End of programme event and new publication: German research agenda “Polar regions in transition”

The Changing Arctic Ocean End of Programme events will take place on 30th November and 2nd December 2021, including a presentation of major results and a briefing for policy makers, respectively. This will allow the opportunity for all projects involved in the Changing Arctic Ocean Programme to present on their findings. A third concept paper of the German research program "MARE:N – Coastal, Marine and Polar Research for Sustainability” has been handed over the BMBF in May 2021, an English executive summary has now been published.

The end of programme event will be divided into 5 sessions, with each Changing Arctic Ocean (CAO) project allocated 15 minutes to give an overview presentation to include key findings. Each session will end with a Q and A session, and we welcome anyone with an interest in the Changing Arctic Ocean to attend. There will be two poster sessions and we welcome posters from across the CAOP community. Here you find the registration link to the end of programme event of the Changing Arctic Ocean research programme.

Leading experts from various fields of German polar and marine research presented an executive summary of the MARE:N concept paper "Polar Regions in Transition" to the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF). In 15 chapters, the paper presents recommendations on the areas in which polar and marine research should be particularly committed in the coming years. The BMBF will take up the recommendations at short notice, developing future research programmes in the context of pending political processes and national, European and international frameworks.

The Executive Summary of the MARE:N concept paper "Polar Regions in Transition" can be downloaded from the following link.