Der Standard on Degen’s research project on arctic benthic communities

Der Standard recently published an article on Renate Degen’s (University of Vienna) Artcic Traits Project. Read the full article here.


Polar Talk #1: Leben mit und vom Bergbau – First Nations in Kanadas Yukon Territory

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Polar Talk #1

Dr. Gertrude Saxinger: “Leben mit und vom Bergbau – First Nations in Kanadas Yukon Territory”

Obwohl viele Ureinwohner/innen heute in den Minen arbeiten, sind auch Subsistenzwirtschaft und Jagen zentrale Bestandteile ihrer Identität und des dörflichen Zusammenlebens. Der Vortrag führt an diesem Beispiel in die Anthropologie des Zirkumpolaren Nordens ein.

Dr. Gertrude Saxinger, Institut für Kultur- und Sozialanthropologie und Austrian Polar Research Institute (APRI) – Forschungsgruppe Social and Cultural Systems

Wann: Mittwoch, 17.01.2018, 18:30 Uhr
Wo: Naturhistorisches Museum Wien, Vortragssaal
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Polar Talks ist eine neue 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.

Elisabeth Schlosser blogs on her fieldtrip to Antarctica

Ever wondered what it’s like to do research in one of the most remote places on Earth? In her new blog, APRI’s Elisabeth Schlosser reports from her fieldtrip to Antarctica and her stay at the Neumayer station.

Read the blog here.


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.