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  • 22 January 2013
    Business & Finance

    Due to technical problems with the front crane the German research vessel Polarstern did not start its third leg to Antarctica yesterday. One important part of the crane’s hydraulic system is broken. Therefore the crew could not complete loading in the port of Punta Arenas, Chile. “The damage is fundamental and we can not fix […]

  • 12 August 2014
    Business & Finance

     There is more to scientific research than just going through books and data, especially if you are venturing out to the planet’s coldest and stormiest continent, the Antarctica. Large areas of the Antarctic present major technical and logistics problems to science if scientific endeavour is to achieve the research targets that have been set.  Storms […]

  • 8 January 2015

    The German research icebreaker Polarstern will end its current expedition to the Antarctic earlier than planned due to hydraulic problems in the port engine, Alfred Wegener Institute informed. The ship is scheduled to return to Bremerhaven for repairs at the Lloyd dock facilities in mid-March. A planned subsequent research voyage in the Amundsen Sea will […]

  • 3 September 2014

    This headspinning view shows AWI icebreaker RV Polarstern trailblazing through ice at the North Pole. The ship reached the North Pole at 12:23pm (MESZ) on August 26th, and this is the 4th time for her to be at the North Pole. RV Polarstern is a German research icebreaker of the Alfred Wegener Institute for Polar […]

  • 23 September 2019
    Operations & Maintenance, Research & Development

    Polarstern icebreaker has embarked on a year-round MOSAiC (Multidisciplinary drifting Observatory for the Study of Arctic Climate) expedition to study climate change in the Arctic. On board Polarstern is a team of scientists, supported by the EU, who will conduct pioneering research on the marine ecosystems of the central Arctic ocean. The results of their […]

  • 19 April 2017
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Operations & Maintenance, Research & Development

    The research vessel Polarstern is expected to enter its homeport with the early-morning high tide on Thursday, April 20, 2017, marking the end of a five-month season in the Antarctic for the icebreaker and its crew. Many geoscientists in Bremerhaven can’t wait to see the samples that were collected during a six-week foray into the Amundsen […]

  • 11 April 2014
    Business & Finance, Operations & Maintenance, Research & Development

    After one and a half years in the Antarctic the research vessel Polarstern is expected back in its home port on 13 April. Apart from the crew and scientists on board, there are lots of data, samples and animals from the Southern Ocean that will soon be examined more closely in the laboratories of the […]

  • 1 August 2013
    Business & Finance, Operations & Maintenance

    The Alfred Wegener Institute for Polar and Marine Research  has today published images of an Expedition Antarctic Winter Experiment. The images show the vessel RV Polarstern, and its crew doing work, in the period from June to August 2013. RV Polarstern is one of a few research vessels, which are able to sail Antarctic waters […]

  • 27 October 2015
    Business & Finance, Operations & Maintenance, Research & Development

    The research icebreaker Polarstern will this Thursday October 29, 2015 leave its homeport in Bremerhaven for Cape Town, South Africa, taking 32 students from 19 countries, who will be introduced to the latest methods and instruments used in oceanography. Nine instructors from the Alfred Wegener Institute, Helmholtz Centre for Polar and Marine Research (AWI), the FU […]

  • 11 October 2013
    Business & Finance

    The German Aerospace Center is working on a satellite-based system for substantially improving ship navigation in ice-affected waters. The Earth observation satellites TerraSAR-X and TanDEM-X provide the high-resolution images needed to make this possible. Scientists from the Alfred Wegener Institute (AWI) – the Helmholtz Centre for Polar and Marine Research based in Bremerhaven – are […]

  • 11 April 2014
    Business & Finance

    After year and a half in the Antarctic the research vessel Polarstern is expected back in its home port on 13 April. Apart from the crew and scientists on board, there are lots of data, samples and animals from the Southern Ocean that will soon be examined more closely in the laboratories of the Alfred […]

