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SPI-AWI Collaboration workshop – Expression of interest

5th December 2023 @ 7:00 pm - 6th December 2023 @ 4:30 pm

Aerial photo of the AWI campus in Bremerhaven, Germany

In the context of the recently signed Memorandum of Understanding between the Swiss Polar Institute (SPI) and the Alfred Wegener Institute (AWI), we are inviting Swiss-based scientists to express interest in participation in a collaboration workshop to take place in Bremerhaven on 6 December 2023.

Swiss-based scientists interested in establishing joint research projects with researchers based at the AWI could apply within the usual SPI calls, Swiss or German funding sources (including the numerous collaboration possibilities foreseen by SNF and DFG) or within the realm of larger international initiatives.

Scientific topics include:

  • Terrestrial ecology and permafrost
  • Ice cores, glaciology
  • Sea ice (Arctic/Antarctic)
  • Marine geology, paleo-oceanography, ice-ocean interactions (Southern Ocean)
  • Green technologies for polar research

Preliminary agenda

Tue 5 December 

  • 17:00-18:00 Welcome by Antje Boetius, AWI Director, & introduction session
  • 18:30 Joint dinner

Wed 6 December

  • 08:30 Welcome
  • 09:00 Presentation of AWI and Swiss current and future programmes
  • 10:00 Coffee break
  • 11:30 Scientific presentations & collaboration opportunities
  • 13:00 Lunch
  • 14:00 Thematic break-out groups
  • 16:00 Summary & next steps
  • 16:30 End of the workshop

Practical information

For Swiss workshop participants, SPI will cover the cost of accommodation and meals in Bremerhaven. Participants are asked to arrange their own travel to and from Bremerhaven.

We invite established as well as early-career scientists to contact us in case of interest in participating in this workshop. Please indicate which of the above subjects you are interested in and whether you have potential collaborators at the AWI. Suggestions for additional topics can also be made.

Spaces for workshop participation are limited and will be allocated to best match with AWI participation.

We thank you for your interest and participation!


5th December 2023 @ 7:00 pm
6th December 2023 @ 4:30 pm
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AWI Campus Bremerhaven
Am Handelshafen 12
Bremerhaven, 27570 Germany
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