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Climate refugee Cod

New study

Climate refugee Cod

The latest research conducted by AWI experts that the chances of survival for the offspring of important fish species will dramatically worsen, if the 1.5 ° C target of the Paris Climate Agreement is not achieved. Under conditions of further warming and acidification of the ocean, Atlantic cod and its arctic relative polar cod would be forced to look for new habitats in the far north. Their populations could dwindle. If so, this could be disastrous, as the polar cod is the most important food source for Arctic seals and seabirds. In addition, fishers could lose the world’s most productive area for catching Atlantic cod,

Which types of jellyfish are there in the Arctic Ocean today – and which will still be there tomorrow?

Which types of jellyfish are there in the Arctic Ocean today – and which will still be there tomorrow?

In 2019, Charlotte Havermans will form a new research group, which will use cutting-edge technologies to create a jellyfish inventory for the Arctic Ocean.

Polarstern returns from geo-expedition in the Arctic

Arctic Expedition

Polarstern returns from geo-expedition in the Arctic

This morning, the Alfred Wegener Institute, Helmholtz Centre for Polar and Marine Research (AWI) research icebreaker Polarstern returned to her homeport in Bremerhaven. Over the previous six weeks, nearly 100 contributing researchers and crewmembers had engaged in geoscientific fieldwork, sea-ice experiments and meteorological research in the Central Arctic. In addition, students from the German-Canadian graduate training programme ArcTrain were on board.