The German Arctic Office is part of the Alfred Wegener Institute Helmholtz Centre for Polar and Marine Research and seated in Potsdam, Germany. The Office is headed by Dr. Volker Rachold. Dr. Rachold graduated as a geochemist from Göttingen University, where he also obtained his Ph.D. in 1994. Since then he worked with the Alfred Wegener Institute for Polar and Marine Research. His research focused on land-ocean interactions in the Siberian Arctic and he led several land- and ship-based Russian-German expeditions. He is author and editor of numerous scientific papers and serves as a reviewer for scientific journals and funding agencies. Before moving to the German Arctic Office in 2017, he served as the Executive Secretary of the International Arctic Science Committee (IASC) since 2006.
German Arctic Office
Alfred Wegener Institute Helmholtz Centre
for Polar and Marine Research
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