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


Austria signs the joint statement of the 3rd Arctic Science Ministerial

The Arctic's major and pressing societal challenges related to climate change and its research are too great for any single country to solve alone. International scientific coordination and cooperation are essential - tasks for which the Arctic Science Ministerial was…

On hold – Polar research during a global health-crisis

'For a scientist working in polar regions, the COVID pandemic feels like moving a penguin into a tropical rainforest - simply a paradox situation.' A metaphor used by Dr. Birgit Sattler to describe the present time. As the world was…

Polar Talk #4: Exploring the Blue Economy

The time has come, the Walrus said, To talk of many things: Of shoes—and ships—and sealing-wax— Of cabbages—and kings— And why the sea is boiling hot— And whether pigs have wings. And like the conversation of the Walrus and the…

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