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Alfred Wegener Institute, Helmholtz Centre for Polar and Marine Research
Am Handelshafen 12
27570 Bremerhaven

 +49 (0)471 4831-0
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The Alfred Wegener Institute is a foundation under public law (Stiftung des öffentlichen Rechts). The AWI is a member of the Helmholtz Association of German Research Centres.


The Alfred Wegener Institute is legally represented by its Directorate:
Prof. Dr. Antje Boetius (Director)
Dr. Karsten Wurr (Administrative Director)


VAT identification number according to § 27a Umsatzsteuergesetz: DE 114707273

Data Protection Officer

The Data Protection Officer of the controller is
Christoph Wagner
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Liability for Content

We make every effort to keep the information on our Web site current, but accept no liability whatsoever for the content provided. The current law order limits our responsibility as a service provider to our own content on these Web pages. According to current law order we are not obligated to monitor third party information provided or stored on our Web site. However, we shall promptly remove any content upon becoming aware that it violates the law. Our liability in such an instance shall commence at the time we become aware of the respective violation.

Liability for Links

Our site contains links to third-party Web sites. We have no influence whatsoever on the information on these Web sites and accept no guaranty for its correctness. The content of such third-party sites is the responsibility of the respective owners and or providers. At the time third-party Web sites were linked to ours, we found NO GROUNDS WHATSOEVER of any likely contravention of the law. We shall promptly delete a link upon becoming aware that it violates the law.

Copyright of Pictures and Videomaterial

Pictures and Videomaterials used are the property of or licensed to Alfred Wegener Institute, Bremerhaven, unless stated otherwise. We would like to give our thanks to following people and institutions, for providing the material:

  1. GRID-Arendal/Nunataryuk for the cart of Permafrost on the Northern Hemisphere
  2. Folke Mehrtens, Alfred Wegener Institut
  3. João Canário, photo of Inuit stone sculpture (inunnguaq) at Kuujjuarapik-Whapmagoostui, subarctic Quebec, Canada

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