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Pile driving during construction of wind farms and the use of airguns when searching for oil and gas unavoidably result in noise pollution in the surrounding area.
An international team of scientists has for the first time succeeded in creating a digital map of the entire Antarctic seafloor
Studies confirm that twice as much marine debris is lying on the seabed today compared to ten years ago
The Polarstern expedition has disconcerting news about our rapidly receding sea ice.
The end of the last ice age and the processes that led to the melting of the northern and southern ice sheets supply basic information on changes in our climate.
In the central Arctic the proportion of old, thick sea ice has declined significantly. Instead, the ice cover now largely consists of thin, one-year-old floes.
You can’t get any “higher”: on 22 August 2011 at exactly 9.42 a.m. the research icebreaker Polarstern of the Alfred Wegener Institute for Polar and Marine Research in the Helmholtz Association reaches the North Pole.
The research vessel Polarstern of the Alfred Wegener Institute for Polar and Marine Research in the Helmholtz Association will arrive back at its homeport of Bremerhaven after a seven-month expedition on Friday, 20 May.
Scientists have indications that the mass of sea ice is dwindling because its thickness is declining.
Autonomous underwater vehicle of the Alfred Wegener Institute dives under the Arctic ice for the first time.
- A pivoted catch designed to fall into a notch on a ratchet wheel so as to allow movement in only one direction (e.g. on a windlass or in a clock mechanism), or alternatively to move the wheel in one direction.