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When: Monday 12th December 2022, 6 pm - 8 pm

Where: French Embassy, Wilhelmstraße 69, 10117 Berlin

Entrance free

Language: English


Registration on / until 9th December

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About the event

As a recent study has shown, the impact of climate change is almost four times stronger in the Arctic than elsewhere, a phenomenon that has been identified as "Arctic Amplification". This event, organized with the French Embassy's cycle of "ClimaTalks", honours Jean Malaurie, France's most distinguished Arctic researcher on the occasion of his 100th birthday. Discussions will focus on the development of Arctic research since Professor Malaurie's legendary expedition to Thule in North-West Greenland during the winter 1950-1951 and his extraordinary account thereof entitled The Last Kings of Thule (1955, German ed. 1957 with a preface by J. Georgi), the most widely distributed book about Greenland in the world.

Paying homage to Jean Malurie's 75 years of circumpolar studies, the session will discuss latest research results produced notably by the MOSAiC expedition led by Prof Markus Rex from AWI and the impact of current changes, environmental, economic and geopolitical, on Arctic societies and notably indigenous communities.

Presentations of Jean Malaurie's exceptional career and the Multidisciplinary drifting Observatory for the Study of Arctic Climate (MOSAiC), the biggest, most elaborate Arctic expedition ever, will be followed by a panel discussion about most recent developments in the Arctic. A get-together will foster the discussion between participants.