The Austrian Polar Research Institute (APRI) is a research consortium that promotes and coordinates research and education in the area of polar sciences at the participating organisations.

The APRI involves about 50 scientists in 14 research groups. Read More

Von der Abgeschiedenheit Abschied nehmen: Wie ein Eisenbahnnetz Ostsibirien verändert

The Societal Impact Plattform of the University of Vienna recently published an article about the project „Configurations of Remoteness“ (CoRe), in which Peter Schweitzer, Gertrude Saxinger, Olga Povoroznyuk, Sigrid Schiesser and Alexis Sancho-Reinoso from the APRI working group “Social and Cultural Systems” are involved. Read the whole article (in German) here.   


On the mapping of arctic lakes from space

On the UN Water Portal, Annett Bartsch explains how arctic lakes are related to surrounding permafrost and climate change, and how they can be monitored by using satellite data. Read the whole story on the UN Space4Water Portal:



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