The German Commission for the International Polar Year 2007/08

In accordance with the recommendations from the ICSU-IPY planning group (International Council for Science - International Polar Year), a German IPY committee was established in November of 2003, with approval of the German National Committee for SCAR/IASC. The new committee ensures ongoing communication with both, the IPY Programme Office and the ICSU/WMO Joint Committee (International Council for Science / World Meteorological Organisation). It represents scientists from German research institutions at IPY programmes, and promotes German research programmes within the IPY.

Back row from left: Tillmann Mohr, Detlef Damaske, Franz Tessensohn, Eberhard Fahrbach, Rainhard Diedrich, Jörn Thiede, Marietta Weigelt, Klaus Dethloff and Karsten Gohl. Kneeling in the front from left: Rainer Lehmann and Rainer Gersonde. Members not present on this picture: Angelika Brandt, Heinz Miller, Norbert Roland and Ursula Schauer.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Back row from left: Tillmann Mohr, Detlef Damaske, Franz Tessensohn, Eberhard Fahrbach, Reinhard Dietrich, Jörn Thiede, Marietta Weigelt, Klaus Dethloff and Karsten Gohl. Kneeling in the front from left: Rainer Lehmann and Rainer Gersonde. Members not present on this picture: Angelika Brandt, Joachim-Otto Habeck, Karin Lochte, Heinz Miller and Ursula Schauer.

The commission has been assigned the following tasks:

  • Operation as working group IPY of the LA-SCAR/IASC
  • Being the point of contact for national and international coordination during the International Polar Year
  • Collection and organisation of German project proposals
  • Assessment of German proposals in comparison with international bids, and identification of gaps within German applications
  • Briefing of German groups on developments and strategies during the International Polar Year
  • Providing support in identifying funding opportunities for German research proposals during the International Polar Year
  • Organisation of public relations work and outreach programmes in schools
  • Management of a web page, functioning as an information hub.

Commission members:

Prof. Dr. Angelika Brandt Universität Hamburg, Zoological Institute and Museum, Hamburg
Prof. Dr. Klaus Dethloff Alfred-Wegener-Institut for Polar and Marine Research, Potsdam
Dr. Detlef Damaske Federal agency for Geosciences and natural resources, Hannover
Prof. Dr. Reinhard Dietrich TU Dresden, Institute for planetay Geodesy, Dresden
Dr. Eberhard Fahrbach Alfred-Wegener-Institut for Polar and Marine Research, Bremerhaven
Dr. Rainer Gersonde Alfred-Wegener-Institut for Polar and Marine Research, Bremerhaven
Dr. Karsten Gohl Alfred-Wegener-Institut for Polar and Marine Research, Bremerhaven
Dr. Julian Gutt Alfred-Wegener-Institut for Polar and Marine Research, Bremerhaven
Dr. Joachim-Otto Habeck MPI for ethnological Research, Halle
Prof. Dr. Karin Lochte Alfred-Wegener-Institut for Polar and Marine Research, Bremerhaven
Prof. Dr. Heinz Miller Alfred-Wegener-Institut for Polar and Marine Research, Bremerhaven
Dr. Tillmann Mohr yore EUMETSAT
Dr. Ursula Schauer Alfred-Wegener-Institut for Polar and Marine Research, Bremerhaven
Dr. Franz Tessensohn Federal agency for Geosciences and natural resources, Hannover
Prof. Dr. Jörn Thiede Alfred-Wegener-Institut for Polar and Marine Research, Bremerhaven

Chair of the German Commission:

Prof. Dr. Reinhard Dietrich

Institute for Planetary Geodasy

Technische Universität Dresden

Helmholtzstr. 10

01062 Dresden

Tel: + 49 (0) 351 463 34652

E-Mail: ipy@polarforschung.de

 

Scientific Assistant to the Commission:

Dr. Karsten Gohl

Alfred Wegener Institute for Polar and Marine Research

Columbusstraße

27568 Bremerhaven

Tel.  +49 (0) 471 4831 1361

Fax. + 49 (0) 471 4831 1271

E-mail: ipy@polarforschung.de

 

Administrative Assistant:

Marietta Weigelt

Alfred Wegener Institute for Polar and Marine Research

Postfach 120161

27515 Bremerhaven

Tel. +49 (0) 471 4831 1750

Fax. + 49( 0) 471 4831 1797

E-mail: ipy@polarforschung.de