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New ‘German Arctic Office’ to act as consultant to politics and industry

2017.01.06 | Charlotte Hviid

The Alfred Wegener Institute is setting up the first cross-institutional centre of excellence for questions about the Arctic To be able to offer direct scientific advice to decision-makers. The office is placed at the Alfred Wegener Institute, Helmholtz Centre for Polar and Marine Research (AWI) and will be lead by the former IASC Executive Secretary Volker Rachold. The German Arctic Office officially commenced work on 1 January 2017 and draws its expertise from a network of scientists from all German research institutes working on Arctic topics.

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