The annual meeting of the Austrian Polar Research Institute from November 8th to November 9th on the Zentralanstalt für Meteorologie und Geodynamik (ZAMG) was a great success. During one and a half days with fifteen scientific presentations, the different working groups gave insights into their activities and ongoing research. Kinga Nędza-Sikoniowska from the Institute of Russia and Eastern Europe at the Jagiellonian University in Krakow and Eva Kotašková from the Department of Sociology at Masaryk University in Brno, held exciting guest lectures on temporariness of the Siberian city of Igarka and Wilderness tourism on Svalbard, respectively. On the evening of November 8th, Christoph Ruhsam gave a fascinating presentation of his new book “Frozen Latitudes – A photographic tribute to the beauty of the High Arctic”.
The Austrian Polar Research Institute wants to thank all participating working groups, the guest lecturers, Christoph Ruhsam, and the ZAMG for making this such an inspiring workshop!