German-Norwegian Cooperation
                          in Arctic Research


                                  9 November 2023

                                  Potsdam, Germany





German-Norwegian Cooperation in Arctic Research

9th November 2023, 16:00-19:30

As a contribution to the Berlin Science Week, the German Arctic Office at AWI and the Norwegian Embassy in Berlin organized a seminar on German-Norwegian Cooperation in Arctic Research.

The Arctic is subject to drastic changes due to climate impacts. As a result of the global warming sea ice cover reduces and sea ice characteristics change. The Arctic ecosystems change both physically and biologically. But still there are many unexplored areas and ecosystems in the Arctic region.

Results from recent Arctic expeditions and plans for further exploration were presented and discussed in this two-hour seminar. The presenting institutions included the Norwegian Polar Institute, the Fridtjof Nansen Institute as well as the Alfred Wegener Institute, Helmholtz Center for Polar and Marine Research. The seminar was followed by a reception, providing the opportunity to further discuss German-Norwegian scientific cooperation in the Arctic.


16.00   Welcome and opening remarks

            Volker Rachold (Arctic Office AWI)

            Erik F. Øverland (Norwegian Embassy)

            Veronica Willmott Puig (AWI)

            Jon L. Fuglestad (The Research Council of Norway)

16.15   Scientific presentations

            On the exploration of the Polar Ocean – recent results and future

            ambitions - Ole Arve Misund (Norwegian Polar Institute)

            AWIPEV Research Base at Ny-Ålesund, Svalbard - Marion Maturilli (AWI)

            Arctic Research and its Actors: Investigating Drivers and Conditions -

            Serafima Andreeva (Fridtjof Nansen Institute)

            Towards improved modelling of polar climates - Raphael Köhler (AWI)

17.15   Panel Discussion

            Moderated panel discussion with presenters

17.45   Music

            „White, Vanishing“ performed by Daniel Michael Kaiser*

18.00   Reception

19.30   Adjourn

*more information about the music can be found here…

Program pdf: German-Norwegian Cooperation in Arctic Research