The research questions
Nowhere else is climate change with its constant consequences as obvious and vivid for everyone as in the Antarctic and Arctic.
Everyone knows the images that go around the world as a symbol of dramatic global warming, polar bears whose habitat is melting away, huge glaciers that are melting at an unprecedented rate and, for example, are already making the rise in sea level visible and tangible for many island states.
The Arctic is the key early warning system for climate change and a central focus of climate research.
However, crucial data is still missing to adapt climate models to the rapid development and to be able to make more reliable forecasts.