Into the Deep

Polarstern's mission to uncover the mysteries of our oceans

In collaboration with

Federal Ministry of Education and Research
Since 1982, international teams of scientists on the Polarstern have been investigating the atmosphere, sea ice, and ocean, and the seabed in the polar regions.
Looking for the hot vents and cold seeps in the Antarctic waters at a depth of over 3,000 meters.

Meet the Explorers

What is it like to live on the Antarctic sea?

At the Cutting Edge

A closer look at German Marine Research

Acidifying Ocean

Discover an experimental artwork on the climate crisis

The interactive data visualisation, created by artist Cristina Tarquini for Google Arts & Culture in collaboration with United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, explores the impact of rising temperatures and CO2 levels on marine life.

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