Annual Meeting of the Austrian Polar Research Institute
15. November 2018
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!
Second Arctic Science Ministerial
6. November 2018
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.
Public Lecture – Christoph Ruhsam: „Frozen Latitudes – A photographic tribute to the beauty of the High Arctic”
6. November 2018
We have the pleasure to announce a public lecture by Christoph Ruhsam in the context of the APRI Annual Meeting 2018.
Ruhsam will present his new book „Frozen Latitudes – A photographic tribute to the beauty of the High Arctic”. He will show photographs from the High Arctic of Greenland and Franz Josef Land which is undergoing a fundamental change by becoming un-frozen.
Thursday, November 8th, 6:30-8:00 pm
Alte Kapelle in the Campus of the University of Vienna (Altes AKH)
The entrance is free.