The SICSS student Zoé Rehder highlighted how global climate change affects not only sea-ice cover in the Arctic, but also the formation of ice in Siberia’s coastal waters – in those areas where the icy rivers flow into the sea. “Prince William and Duchess Kate listened attentively and asked questions to find out more about our work,” says Zoé Rehder. Shubhankar Sengupta, a master’s student at the SICSS, outlined the Hamburg Graduate School’s interdisciplinary study program, and offered examples of how students benefit from working with experienced scientists from the various institutes.
After Berlin and Heidelberg, William and Kate’s last stop on their three-day state visit to Germany was the city of Hamburg. At the International Maritime Museum, they were welcomed by Mayor Olaf Scholz. Here the spotlight was on the Federal Ministry of Education and Research’s Year of Science – an initiative supported by the German Marine Research Consortium, which brings together the country’s largest marine, polar and coastal research institutions.
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