WIA-E Bremen invites to a visit to RV Polarstern at AWI

Dear WIA-E members,

On April 20, 2017 the research icebreaker "Polarstern" returns from the Antarctic to Bremerhaven. Immediately after the return, the Alfred Wegener Institute invites visitors of all ages to visit the world-famous research vessel on the grounds of the Lloyd shipyard in Bremerhaven during a tour.

Get an insight into the life and work on board of the Polaris. During a round trip on the ship you will see the bridge, laboratories, helicopters, the operating room, the swimming pool and much more. Audiovisual effects give you a realistic impression of what's happening on board and the feeling of being in the middle. AWI researcher will show you an ice core drill, an underwater robot and their EMAR Bird Seawater Detector. In science dating and in roaming talks, you can exchange information on current issues of polar research with AWI scientists. Children can dress up as polar explorers and carry out scientific experiments.

The open visit is free of charge and AWI offers the following dates:

  • Saturday, 22 April 2017, 11 a.m. until 5 p.m. (ship will close at 4 p.m.)
  • Sunday, 23 April 2017, 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. (ship will close at 3 p.m.)

You can decide to go at your favorite time,or join a WIA-E Bremen group on

  • When:   Sunday, 23 April 2017, at 12:00
  • Where:  Lloyd Shipyard, Franziusstraße/Brückenstraße 25(entrance), 27568 Bremerhaven

Important note: it will not be possible to view the boat with a wheelchair or stroller (this applies only to the ship, not to the entire event area). A baby carriage could be parked on the edge. It is also forbidden to carry backpacks / larger bags, food and drinks on board. These can be delivered to a cloakroom. Animals are not allowed. There will be security checks before the vessel is admitted. An identification card is to be carried along.

Shuttle service
On both days AWI offers a shuttle service. The buses stop at the three stations Bremerhaven, Havenwelten and Rotersan

More info: https://www.awi.de/en/about-us/service/events/details/events/open-ship-auf-dem-forschungsschiff-polarstern.html

If you would like to participate, please register before December 3rd by sending an email to us.
We look forward to seeing you there!

Your WIA-E Bremen organizing team

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