Stiftung Alfred Wegener Institut

Stiftung Alfred Wegener Institut

Germany's leading institute for polar and marine research

Polar and Marine research are central themes of Global system and Environmental Science. The Alfred Wegener Institute conducts research in the Arctic, the Antarctic and at temperate latitudes. It coordinates Polar research in Germany and provides both the necessary equipment and the essential logistic back up for polar expeditions. Recent additional research themes include North Sea Research, contributions to Marine Biological Monitoring, Marine Pollution Research, Investigation of naturally occuring marine substances and technical marine developments.
The Institute was established as a public foundation in 1980. The Foundation Alfred Wegener Institute for Polar and Marine Research includes the Alfred Wegener Institute in Bremerhaven the Potsdam Research Unit (1992), the Biologische Anstalt Helgoland and the Wadden Sea Station Sylt. It is a member of the Helmholtz Association of German Research Centres; the German Federal Mini

Type of institution:
Öffentliche Forschung

Work focus:
Entwicklungsneurobiologie und Neurogenetik, Zelluläre Neurobiologie

Kurpromenade 201
D-27498 Helgoland

0049 4725 819 3238



Contact person:

Prof. Dr. Karen Helen Wiltshire

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