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.

11 May 2023, BMBF Office Berlin

The 21st Arctic Dialogue was held on 11 May 2023 in the Federal Ministry of Education and Research. The overarching theme of the meeting was international cooperation in Arctic research. For the first time, the Berlin embassies of the Arctic States were represented in the Arctic Dialogue.

March 2023

With the Arctic Circle Tokyo Forum (4-6 March 2023) and the Seventh International Symposium on Arctic Research (ISAR-7) (6-10 March 2023) two international Arctic conference took place in Japan. The German Arctic Office contributed to both meetings.

2 February 2023, Tromsø, Clarion Hotel The Edge

In the framework of the conference “Arctic Frontiers” in Norway, the German Arctic Office and the Arctic Monitoring and Assessment Programme (AMAP) arranged a session to foster the dialogue between young professionals (Emerging Leaders) and experienced mentors, especially focusing on the science-policy-interface. The event was part of the Arctic Frontiers “Emerging Leaders” Programme.

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