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Research Aircraft in Polar Science at Alfred Wegener Institute, Helmholtz Centre for Polar and Marine Research (POLAR 5, POLAR 6)
Identification
Hosting Legal Entity
Helmholtz Association
Address:
Germany
Location
Am Handelshafen 12, Alfred Wegener Institute, Helmholtz Centre for Polar and Marine Research, Bremerhaven, PO: 27570 (Germany)
Structure
Type Of RI
Distributed
Coordinating Country
Germany
Status
Status
Current Status:
Operational since 1985
Scientific Description
The Alfred Wegener Institute Helmholtz Centre for Polar and Marine Research (AWI) is a national research institute of Germany and member of the Helmholtz Association (HGF) with a core budget of roughly 90 m€ and a third-party budget of 18.5 m€. The focus of the institute is on polar research (glaciology, meteorology, geophysics, oceanography, biology) as well as on biology of the wadden sea. The institute operates several aircraft, ships, stations, has facilities in Bremerhaven, Potsdam, and the the islands Helgoland and Sylt. Access to the aircraft is granted through applications reviewed by external reviewers. External projects need to cover the costs of the surveys.

RI Keywords
Meteorology, Polar research, Radiation, Radio-echo sounding, Magnetics, Gravity, Trace gases, Altimetry, Aerosols
Classifications
RI Category
Research Aircraft
Scientific Domain
Earth and Environmental Sciences
ESFRI Domain
Environment
Services
Research services

Providing aircraft, instruments, assistance for integrating third-party instruments, assistance on surveys.

Equipment
Geoscience equipment

Various ice penetrating radars, magnetometers, gravity meters, EM-bird.

Remote sensing systems

Various laser scanners and altimeters, hyper spectral camera, "normal" cameras.

Research aircraft

Modified DC3T (Basler BT-67), equipped with wheel-ski gear.

Atmospheric research systems

5 hole probe, various radiation sensors.

Collaborations
Networks
European Facility for Airborne Research (EUFAR)
Date of last update: 22/03/2017
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