APRI Research Group organized an international conference

The Research Group of Gertrude Eilmsteiner-Saxinger organized an international conference on “Contemporary issues in long-distance commute work in the extractive industries  with a strong focus on the Arctic”.


Outstanding high mass losses of NE-Greenland´s glaciers

As expected, Northeast-Greenland´s glaciers observed high mass losses after long-lasting arid weather conditions and concomitant low snow depths during the last winter. (more…)

APRI member Peter Schweitzer gave a lecture at the Czech Center for Polar Resarch



APRI joined the Forum of Arctic Research Operators (FARO)

In July APRI joined the Forum of Arctic Research Operators FARO. FARO aims to facilitate and optimise logistics and operational support for scientific research in the Arctic.


Less snow during the last winter on Northeast – Greenland´s glaciers: High mass losses during summer expected

Northeast – Greenland’s glaciers exhibit a minor snow cover after the past winter season in comparison to the previous years. Assuming an average summer, the protective snow cover will disappear and lead to higher melting rates earlier in the ablation season.


Snow monitoring in Alaska

Mid-winter snow structure changes due to melt events affect wildlife and soils. A method developed at Vienna University of Technology based (more…)

Glacier lake outburst flood in Greenland

ZAMG climatologist Gernot Weyss observed and documented the outbreak of a glacial lake during field measurements in NE-Greenland. (more…)

APRI is presented in the Newsletter of the IASC

The actual Newsletter of the International Arctic Science Committee (IASC) includes an article about the newly founded Austrian Polar Research Institute (APRI).


Public presentation of the Institute


The newly founded Austrian Polar Research Institute was presented to the public in April 2013 at the University of Vienna’s main lecture hall (more…)

Invitation to the presentation of the Institute: April 8th 2013