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Advocate of the Seas

AWI Director Antje Boetius appointed Mercator Professor

Two lectures at the University of Duisburg-Essen planned

Prof. Dr. Antje Boetius,deutsche Meeresbiologin und Professorin der Universität Bremen,
seit November 2017 leitet sie das Alfred-Wegener-Institut in Bremerhaven.
Geboren: 5. März 1967 (Alter 51 Jahre), Frankfurt am Main
Ausbildung: Universität Hamburg
Feld: Meeresbiologie
Auszeichnungen: Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz-Preis, Gustav-Steinmann-Medaille,Deutscher Umweltpreis 2018
[24. January 2020] 

Antje Boetius has led expeditions to the Arctic and Antarctic, and is a passionate proponent of more climate protection and nature conservation, both in her private life and in various organisations. Now the AWI director has been given a new role: as the next Mercator Professor at the University of Duisburg-Essen (UDE).

New Year’s Reception for the Bremen Senate

Antje Boetius as keynote speaker

Speech on climate change and polar research

Antje Boetius bei ihrer Festrede im Bremer Rathaus.
[16. January 2020] 

“Nothing will be as costly as choosing not to invest in climate protection!” – so claimed AWI Director Antje Boetius at the New Year’s Reception for the Senate of the Free Hanseatic City of Bremen.


A glimpse into deep ocean-floor structures

An expedition by the Research Vessel SONNE takes researchers to the Kerguelen Plateau

[15. January 2020] 

The objective of the upcoming expedition of the Research Vessel SONNE in January is a critical location for climate studies in the Indian Ocean. Dr. Gabriele Uenzelmann-Neben of the Alfred Wegener Institute, Helmholtz Center for Polar and Marine Research (AWI) is the chief scientist for Expedition SO272. Scientists from MARUM – Center for Marine Environmental Sciences at the University of Bremen will also be participating.

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