Alfred Wegener Institute Foundation for Polar and Marine Research

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Alfred Wegener Institute for Polar and Marine Research - Research Unit Potsdam

The Research Unit Potsdam began works in 1992.  The main fields of research of the Potsdam Research Unit are terrestrial geoscience studies in the periglacial regions at the margins of inland ice sheets and in permafrost areas as well as model and experimental investigations of atmospheric processes in the polar regions.  These studies complete the programme of the Alfred Wegener Institute in Bremerhaven, which is mainly concerned with marine studies and ice-core drilling. In particular, the polar researchers at Potsdam concentrate on the Arctic realm, the key to an understanding of European climate. 

Fields of Research of the Research Unit Potsdam: 

The Research Unit is part of the science campus "Albert Einstein" located on the historic "Telegrafenberg" in Potsdam.  Following institutes are located on the Telegrafenberg, too, and a close cooperation in the field of climate research exists: 

Special Links

Arctic Science Summit Week
22.-29. March 2006
    Arctic Climate Workshop 
    Sep 5-7, 2005

International Polar Year
German Youth Steering Committee

    PhD student day (DOKTAG) 
    April 21-23, 2006
Head of Department: Prof. Dr. H.-W. Hubberten 
Tel.: +49-331-288-2100
Secretary: Gabriela Schlaffer 
Tel.: +49-331-288-2100
Address: Telegrafenberg A43 
D-14473 Potsdam, Germany
Fax: +49-331-288-2137