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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Climate Change

The great landslide of Assapaat – a result of thawing permafrost?

The large landslide in the form of a frozen debris avalanche occurred on June 13, 2021, at 04:04 a.m. local time in West Greenland on the southern coast of the Nuussuaq Peninsula near Assapaat, opposite Disko Island.   Location of…

APRI meets Canadian Ambassador during ASSW23

A notable highlight of the Arctic Science Summit Week 2023 was the invitation to the residence of Troy Lulashnyk, the Canadian Ambassador to Austria. Together with Dr. David Hik (Chief Scientist and Executive Director of Programs, Polar Knowledge Canada) and…

The Social Facets of ASSW23

The ASSW is organized annually by the International Arctic Science Committee (IASC) to provide an opportunity for coordination, cooperation, and collaboration among the various scientific organizations involved in Arctic research. It was initiated by IASC in 1999 and has become…

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