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New AWI Thermal Imaging System Helps Researchers Protect Large Whales From Noise Around The Clock
2013-08-13 08:19:35

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.

New Chart Shows Entire Topography Of Antarctic Seafloor In Detail
2013-04-09 15:10:20

An international team of scientists has for the first time succeeded in creating a digital map of the entire Antarctic seafloor

2012-10-23 21:15:21

Studies confirm that twice as much marine debris is lying on the seabed today compared to ten years ago

Polarstern Has News About Arctic Sea Ice
2012-10-11 18:43:41

The Polarstern expedition has disconcerting news about our rapidly receding sea ice.

2011-12-02 14:34:59

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.

Image 1 - Researchers Report On Changes In Arctic Sea Ice
2011-10-06 11:09:06

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.

SIMS
2011-08-23 14:17:30

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.

2011-05-20 13:06:42

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.

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2010-08-20 09:53:38

Scientists have indications that the mass of sea ice is dwindling because its thickness is declining.

2010-07-29 17:01:42

Autonomous underwater vehicle of the Alfred Wegener Institute dives under the Arctic ice for the first time.


Word of the Day
coulisse
  • One of the side scenes of the stage in a theater, or the space included between the side scenes.
  • The outside stock exchange, or “curb market,” of Paris.
  • A flute or groove on the blade of a sword.
  • A section of stage scenery placed in a wing of a theatre.
The word 'coulisse' comes from a French word meaning "sliding door".
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