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APRI – the Austrian Polar Research Institute

The Austrian Polar Research Institute (APRI) is a research consortium that promotes and coordinates research and education in the area of polar sciences at the participating organisations. The APRI involves about 50 scientists in 18 research groups.

News at APRI

Austrian Polar Research Station

Pre-opening of the Austrian Polar Research Station “Sermilik”

Tobias, an East Greenlandic hunter who takes us in the open motorboat from Tasiilaq, the East Greenlandic administrative centre, to the station skilfully steers the boat over the wave crests rolling in from the open North Atlantic. The trip along…
Climate Change

Studying the lower troposphere at Villum Research Station

APRI members Wolfgang Schöner and Jonathan Fipper spent three weeks in the High North in August 2023. During this time, they collected data about the vertical temperature structure of the near-surface atmospheric boundary layer in the vicinity of the Villum…

The History of Sermilik Station

A new home for the Austrian Polar Research in East Greenland is becoming reality. The construction on the area of the Sermilik Research Station is continuously proceeding. What is so special about the place and how did the observations at…

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