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

Arctic human impact map
Climate Change

Novel Pan-Arctic Settlements Map

The Austrian Polar Research Institute member Annett Bartsch, managing director of b.geos, has more than twenty years experiences in satellite image processing and focuses on research questions around permafrost and how it is impacted by the warming climate. Her recent…

Polar Talk #5: Die Arktis im Wandel – Erkenntnisse aus dem Orbit

Satellitendaten zeigen deutlich den Rückgang des Meereises auf, aber auch an Land verändert sich der Lebensraum. Der Vortrag beleuchtet aktuelle Methoden der Fernerkundung und Satellitenmissionen sowie wichtige Erkenntnisse über die bereits sichtbaren Auswirkungen des Klimawandels in der Arktis.Priv.-Doz. Dr. Annett…
Polar Ecology

The antibiotic crisis: Can hunting for antibiotics in the World´s coldest place help?

Rising antibiotic resistance, less effective treatments of bacterial infections, freezing and remote Antarctica with its cold-loving microorganism and one passionate microbiologist…How is this all connected? Without any doubts we know that medicine reached the point when antibiotic therapy becomes less…

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