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 serves as a central point of contact for political and scientific bodies, NGO‘s and German industry; advises 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" 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.

Arctic Frontiers is an international arena on sustainable development in the Arctic. The conference addresses the management of opportunities and challenges to achieve viable economic growth with societal and environmental sustainability. Arctic Frontiers brings academia, government and business together to create a firmer foundation for decision-making and sustainable economic development in the Arctic.

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.

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14473 Potsdam
Germany

info(at)arctic-office.de
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