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: http://space4water.org/s4w/web/news/arctic-lakes-space

Polar Talk #2: Arktis im Wandel – Nachrichten vom Meeresgrund

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Polar Talk #2

Dr. Renate Degen: “Arktis im Wandel – Nachrichten vom Meeresgrund”

Der Rückgang des Meereises ist nur einer von vielen Stressfaktoren, mit denen arktische Meereslebewesen heute konfrontiert sind. Der Vortrag beleuchtet aktuelle Veränderungen in den marinen Lebensräumen der Arktis und gibt Einblick in Forschungsfelder und Methoden der polaren Meeresökologie.

Dr. Renate Degen, Department für Limnologie und Bio-Ozeanographie, Universität Wien und Austrian Polar Research Institute (APRI) – Forschungsgruppe Polar Ecology

Wann: Mittwoch, 13.03.2019, 18:30 Uhr
Wo: Naturhistorisches Museum Wien, Vortragssaal
Eintritt frei

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Polar Talks ist eine Vortragsreihe des Austrian Polar Research Institute (APRI) in der österreichische PolarforscherInnen aus den Natur- und Sozialwissenschaften allgemein verständlich über ihre Forschung in polaren Gebieten berichten.

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.

 

Public Lecture – Christoph Ruhsam: „Frozen Latitudes – A photographic tribute to the beauty of the High Arctic”

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.

Andreas Richter on the importance of basic climate change research

Ecologist Andreas Richter writes about the importance of fundamental climate change research in the Newsletter of the Environmental Sciences Research Network. Read the article here.

 

Peter Schweitzer on Climate Change in the Newsletter of the Environmental Sciences Research Network

Social and cultural anthropologist Peter Schweitzer talks about the impacts of climate change on infrastructure and social life in the Arctic in the latest newsletter of the Environmental Sciences Research Network at the University of Vienna.

Read the interview here.

 

APRI General Assembly 2018

This year’s APRI General Assembly takes place from November 8th – November 9th at the ZAMG in Vienna.

Members of the working groups are kindly asked to confirm their participation by September 30th to office@polarresearch.at.

On the evening of November 8th, there will be a public talk by Christopher Ruhsam, who will present his latest book „Frozen Latitudes – A photographic tribute to the beauty of the High Arctic”. The event takes place in the Alte Kapelle at the Campus of the University of Vienna.

We are looking forward to seeing you!

Peter Schweitzer on climate change in the uni:view Magazin

Social and cultural anthropologist Peter Schweitzer talks about why climate change is interesting for anthropologists in the current issue of Uni Vienna’s uni:view Magazin. The interview addresses the “Semesterfrage” – the question of the semester: “How can we save our climate?”.

Read the article here.