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


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

We are happy to announce that Peter Schweitzer won a European Research Council Advance Grant! The project INFRANORTH – Building Arctic Futures: Transport Infrastructures and Sustainable Northern Communities will investigate existing and planned transport infrastructures in the Arctic and examine their…

APRI member Jakob Abermann teaching in Svalbard

APRI member Jakob Abermann just finished teaching snow and ice field techniques at the University Centre in Svalbard, as part of the course Snow and Ice Processes AGF-212. This winter the sea ice conditions on Svalbard are good, like here…
Wolfgang Schöner and Christoph Ruhsam on the Faroe Islands to talk about climate change
New paper about the seismic monitoring of jökulhlaups at the A.P. Olsen Ice Cap
ORF: “Die Datensammler des Klimawandels”