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Lecture | Forum and live stream | German and English

Sold out – Expedition Leader Markus Rex: A Year Spent Frozen into the Arctic Ice

Extreme cold, Arctic storms, an ice floe breaking up, and the Corona pandemic. Project and expedition leader Markus Rex will be reporting on the research they conducted in the Arctic region that was able to produce more precise results than ever before.



Temporarily closed due to the COVID-19 situation.

Further informations:

  • Duration:1 hour
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This has been the largest expedition to the Arctic of our time. In October 2019, the research icebreaker Polarstern let itself be frozen solid onto an ice floe so that it could then spend an entire year drifting through the Arctic Ocean. The scientists on board were able to explore the central Arctic more thoroughly than ever before and have made ground-breaking observations of climate processes. Their findings will now lead to a better understanding of the dramatic climate change in the Arctic and enable more accurate predictions. Project and expedition leader Markus Rex will describe the effects of climate change that are already visible in the Arctic and give an insight into the course of this unique expedition.


Venue: Forum
Admission: free
Registration: required
Languages: German and English

Live stream! Follow the event live on the Internet: from 19:00 on futurium.de and youtube.com/futurium With translation into German Sign Language


In order to guarantee your safety, and to minimise the risk of coronavirus infection, Futurium insists that you observe the following public hygiene regulations:

• Please wear a mask and maintain a distance of at least 1.5m to other persons.

• Only a certain fixed number of visitors are allowed in our event rooms at any one time.


• Futurium is a wheelchair-accessible venue.

• The event is aimed at interested participants of all ages.

• An induction loop system is available.

• Spaces without seats will be available for wheelchair users.

The future is there for everyone! Futurium wants to be accessible to everyone. If there are any specific access-related needs on your part that you feel we are not meeting, please let us know and we will try to find a solution: info@futurium.de. Here you can find our information about accessibility: https://futurium.de/de/barrierefreiheit

Photos will be taken, and video recordings made, during the event. If you do not wish to be pictured, please let us know in advance.

A cooperative event by the Alfred Wegener Institute – Helmholtz Centre for Polar and Marine Research, Futurium and the Helmholtz Association for German Research Centres.

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