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

Climate Change

The Climate Walk – Walking for Change in the World

A group of young people are setting out to raise awareness about the impact of climate change in Europe. Their Climate Walk will take them from Norway's North Cape through 16 countries to the coast of Portugal. 12,000 kilometers on…
Cryosphere & Climate

Glacier Elvis from Outer Space – Part I

Someone knocked at the door. I looked up and Bernhard Hynek, one of ZAMGs glaciologists, entered my office. It was January 2011, I was working at the ZAMG as a student-researcher apart from studying for my Bachelor. "Do you want…
Polar Ecology

Methane gas emissons in the ice of Siberian Arctic lakes

"Lakes and wetlands in the permafrost of the Arctic region play an essential role in the carbon cycle", explains Georg Pointner, a researcher at b.geos - an Austrian SME - and a doctoral student at the DK GIScience doctoral program…

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