Since September 2014 the DFG priority program "Antarctic Research with Comparative Investigations in Arctic Ice Areas" has been coordinated by the University of Rostock. The new overall coordinator is Professor Ulf Karsten from the Institute for Biological Sciences, Department of Applied Ecology and Phycology. He is supported by the marine biologists Dr. Angelika Graiff and Dr. Julia Ehrlich. In the course of the personnel changes, there is also a change in the web presence of the priority program. Under the corporate design of the University of Rostock you will now find all relevant information regarding applications, publications, projects and news. We would be delighted to receive your suggestions, ideas and wishes.


DFG-Information for Researchers Nr. 59

Call for Proposals: AWIPEV Research Base 2025

Call for proposals 2024: DFG SPP 1158 Antarctic Research

Press release: Researchers developed an innovative method for counting emperor penguins

AK Polarlehrer - Call for cooperation between scientists and teachers: Coole Klassen in Antarktika (CIA)

Newsletter no. 37

29th International Polar Confernce: submission of abstracts extended until 14 June 2024

Registration for 29th International Polar Conference now open

Deadline for abstract submission for 29th International Polar Conference has been extended to May 31, 2024

Abstract submission for 29th International Polar Conference in Rauris (16 - 20 September 2024) is now open

Artikel review: "Multi-omics for studying and understanding polar life" in Polarforschung

Job advertisement for polar research BGR

Press release: Annette Barthelt Prize honours outstanding theses

Newsletter no. 36

Press release: Kiel researchers gain new knowledge on ice loss in the Antarctic

1. Circular 29th International Polar Conference

Graduate School Scholarship Programme: GSSP Call of the DAAD

DFG - Information for Researchers No 114 (13.12.2023)

Press release: Great success – University of Rostock will be a mainstay of Antarctic research for another six years

First information for 2nd Polarstern Workshop (7.-8. March 2024) in Bremen

Press release: Geological drilling mission in West Antarctica’s interior (SWAIS 2C project)

First information for 29th International Polar Conference (16. – 20. September 2024)

New press release - Research deficits and research needs for the Arctic and Antarctic identified

New publication in nature communications: "Multi-omics for studying and understanding polar life"

New publication on how "Iron and Manganese Availability Drive Primary Production and Carbon Export in the Weddel Sea"

New publication on "Big Data" in the journal Polar Research

Master thesis on Antarctic benthic diatoms published in international journal Frontiers

Research projects in the SPP: Where have all the petrels gone?

Research projects in the SPP: New article in the journal Biologie in Unserer Zeit - Ecosystem functions in the Southern Ocean