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.