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.

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Annual Meeting of the Austrian Polar Research Institute

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!

Christoph Ruhsam presenting his book “Frozen Latitudes – a photographic tribute to the beauty of the High Arctic” in the Alte Kapelle at the campus of the University of Vienna

Second Arctic Science Ministerial

On October 25th and 26th, science ministers, researchers and representatives of international organizations and Arctic Indigenous peoples gathered in Berlin to discuss the future of Arctic research. With the aim of enhancing our knowledge about the rapidly changing Arctic, the Second Arctic Science Ministerial acted as a forum for discussing avenues for international cooperation in Arctic research. Andreas Richter and Wolfgang Schöner from the Austrian Polar Research Institute attended the Science Forum of the Arctic Science Ministerial.

On the occasion of the Arctic Ministerial, Austria gave a Country Statement, which can be read here.

Austria furthermore signed the Joint Statement of Ministers, which can be read here.



APRI Faculty Members