Alfred Wegener Institute and MOSAiC Expedition
The Arctic Circle Prize 2022 was presented to Alfred Wegener Institute and MOSAiC Expedition. A great certification for the expedition's extraordinary contribution to the continuous work of securing a sustainable and prosperous future in the Arctic and for enhancing a more comprehensive understanding of the pace of climate change in the world.
The MOSAiC expedition was the ‘Moon landing’ for the Arctic. The largest polar expedition in history. In September 2019, the German research icebreaker Polarstern set sail from Tromsø, Norway, to spend a year drifting through the Arctic Ocean - trapped in ice. The expedition was spearheaded by Alfred Wegener Institute, Helmholtz Centre for Polar and Marine Research (AWI) and led by atmosperic scientist, Dr. Markus Rex.