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 14 research groups.

News at APRI


Reportage über Gina Moseley’s Expedition in Grönlands Unterwelt

START-Preisträgerin Gina Moseley (Uni Innsbruck) leitete vor Kurzem eine Expedition durch bisher unerforschte Höhlen in Nord-Grönland. Die Erforschung von Tropfsteinen und anderen Kalkablagerungen in den Höhlen gibt einen Einblick in das Klima der Vergangenheit und trägt somit zur Klimageschichte Grönlands bei. Sie…

APRI involved in a major international project to advance the adaptive capacity of Arctic communities

Advancing adaptive capacity of Arctic communities. This is the aim for CHARTER, a new EU Horizon 2020 funded project. The European Commission has just signed the papers and work can begin. APRI member b.geos (Annett Bartsch) is a partner in…

The Arctic Science Summit Week 2023 will be held in Austria

We are happy to announce that the Arctic Science Summit Week 2023 will be held in Austria! 2023 is a special year for polar research in Austria since it marks the 150th anniversary of the Austro-Hungarian expedition to Franz Josef Land.…
Peter Schweitzer wins ERC Advanced Grant to investigate Arctic infrastructures
APRI member Jakob Abermann teaching in Svalbard
Wolfgang Schöner and Christoph Ruhsam on the Faroe Islands to talk about climate change