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.

3 June 2019, Berlin, Germany

Marine expeditions have always filled the public imagination with discoveries and technological exploits. Nowadays, they play a crucial role in the understanding of climate change and of its effects on our ecosystems. This seminar aims at highlighting three major expeditions that call for a sustainable development and spread a message in favor of the protection of the oceans and of the climate.

8-9 October 2019, Reykjavik, Iceland

The workshop "Raising awareness and building capacity for science-based policy-making" is organized by the Association of Polar Early Career Scientists, the German Arctic Office at the Alfred Wegener Institute and the Icelandic Center for Research, in cooperation with the German Embassy in Reykjavik and supported by the German Foreign Office. Application deadline is 31 May.

10 April, St. Petersburg, Russia

In April 3,600 participants joined the International Arctic Forum in St. Petersburg that focussed on topics of the Russian Arctic. The German Arctic Office was also part of the conference and gave an interview after the event.

7 May 2019, Rovaniemi, Finland

The Arctic Council Ministers met in Rovaniemi (Finland) on 7 May 2019 and passed the chairmanship of the Council from Finland to Iceland. For the first time in the history of the Arctic Council, the Arctic States could not agree on a joint “Ministerial Declaration”.

7 May 2019, Helsinki, Finland

"Continuing to pay close attention to the Arctic is necessary because what happens in the Arctic has direct consequences for the rest of the world", concluded the Finnish President Sauli Niinistö and highlighted the importance of international dialogue on a regular basis. The Munich Security Conference organized this Roundtable on Arctic Security. The German Arctic Office took part in this meeting.

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