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.

15 June 2022, Berlin

This year, the German Arctic Office at the Alfred Wegener Institute is celebrating its 5th anniversary. On this occasion, all partners of the office were invited to a festive event onboard a seminar ship on the Spree River in Berlin.

15 June 2022, Helmholtz Office, Berlin                                                                                              The 19th Arctic Dialogue was held at the Helmholtz Office in Berlin on 15 June 2022. The central theme of the meeting was on the role of the Arctic from the point of view of the new German government. After 2 years of Covid-caused online meetings, the 19th Arctic Dialogue could be organized as a face-to-face meeting.

8 December 2021, online meeting

The 18th Arctic Dialogue was held on 8 December 2021 as a virtual meeting. The focus of the meeting, which was jointly organized with the Institute for Advanced Sustainability Studies (IASS), was on collaboration with indigenous partners.

31 May 2021, online meeting

The 17th Arctic Dialogue was held on 31 May 2021 as a virtual meeting. The main focus was on short reports of the institutions participating in the dialogue forum.

28 April 2021, online meeting

Once per year, the Federal Foreign Office and the German Arctic Office are jointly organizing a meeting with the German experts in the Working Groups and Expert Groups of the Arctic Council. The last meeting was held on 28 April 2021.

24 November 2020, online workshop

The Arctic Office and the Federal Foreign Office have jointly organized a virtual workshop with EU Ambassador Michael Mann, focusing on the process, aims and priorities of the new EU Arctic Strategy. The objectives of the workshop were to initiate an exchange with Michael Mann and to provide input to the EU Arctic Strategy from a German perspective.

23 November 2020, online seminar

The Arctic Office of the AWI and the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK) jointly organized a virtual seminar on 23 November 2020. The directors of the two institutes, Prof. Antje Boetius and Prof. Johan Rockström, presented keynote lectures on “Global Impacts of a Warming Arctic” and answered questions from the audience.

23 November 2020, online meeting

The 16th Arctic Dialogue was jointly organized by the Arctic Office and the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK) as a virtual meeting on 23 November 2020. The focus of the meeting was on Arctic research activities of AWI and PIK which were highlighted in two presentations: Prof. Stefan Rahmstorf (PIK) presented a research update addressing global impacts of Arctic climate change. Prof. Markus Rex provided a summary of the AWI coordinated MOSAiC Expedition which recently returned to Germany after one full year in the Arctic.

15 June 2020, online meeting

The German Arctic Office at the Alfred Wegener Institute invited for the 15th Arctic Dialogue on the 15 June 2020.

32 participants joint the meeting to discuss measures to implement the German and EU Arctic guidelines as well as contributions from German polar and marine research as part of MARE:N to the most pressing social challenges in the Arctic.

15 January 2020, Potsdam

This session was focused on the communication of scientific findings to policy-makers and the dialogue between scientists and policy-makers that is required to identify policy needs and policy-relevant questions. The session was opened with a keynote presentation, followed by a panel discussion including scientists and policy-makers from Germany and the UK.