Science news

What are our new scientific insights? What are we currently working on? Here we will post once in a while some news about our ongoing work.

2021/09/07: Supraglacial lakes

2021/07/08: Where does the meltwater end up?

2021/07/01: Using AI for mapping calving front positions



Expedition news

2021/10: Chasing supraglacial lakes

2021/07: Mirko Scheinert and Matthias Braun are heading off to Northeast Greenland - The start of our measurement campaign in 2021!

2017/09: In September 2017, the German research icebreaker Polarstern once again visited the calving front of the 79°N glacier. The scientists on board inform in the Helmholtz-Blog about their work.

2016/08: During the expedition PS100 on the German research icebreaker Polastern we measure for the first time that warm Atlantic water flows under the floating ice tongue of the 79°N glacier. An expedition report by Janin Schaffer.


Meet our scientists

In this series, we perform interviews with different scientists from the GROCE project about their work.

Ole Zeising is a PhD student in the glaciology group at the Alfred Wegener Institute. He tells us about the unique experiences he gained during his field trip to the 79 North Glacier in summer 2017.

Sophie Stolzenberger works as a PostDoc at the Institute for Geodesy and Geoinformation in Bonn. With the help of ocean models and satellite data she studies how the melting of the Greenland ice sheet changes the sea level and the ocean circulation.