Two new AWI studies show that sea ice growth in the Arctic Ocean is significantly affected by the influx of warm, North Atlantic water masses.
Thanks to new technology, the days of previously rather laborious, somewhat dangerous and sometimes inaccurate counting of animals in remote regions seem to be a thing of the past.
POLAR POD is a giant tower with a draft of 80 meters that will drift twice around Antarctica.
Penguins spend half of their lives in the water. Observations have shown that they can spend longer periods under water than was previously known.
Maori and their traditional knowledge of Antarctica could help to better face the challenges of the future.
Global warming is increasingly causing droughts in the summer months in the Arctic, resulting in a higher frequency of overwintering wildfires.
Monegasque manufacturer of electric vehicles “Venturi” has unveiled the next generation of the all-terrain vehicle for Antarctica on June 5, 2021.
Iron released by the fecal pellets of tunicates is more bioavailable, increasing the growth of phytoplankton.
The noise experiment on young minke whales, permitted by Norway but criticised internationally, has now started.
A new study shows that climate change is exacerbating the negative effects of other stressors on Arctic cod.
A comprehensive report on the state of Arctic diversity shows that animals and plants are under varying degrees of pressure, depending on species and location, and calls for more cooperation.
Sound recordings prove: Baleen whales use the island’s krill-rich waters almost year-round, which is why they should be protected
According to a recent study, the strong temperature increase in the Arctic leads to extremely high mercury concentrations in meltwater rivers in Greenland.
Severe earthquakes such as those in Chile in 2010 and in the Indian Ocean in 2012 let the volcano Mount Erebus thousands of kilometres away tremble and trigger icequakes.
Using CT images of a fossil whale skull, scientists were able to demonstrate that a prehistoric species of whale was equipped with both teeth and baleen.
As of today, the “Polarstern” is on its way to the Fram Strait to continue long-term observations, including on plastics in the deep sea, in the AWI “Hausgarten” with 50 researchers on board.
New research shows that the contribution of natural aerosols to Antarctic warming is greater than previously thought.
German and Norwegian researchers suspect that parts of the Greenland ice sheet could soon pass a tipping point, after which it would inexorably disappear.
Thanks to several years of research, the world’s first key biodiversity area for sei whales was recently recognized – a milestone for whale conservation.
ESA and BAS report the breakup of an iceberg covering more than 4,300 square kilometres at the western end of the Ronne Ice Shelf in the Weddell Sea.
In the summer of 2021, expedition members will gather information about the polar bear population as part of the Master of the Arctic environmental project.
An IAATO-funded fellowship is open to prospective Antarctic researchers and their applications are due by the end of May.
The analysis of fossil teeth provides important insights into the Arctic flora during the Pleistocene.
Japan’s Marine Science and Technology Agency will begin building a new icebreaker in 2021 to conduct research in the North Pole region.