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 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.

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

March 2024

Against the background of Norway's chairship of the Arctic Council, the following analysis portrays Norway as an Arctic state. In addition to an overview of Norway's Arctic, the focus is on the following topics: Economy, security, indigenous population, science, and cooperation between Germany and Norway.

14 December 2023, Nordic Embassies, Berlin

In cooperation with the Nordic Embassies in Berlin, the Arctic Office organized an event in Berlin on “The Modern Arctic”. The seminar highlighted that the Arctic is not only a remote and frozen wilderness, but at the same a region of dynamic innovation, modern cities and entrepreneurship.

30 November 2023, German Institute for International and Security Affairs (SWP), Berlin

The 22nd Arctic Dialogue Meeting was held on 30 November 2023 at the German Institute for International and Security Affairs (SWP). The meeting addressed the recent climate situation in the Arctic, international climate politics ahead of COP 28 and the implications of the Russian war of aggression against the Ukraine on Arctic research.

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