Polar Explorer receives Neumayer medal

Professor Jörg Thiede honored

Prof. Dr. Jörn Thiede © Alfred Wegener Institute
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In recognition of his many contributions to German and international polar research, Professor Jörn Thiede, Director of the Alfred Wegener Institute for Polar and Marine Research, has now been awarded the Georg von Neumayer Medal.

Minister of State Margit Conrad presented the medal of POLLICHIA - Association for Nature Research and Landscape Conservation - on 21 September 2007 in Bad Dürkheim in the framework of the "Second International Neumayer Symposium on Polar Research".

Successful cooperation in polar and marine research

From 2002 to 2006, Thiede was President of the Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research (SCAR). He is also a committed member of various national and international committees, for example the German Science Council from 1994 to 2000 and Vice President of the Helmholtz Association of German Research Centers from 2004 to 2006.

According to the jury, his expertise is also in demand internationally, at the European Polar Board and in the Russian and Danish Academy of Sciences. His international contacts are also the basis for successful cooperation in polar and marine research.

New book on polar research

On the occasion of the presentation of the Georg von Neumayer Medal, the association POLLICHIA publishes a book with 17 previously unpublished pictures from the German station in South Georgia in the International Polar Year 1882/83. display

(idw - Alfred Wegener Institute for Polar and Marine Research, 26.09.2007 - DLO)