CliSAP successfully finished in 2018. Climate research continues in the Cluster of Excellence "CLICCS".

International Polar Researchers Meet in Hamburg


From March 17th to 22nd, more than 170 international researchers will gather at the KlimaCampus to discuss the subject of “Changing Polar Regions”. The “25th International Symposium on Polar Research” was organized by the German Society for Polar Research in cooperation with the University of Hamburg, the Alfred Wegener Institute for Polar and Marine Research and the KlimaCampus.

In over 80 talks and 45 posters, the participants will present their findings on the coldest reaches of the Earth. “The topics range from the effects of climate change to the geological and geophysical characteristics of the polar region, to biodiversity, migration and food webs,” reports Prof. Eva-Maria Pfeiffer, one of the symposium organizers and head of Institute of Soil Science.

In addition to the talks for specialists, there will be three public exhibitions. The exhibition “Expedition: the Arctic” will be featured in the ZMAW building, Bundesstraße 53, while visitors can also enjoy the “living exhibition” on German-Russian cooperation in marine and polar research and Berlin-based artist Frank Rödel’s photo exhibition “Terra Incognita,” both in the foyer of the Geomatikum building, Bundesstraße 55. At 8 pm Tuesday evening, the meteorologist Prof. Martin Claußen will give a lecture on how forests in cold regions influence the climate. Venue: Geomatikum building, talk is open to the public.