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.

POLAR2018 is a joint event of the Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research (SCAR) and the International Arctic Science Committee (IASC). The SCAR meetings, the Arctic Science Summit Week (ASSW) and the Open Science Conference will be hosted by the Swiss Federal Institute for Forest, Snow and Landscape Research (WSL) under the patronage of the Swiss Committee on Polar and High Altitude Research.

22 November 2017, Potsdam

Airbus Defense and Space and the German Arctic Office at the Alfred Wegener Institute, Helmholtz Centre for Polar and Marine Research, organized a special seminar on national possibilities for satellite driven earth observations in the Arctic and its user community.

10 October 2017, Helsinki, Finland

Environmental protection is one of the priorities of the Finnish Chairmanship of the Arctic Council. This one-day seminar in Helsinki brought together Finnish, German and French experts to present and discuss activities in the field of environmental research and environmental protection during the Finnish Chairmanship of the Arctic Council 2017-2019. A report of the German-French-Finnish Arctic seminar is now available.

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14473 Potsdam

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