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.

20 February 2019, Potsdam, Germany

On 20 February the indigenous researcher Jocelyn Joe-Strack visited Potsdam to present her perspective on the contribution of indigenous knowledge to science at the seminar on Climate Change in the Arctic: How Indigenous Knowledge and Science Can Help

January 2019, Massachusetts, USA

The "Agreement on Enhancing International Arctic Scientific Cooperation" is the third binding legal agreement among all eight Arctic States since 2011. The agreement was discussed during a dialogue panel about “Supporting Implementation of the Arctic Science Agreement” at the “Arctic Circle Assembly 2018”. The opening interventions of the panellists were now published in the Science Diplomacy Action.

Telegrafenberg A45
14473 Potsdam
Germany

info(at)arctic-office.de
+49 (0)331 2882214

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  • 26 April 10-14: "Sustainable Seas", in Cooperation with the Embassy of Norway (Übersee-Museum, Bremen)
  • 5 June: Iceland assumes the chairmanship of the Arctic Council in Cooperation with the Embassy of Finland and Embassy of the Republic of Iceland (Felleshus, Nordic embassies, Rauchstrasse 1, 10787 Berlin)