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.

APRI’s Elisabeth Schlosser in scilog on ice and science

In a recent portrait on scilog Elisabeth Schlosser (APRI) talks about her research on ice and shares her thoughts about science.

Here you can read the portrait.

Annett Bartsch in Le Monde diplomatique, Edition N° 20 Warmzeit. Klima, Mensch und Erde

Die Klimaforscherin Annett Bartsch spricht in der Le Monde diplomatique Edition N° 20 Warmzeit. Klima, Mensch und Erde im Interview mit Verena Kuschel über die auftauenden Permafrost-Regionen der Welt. Das Interview bildet Teil des Artikels “Das kalte Herz Sibiriens taut auf” von Tony Woods.


Hier kommen Sie zur Vorschau der Edition.

Die Edition ist hier zu kaufen.

Austria joins The Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research (SCAR)

At the SCAR Delegates Meeting held in Kuala Lumpur in August, four new countries became associate members of SCAR, among them Austria. The Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research (SCAR) is “an inter-disciplinary committee of the International Council for Science (ICSU). SCAR is charged with initiating, developing and coordinating high quality international scientific research in the Antarctic region (including the Southern Ocean), and on the role of the Antarctic region in the Earth system.”

Read more about Austria becoming an associate member of SCAR here.



Forschungsnewsletter der Uni Wien: Schienen durch die sibirische Abgeschiedenheit

Der Forschungsnewsletter der Uni Wien berichtet über das FWF-Projekt “Konfigurationen von ‘Remoteness’: Verschränkungen von Mensch und Transportinfrastruktur” (CoRe-Projekt) unter der Leitung von Peter Schweitzer, an dem auch APRI-Mitglieder Olga Povoroznyuk, Gertrude Saxinger und Sigrid Schiesser mitarbeiten.

Hier kommen Sie zum Artikel.