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Award

Helmholtz International Fellow Award 2018 to Peter Bauer

AWI-Direktorin Antje Boetius (l) überreicht Peter Bauer (m) den Helmholtz International Fellow Award 2018 in Beisein von Thomas Jung (r), Leiter des AWI-Fachbereichs Klimawissenschaften.
[05. February 2019] 

Dr Peter Bauer, Deputy Director of the Research Department of the European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts (ECMWF) in the UK, has been awarded the Helmholtz International Fellow Award 2018.


Antarctica

Scientific expedition heads to newly exposed Antarctic ecosystem

Scientists to explore life up to now hidden beneath Antarctic ice shelf

Luftaufnahme: Polarstern bei seiner Fahrt durch antarktisches Meereis, Weddellmeer.


Polarsternexpedition ANT-XXIX/6; 8. Juni - 12. August 2013; Kapstadt-Punta Arenas
Ziel der Expedition: Ein interdisziplinäres Forschungsprogramm in Atmosphäre, Meereis, Ozean und Ökosystem im antarktischen Winter, um die physikalischen und biogeochemischen Eigenschaften und Prozesse während der Wachstumsphase des Meereises besser zu verstehen. Fahrt war die erste antarktische Winterexpedition seit dem Jahr 2006. (Kurs wie im Winterexperiment 1992) 


English

Aerial photo: Polarstern breaking its way through Antarctic sea ice, Weddell Sea.

Polarsternexpedition ANT-XXIX/6; 8. June - 12. August 2013; Cape Town -Punta Arenas (Chile); The aim of the cruise is to carry out an interdisciplinary research programm on atmosphere, sea ice, ocean, and ecosystem during winter to obtain an understanding of physical and biogeochemical properties and processes during the sea ice growth season. It was the first Antarctic winter expedition since the year 2006.
[04. February 2019] 

An international team of scientists heads to Antarctica this week to investigate a mysterious marine ecosystem that’s been hidden beneath an Antarctic ice shelf for up to 120,000 years.


Antarctic Expeditions

Deep-sea drilling to shed new light on the stability of the Antarctic Ice Sheet

AWI geoscientists lead international IODP expeditions to the Antarctic Ocean

[25. January 2019] 

Over the next few months, geophysicists and geologists from the Alfred Wegener Institute, Helmholtz Centre for Polar and Marine Research will gain unprecedented insights into the climatic history of the Antarctic Ice Sheet as part of the International Ocean Discovery Program (IODP).


Anniversary

Ten-year anniversary of the Neumayer Station III

The scientific and political community alike stress the importance of German Antarctic research

[18. January 2019] 

Since 2009 the Neumayer Station III, located on the Ekström Ice Shelf on the eastern coast of the Weddell Sea, has served as the primary base of operations for German Antarctic research activities. The station crew, together with a delegation from the research and political communities, are now celebrating its ten-year anniversary.


Climate change

The pace at which the world’s permafrost soils are warming

New global study reveals rising soil temperatures in permafrost regions around the world

AWI-Permafrostexperten untersuchen die erodierende Küste  auf der sibirischen Insel Sobo-Sise im östlichen Lena-Delta

AWI permafrost scientists investigate the eroding coastline at the Siberian island Sobo-Sise, Eastern Lena delta.
[16. January 2019] 

Global warming is leaving more and more apparent scars in the world’s permafrost regions. As the new global comparative study conducted by the international permafrost network GTN-P shows, in all regions with permafrost soils the temperature of the frozen ground at a depth of more than 10 metres rose by an average of 0.3 degrees Celsius between 2007 and 2016 – in the Arctic and Antarctic, as well as the high mountain ranges of Europe and Central Asia. The effect was most pronounced in Siberia, where the temperature of the frozen soil rose by nearly 1 degree Celsius. The…


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