Office for information and cooperation in the Arctic

The German Arctic Office at the Alfred Wegener Institute Helmholtz Centre for Polar and Marine Research serves as an information and cooperation platform for German stakeholders invested in Arctic science, politics and industry. It enhances the visibility of Germany‘s  engagement in the Arctic on a national and international level.

The German Arctic Office:  provides a central point of contact for political and scientific bodies, NGO‘s and German industry; advices the federal government on Arctic issues through statements and briefings based on the most current state of research, and; fosters Germany‘s participation in the Arctic Council‘s scientific activities.

The German Arctic Office: provides scientific organizations with background information on  current policy relevant developments in the Arctic Region, and; informs German stakeholders from science, politics  and industry with consitent information from the global Arctic research community

The German Arctic Office: initiates and organizes national Arctic meetings and events in cooperation with partners from science, politics and industry, and; supports the federal government in the representation of German Arctic research and policy at international conferences.

Arctic Strategies 2017

"Arctic Strategies 2017" offers an overview and an introduction to the Arctic Strategies of the member and observer states of the Arctic Council. This introduction was commissioned in partnership with the German Arctic Office. The policy paper is a scientific publication, the opinions expressed in the paper are the author's own and do not reflect the view of the German Arctic Office.

The German Arctic Office at the 2017 Arctic Circle Assembly

The Arctic Circle Assembly, the largest annual international gathering on the Arctic, took place in Reykjavik (Iceland) on 13-15 October 2017. The German Arctic Office participated in the Assembly and contributed to a number of events and sessions.

A Responsible Future for the Arctic

The Royal Norwegian Embassy in Berlin, in cooperation with Arctic Frontiers and the German Arctic Office at the Alfred Wegener Institute, Helmholtz Centre for Polar and Marine Research, are organizing a seminar on "A Responsible Future for the Arctic: Political, scientific and business perspectives".

15 November 2017
09.00 - 14.00

Felleshus at the Nordic Embassies
Rauchstraße 1
10787 Berlin

Telegrafenberg A43
14473 Potsdam

+49(0)331 2882214