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Polar 5 (Foto: AWI)

In 2008/09 the research aircraft POLAR 5 will perform three scientific missions with varying geophysical instrumentation.
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iceberg with pinguins

On 5 December 2008, the research vessel Polarstern will depart Cape Town to conduct the Antarctic Expedition ANT-XXV/2.
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Blick auf das Meereis

The third leg of the 23rd Polarstern expedition starts on 12 August in Reykjavik and ends on 19 October in Bremerhaven.
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Blick auf das Meereis

The research areas of the cruise leg ARK-XXIII/2 are the northern Nordic Seas. The expedition will start in Longyearbyen on 4 July and ends in Reykjavik on 10 August 2008.
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Blick auf das Meereis

The first leg of the 23rd Polarstern expedition to the Arctic starts on 12 June 2008 in Bremerhaven. The cruise leg will end on 2 July 2008 in Longyearbyen. The emphasis of research of the first part of Polarstern's journey are oceanographic readings in the Greenland Sea.
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On 18 April 2008 Polarstern will start its return from Punta Arenas to Bremerhaven. The cruise will be utilized for continuous investigations of atmospheric and marine properties as well as for energy and material fluxes between ocean and atmosphere.

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Aufnahme einer Verankerung -on the rocks-

On February 6, Polarstern will leave for the next Antarctic expedition. Recording equipment aboard Polarstern, as well as ocean-deployed buoys and drift units designed to sink to deep water will be measuring ocean currents in the Southern Ocean, distribution of trace substances, transport of water bodies, and interactions between sea and ice as well as ocean and atmosphere.

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Jürgen Graeser with thethered balloon

For the first time, a German has taken part in a Russian drift expedition. Jürgen Graeser, a 49-year-old scientific technician of the Potsdam Research Unit of the Alfred Wegener Institute, has spent seven months on an ice floe and gained observational data from a region, which is normally inaccessible during the Arctic winter.

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Deep sea fish (Photo: B. Ebbe)

From November 28th, 2007 to February 4th, 2008, scientists onboard research vessel Polarstern were investigating the Southern ocean. 53 scientists from eight nations focused their work on climate-related research as part of the International Polar Year. Read the daily expedition reports...

Drillsite photo

Scientists from the US, Newzealand, Italy and Germany just started to drill a 1000 meter sediment core from the seafloor of Antarctica. Scientists from Germanys Alfred Wegener Institute are investigating the chemical and phyical properties of the ice core. Teacher Rainer Lehmann was part of the team and posted news about the drilling project for his pupils and everyone interested in this adventure.

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Eisbär

The expedition ARK-XXII/2 is a central contribution to the International Polar Year 2007/08 (IPY 2007/08).

The scientists want to determine the present environmental status of the polar regions.

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Camp CASE 10

Scientists of the Federal Institute for Geosciences and Natural Resources (BGR) are exploring the history of the polar oceans. Find out what is happening in the expedition camps. To the expedition reports of CASE 10...

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Im Neem Camp

An expedition is underway in order to transport drilling equipment to a new research site in Northern Greenland. In 2008, the scientists want to recover an icecore dating back to about 125.000 years. In order to find a good spot for the drill, the Alfred Wegener Institute is currently doing radar measurements. To expedition reports of Neem...
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Foto: M. Bergmann/AWI

Read more about the scientists and the crew at the expediton. To ARK XXII/1 expedition...

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Reindeer (photo: J. Kube/AWI)

The expedition reports from Frank Fuchs (Zoo Rostock) und Jens Kube (Alfred-Wegener-Institut) about a expedition to Svalbard.

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The expedition reports from Janine Bardenhagen, Michael Trapp, Lars Focke, Jonas Ziegler and Dirk Wagner about their travel on 'Polarstern' from Punta Arenas to the Kerguelen plateau in east Antarctica from February to mid April 2007.

Polarstern in Antarctica

The expedition reports from Julian Gutt, Meike Scheidat, Jan Seiler, Stephanie Langner and Gauthier Chapelle about the expedition of the RV "Polarstern"; their travel through the Weddell Sea to the Larsen-B-Iceshelf, from November 2006 to January 2007.