Parliamentary Evening on German Research and Policy on the Arctic

Wed, 01/13/2016

Temperatures in the Arctic are rising twice as fast as those in other parts of the world, a rate that scientific observations and analyses can hardly keep up with. This rapid change represents a challenge for politics, industry and the environment. What possibilities does Germany have to assume responsibilities and avail of opportunities here? What policy options can emerge from the knowledge generated by research on this region?

The Alfred Wegener Institute – Helmholtz Centre for Polar and Marine Research (AWI), the Federal Institute for Geosciences and Natural Resources (BGR) and the IASS will host a Parliamentary Evening on German research and policy on the Arctic at the Representation of the Federal State of Bremen in Berlin on 13 January.

Professor Johanna Wanka, German Minister for Education and Research, will make the opening address, together with State Council Ulrike Hiller, Commissioner of the Free Hanseatic City of Bremen at the Federation for Europe and Development Cooperation, and Professor Karin Lochte, Director of the Alfred Wegener Institute. Experts from the Federal Foreign Office, the BGR, AWI and the IASS will discuss the challenges of conducting research on the Arctic in a podium discussion. IASS participants will include Professor Mark Lawrence, Managing Scientific Director, and Senior Fellow R. Andreas Kraemer.

By invitation only.