Font Loader
Font Loader
Font Loader
Font Loader


For legal purposes the provider of this Website is the Alfred Wegener Institute, Helmholtz Centre for Polar and Marine Research (AWI).


für Polar- und Meeresforschung
Am Handelshafen 12
27570 Bremerhaven
Tel.: +49 (0)471 4831-0
Fax: +49 (0)471 4831-1149

Legal form

The Alfred Wegener Institute is a foundation under public law. (Stiftung des öffentlichen Rechts) The AWI is a member of the Helmholtz Association of German Research Centres.


The Alfred Wegener Institute is legally represented by its Directorate:
Prof. Dr. Antje Boetius (Director)
Dr. Karsten Wurr (Administrative Director)<br<


VAT identification number according to § 27a Umsatzsteuergesetz: DE 114707273

Editorial responsibility

Responsible for journalistic-editorial contents according to iSd. § 55 II RStV:
Sebastian Grote (Head of Communication and Media)

Representation of the sea ice concentration in the map

The visualized sea ice corresponds to the average sea ice concentration of the month. At this time we do not have the current data yet and we do not update daily due to time constraints so the average ice concentration of the previous month is displayed for the current month.The basis for the vectorized representation of the sea ice concentration is provided by the sea ice portal.
Sea ice portal


The content of all web pages of this website is protected by copyright. All illustrations and images on the websites of the Alfred Wegener Institute may not be copied, reproduced or distributed without the permission of the AWI. A change of the meta data (IPTC data incl. naming of originator, source, copyright notice and terms of use) of the images is not permitted.

Rights of use

The Alfred Wegener Institute authorises the following private use of images on this website:

The Alfred Wegener Institute authorises the following free use of images in the press section of this website for editorial journalistic publications under the following conditions:

Images under a Creative Commons license may be used according to the license used.

In general, the Alfred Wegener Institute does not grant permission to use images on this website for the following purposes:

Liability notice

No liability is assumed for completeness, editorial and technical errors, topicality, omissions, etc. or the accuracy of the content, unless the author can be proven to have acted with intent or gross negligence.

Editorial office

Alfred Wegener Institute

Agency (concept and technical implementation)

eventfive GmbH
Getreidestrasse 16-18
28217 Bremen

Last update: 30.07.2019