Welcome to the Helmholtz Graduate School for Polar and Marine Research – POLMAR

The graduate school POLMAR provides a structured qualification programme for Ph.D. students at the Alfred Wegener Institute as supplement to their individual research work. More about POLMAR ...

Announcements / News

  • POLMAR seminar: 13 November 2018, 9-10:30 a.m., E-2470 (video conference)

    Siegfried Makedanz (Computing and Data Centre, AWI):

    Beware of “phishing“ and “spamming“ – Internet usage in times of cyber attacks.

    Currently, 11 AWI accounts were misused to send hundred thousands of spam messages. The account owners gave away their login credentials to fraudulent web sites. This talk shall enable you to easily identify phishing mails and fake web sites. We will also show what such cases of identity theft mean to you and the whole AWI.

  • AWI Science Meeting 2018: 7 December 2018, 9 a.m. - 3 p.m., Hörsaal D (lecture hall building D)

    AWI's third year PhD students share their work with postdocs and senior scientists!

    Registration for giving a talk: bhv-dokteam@awi.de

POLMAR research stays abroad

Full solar eclipse on the 20 March 2015 as seen from Adventdalen, Spitsbergen / Svalbard (Photo: Jaroslav Obu)

Family support by POLMAR

Polona Itkin (former POLMAR member) had been able to attend seminars and made business trips thanks to the POLMAR family support programme. There is no minimum age limit for becoming a marine scientist!

POLMAR alumni

Our former POLMAR members Nina Keul and Sven Kranz had gone to the US for a postdoc position. Meanwhile, Sven accepted an assistant professorship at Florida State University and Nina is back in Germany at the Institute of Geosciences at Kiel University.

Exploring Alaska (Valeria Selyuzhenok)

The research stay at the University of Alaska Fairbanks (UAF) was one of the best parts of my PhD studies so far. With great support of the sea ice group at the Geophysical Institute, I made a good progress investigating the mechanisms of landfast ice development in the Laptev Sea. Apart from invaluable feedback and the scientific experience I got, I also had a great time exploring Alaska. All in all, I came back to Germany with new ideas, lots of motivation and inspiration to continue my work on sea ice.

With kith and kin to the UK (Juliane Wolter)

In summer 2014, I worked at the Long-Term Ecology Laboratory at the University of Oxford. The two month research stay was funded by a POLMAR Outgoing Scholarship, which also included financial support for childcare. Taking my daughters with me started as a necessity, but soon turned out to be beneficial for all of us. The experience of working in the highly inspiring working environment of Oxford University and living abroad with my family was excellent and I encourage all PhD students to use the great opportunity to apply for a POLMAR Outgoing Scholarship!

Contact

Coordination:
Dr. Claudia Hanfland
Dr. Claudia Sprengel

Assistance:
Dörte Rosenbaum

POLMAR office hours:
8:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. and on request
Room E-2060 (Building E, AWI Bremerhaven)

E-mail:
info.polmar@awi.de

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