CBC on Saxinger and Gartler’s Mobile Workers Guide

APRIs Susa Gartler and Gertrude Saxinger recently published their Mobile Workers Guide, a handbook on FIFO (“fly-in/fly-out”) and DIDO (“drive-in/drive-out) rotational shift work in the Canadian Arctic. The guide is part of the project “LACE – Labour mobility and community participation in the extractive industries:– Yukon”. 

CBC recently published an article about the project and the guide. You can read the article here.


APRI Annual Meeting 2017

The APRI Annual Meeting in Innsbruck was a great success. In 18  talks, the state of the art of Austrian polar research was presented. Furthermore, our colleague from the Swiss Polar Institute gave a presentation on Swiss polar research. In a public talk, environmental toxicologist Günter Köck talked about climate research in the Canadian Arctic. On the evening of November 9th, the exhibition FORTITUDO. Shackleton’s Antarctic Expedition in the Endurance was opened by Roland Psenner, president of EURAC and the artist Paola Folicaldi Suh.


Vernissage: FORTITUDO. Shackleton´s Antarctic Expedition in the Endurance 1914-1917








On November 9th, the APRI has the pleasure of inviting to the opening of the exhibition  FORTITUDO. Shackleton´s Antarctic Expedition in the Endurance 1914-1917. The artist Paola Folicaldi Suh will be present at the event.

With the exhibition Fortitudo, Italian painter Paola Folicaldi Suh brings new life to the dramatic history of Sir Ernest Shackleton’s expedition to the Antarctic in the Endurance during 1914-1917. Folicaldi devoted more than two years to studying the expedition and evoking the spirit and atmosphere through an epic painting cycle.

The vernissage takes place in the Claudiana in Innsbruck (Herzog-Friedrich-Str. 3, Innsbruck) on November 9th from 7-9.30 pm.

There is free admission to the exhibition, and it can be visited from November 9th to November 27th.




APRI Annual Meeting 2017

The annual meeting of the Austrian Polar Research Institute will take place from November 9th to November 10th in the Claudiana in Innsbruck. There will be a diverse scientific programme, in which the working groups will present their current and future projects. Furthermore, our colleagues from the Swiss Polar Research Institute will present their organization.

On the Evening of November 9th, the APRI has the pleasure of inviting to a public talk by environmental toxicologist Günter Köck and the vernissage of the exhibition FORTITUDO. Shackleton´s Antarctic Expedition in the Endurance 1914-1917 in the Claudiana.

Programme APRI Annual Meeting

APRI’s Gerti Saxinger featured in uni:view’s Audimax Podcast

In the uni:view podcast Audimax, cultural anthropologist Gerti Saxinger talks about her research in arctic regions and about the method of participant observation.

Listen to the podcast here.

Arctic Science Summit Week 2017

The Arctic Science Summit Week will be held in Prague from  March 31th – April 7th. It includes numerous business meetings and science sections.


The second Central European Polar Meeting at the ASSW 2017

The second Central European Polar Meeting is proposed to be held as one session of the ASSW 2017. It is jointly organized by the Committee on Polar Research of the Polish Academy of Sciences, the Centre for Polar Ecology, Czech Republic, and the Austrian Polar Research Institute, in cooperation with the Austrian Academy of Sciences. The second Central European Polar Meeting will bring together polar researchers including distinguished scientists and the next generation of polar researchers, from Central European countries and around the globe. The main scope of meeting is introduction of all facilities managed by participating institutions in polar regions with focus of description of main running research projects.
(Source: http://www.assw2017.eu)


New Faculty Members

Two new members joined the APRI Faculty at the APRI annual meeting 2016:

Dr. Renate Degen (Department of Limnology & Bio-Oceanography, University of Vienna) joined the research group Polar Ecology. Degen’s research focuses on polar benthic ecology. Read more on Renate Degen’s research interests and her research group here.

Dr. Petra Heinz (Department of Palaeontology, University of Vienna) joined the research group Polar Ecology. Her research activities concern foraminifera in Arctic marine ecosystems. Read more on Petra Heinz’ research interests and research group here.

The new APRI Steering Committee

On November 15th, 2016 the APRI general assemly elected a new steering committee:

Director: Peter Schweitzer (University of Vienna – Faculty of Social Sciences)

Vice-Director: Annett Bartsch (Zentralanstalt für Meteorologie und Geodynamik)

Executive Secretary: Birgit Sattler (University of Innsbruck – Faculty of Biology)

Vice Executive Secretary: Gertrude Saxinger (University of Vienna – Faculty of Social Sciences)

Director of Finance: Andreas Richter (University of Vienna – Faculty of Life Sciences)

Vice Director of Finance: Wolfgang Schöner (University of Graz – Faculty of Environmental, Regional and Educational Sciences)

EU-PolarNet on Austrian Polar Research

The latest newsletter of EU-PolarNet gives international readers a glimpse on Austrian Polar Research.

Read the full article written by the APRI steering committee here.