Priority program Antarctic research

The German Research Foundation (DFG) has been funding German Antarctic research within the priority program

„Antarctic Research with Comparative Investigations in Arctic Ice Areas“

(SPP 1158) since 2003.

The overall coordinator is Prof. Dr. Ulf Karsten, University of Rostock.

Coordinator for Biological Sciences:
Prof. Dr. Petra Quillfeldt, University of Gießen
Coordinator for Physics and Chemistry:
Prof. Dr. Tilmann Harder, University of Bremen

Coordination assistence:
Dr. Angelika Graiff, University of Rostock

The scientific progress of German Antarctic research and the perspectives for the coming years have been compiled in a DFG memorandum:
Deutsche Forschung in der Antarktis: Wissenschaftlicher Fortschritt und Perspektiven. WILEY-VCH Verlag, 211 S., 2005

Funding for research in the Arctic is provided through individual project funding and collaborative research centers.

The DFG is represented in the German National Committee SCAR/IASC by:

Dr. Ismene Seeberg-Elverfeldt
DFG – German Research Foundation
Kennedyallee 40
53175 Bonn
Phone: +49 (228) 885-2825
Fax: +49 (228) 885-713320