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.

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Polar Talk #8: Insights into the adventurous world of scientific polar expeditions

The photographer and limnologist Klemens Weisleitner currently works at the Department of Ecology at the University of Innsbruck. His research has led him to remote regions in the Arctic and Antarctic. In a fascinating multimedia lecture, he provided insights into…

Glacier shapes unique Antarctic lake ecosystem

APRI members Klemens Weisleitner and Birgit Sattler (University of Innsbruck) joined a scientific expedition team to study the impact of a glacier on a unique Antarctic lake ecosystem.  A glimpse behind the scenes of the Antarctic expedition that led to…
Climate Change

How much infrastructure do the people of the Arctic need?

For social scientists working in the Arctic, it is not given to focus on infrastructure, and for a long time the focus has primarily been on the relations of Arctic inhabitants with their "natural" environments (see Schweitzer et al. 2017).…

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