Alfred Wegener Institute for Polar and Marine Research

The Alfred Wegener Institute, Helmholtz Centre for Polar and Marine Research (German: Alfred-Wegener-Institut, Helmholtz-Zentrum für Polar- und Meeresforschung) is located in Bremerhaven, Germany, and a member of the Helmholtz Association of German Research Centres. It conducts research in the Arctic, the Antarctic, and the high and mid latitude oceans. Additional research topics are: North Sea research, marine biological monitoring, and technical marine developments. The institute was founded in 1980 and is named after meteorologist, climatologist, and geologist Alfred Wegener.

Alfred Wegener Institute, Helmholtz Centre for Polar and Marine Research
Alfred-Wegener-Institut, Helmholtz-Zentrum für Polar- und Meeresforschung
Agency overview
Formed1980
HeadquartersBremerhaven, Germany
Employees>1000 in 2021[1] (2009: 770)
Annual budget140 Million Euro / year
Agency executives
Parent agencyHelmholtz Association
Websitewww.awi.de/
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