  • 15 December 2014
    Operations & Maintenance, Research & Development

    A group of IMARES staff sails on board the German Research Icebreaker ‘Polarstern’ for investigations in the sea-ice areas of the Weddell Sea. The expedition sails from Cape Town (2 Dec 2014) to the German Neumayer Station (Christmas), through the centre of the Weddell Sea to Punta Arenas in Chile (1 Feb 2015). The largest […]

  • 28 October 2011
    Business & Finance, Operations & Maintenance, Research & Development

      On Friday, 28 October 2011 the research icebreaker Polarstern sets off on its 28th Antarctic expedition. Over 200 scientists and technicians from research institutions in 14 countries will take part in the five expedition legs. They will examine a wide variety of topics: oceanography and marine chemistry, atmospheric research and the biology of bacteria, […]

  • 7 June 2013

    On Saturday, 8 June 2013 the research vessel Polarstern will be embarking on an expedition to the Antarctic winter. 49 researchers from institutes in twelve countries together with 44 crew members will spend a good two months in the Southern Ocean. They will be exploring the sea ice, the atmosphere and the ocean, until the […]

  • 7 June 2013
    Business & Finance, Operations & Maintenance, Research & Development

    A group of researchers from the Alfred Wegener Institute, Helmholtz Centre for Polar and Marine Research began their journey to South Africa yesterday. However this trip south is no summer holiday, but rather the start of a special journey: on Saturday, 8 June 2013 the research vessel Polarstern will be embarking on an expedition to […]

  • 18 June 2012
    Business & Finance

    On Thursday, 14 June 2012, the research vessel Polarstern left Bremerhaven on course for the Arctic. 44 expedition participants from institutions from Germany, Belgium, USA and the United Kingdom will spend around one month at sea. Their main study area is the Fram Strait between Spitsbergen and Greenland where they will conduct long-term oceanographic measurements. […]

  • 14 June 2012
    Business & Finance, Research & Development

    This Thursday, 14 June 2012, the research vessel Polarstern will leave Bremerhaven on course for the Arctic. 44 expedition participants from institutions from Germany, Belgium, USA and the United Kingdom will spend around one month at sea. Their main study area is the Fram Strait between Spitsbergen and Greenland where they will conduct long-term oceanographic […]

  • 10 October 2012
    Business & Finance, Operations & Maintenance, Research & Development

    Polarstern returned from the Central Arctic expedition “IceArc“ to Bremerhaven on 8 October 2012 after a good two months. 54 scientists and technicians from twelve different countries conducted research on the retreat of the sea ice and the consequences for the Arctic Ocean and its ecosystems over a period of two months in the High […]

  • 16 October 2015

    The research icebreaker Polarstern from the Alfred-Wegener Institute, Helmholtz Centre for Polar and Marine Research (AWI), returned to its homeport in Bremerhaven on October 14 following an expedition to the Arctic launched back in mid-May with an aim of studying the effects of climate changes on this region. This summer season, Polarstern carried over 200 biologists, physicists, […]

  • 16 October 2015

    The research icebreaker Polarstern from the Alfred-Wegener Institute, Helmholtz Centre for Polar and Marine Research (AWI), returned to its homeport in Bremerhaven on October 14 following an expedition to the Arctic launched back in mid-May with an aim of studying the effects of climate changes on this region. This summer season, Polarstern carried over 200 biologists, physicists, […]

  • 27 October 2011
    Business & Finance

    On Friday, 28 October 2011 the research icebreaker Polarstern sets off on its 28th Antarctic expedition. Over 200 scientists and technicians from research institutions in 14 countries will take part in the five expedition legs. They will examine a wide variety of topics: oceanography and marine chemistry, atmospheric research and the biology of bacteria, tiny […]

  • 22 May 2015
    Business & Finance, Operations & Maintenance

    The research icebreaker Polarstern has left its home port in Bremerhaven, setting a course for the Arctic. Led by Dr Ilka Peeken from the Alfred Wegener Institute, Helmholtz Centre for Polar and Marine Research (AWI) a team of 53 researchers from 11 countries will investigate the effects of climate change in the Arctic, from the surface […]