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AWI director Antje Boetius supports the environmental photo festival »horizonte zingst«. From 25.5. Until the 2.6.2019, works from the polar regions of AWI photographer Esther Horvath will also be shown on the Baltic Sea.
With the Russian expedition TRANSARCTIC 2019, another milestone in Russian-German cooperation in Arctic research was successfully completed. On board the "Akademik Treshnikov" were seven scientists from German partner institutions (AWI, GEOMAR, University of Bremen and University of Kiel).
The Antarctic Circumpolar Current is the planet’s most powerful and arguably most important. It is the only one to flow clear around the globe without getting diverted by any landmass, sending up to 150 times the flow of all the world’s rivers clockwise around the frozen continent. It connects all the other oceans, and is thought to play a key role in regulating natural climate swings that have repeatedly swept the earth for millions of years. But much is still not known about how it works, including how it might now respond...
Two satellites from the ESA provide data to measure the thickness of Arctic sea ice. The combination of both satellites now enables accurate observations of both thick and thin sea ice with just one data product.
"Microbiology of Global Change" is the name of the research field that deals with microbial responses to global warming and pollution. The journal "Nature Reviews Microbiology" asked Antje Boetius according to her assessment.