Über die deutschen Forschungsaktivitäten in den Polarregionen

Gernandt, Hartwig and Thiede, Jörn (2014) Über die deutschen Forschungsaktivitäten in den Polarregionen Warnsignal Klima : Die Polarregionen. Wissenschaftliche Auswertungen, Hamburg, Germany, pp. 247-252. ISBN 978-39809668-63

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Abstract

About the German research activities in the polar regions: Since the International Geophysical Year 1957 scientists from both German states actively participated in international projects in Greenland and Svalbard and worked as guest scientists at various research stations in Antarctica. When the Federal Republic of Germany became a consultative member to the Antarctic Treaty system in 1981, for the first time in the history of German polar research an institutionalised long term polar research programme was established. The Alfred Wegener Institute for Polar Research, today Alfred Wegener Institute – Helmholtz Centre for Polar and Marine Research (AWI) was founded in 1980 as a national scientific centre for polar research. It operates the major infrastructure for logistics and science in both polar pegions. In the Antarctic the Federal Agency for Geosciences and Natural Resources and Geo-Research (BGR) and the German Aerospace Centre (DLR) dispose of further research facilities. To meet the latest technical and scientific requirements, AWI’s polar infrastructure has been permanently improved or replaced, if necessary. Likewise AWI supported initiatives to further develop the international cooperation in logistics, in order to improve access and joint operation of research stations in polar regions. For almost 30 years the German polar research programme with its infrastructure is closely internationally linked. It contributed to key research programme and has a significant share in the current in-depth understanding of the role of the polar regions within the Earth system. It is mandatory to keep this high level for the upcoming research activities.

Document Type: Book chapter
Keywords: Permafrost; International Polar Year; Polar research; Germany
Research affiliation: AWI
Date Deposited: 13 Feb 2019 09:13
Last Modified: 13 Feb 2019 09:13
URI: http://eprints.uni-kiel.de/id/eprint/45792

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