Video portrait Hector Fellow Antje Boetius
Deep Sea and Polar Research: Antje Boetius Fighting Climate Change
The Alfred Wegener Institute (AWI) is one of the most important research institutes for climate research as well as marine biology and marine geology of cold and temperate regions of the entire planet. Since 2017, Hector Fellow Antje Boetius is the director of the AWI.
Prof. Dr. Antje Boetius is a world-renowned deep-sea researcher whose work focuses on the interactions between the geosphere and biosphere and underwater technologies for observing the marine environment. In her research, she is supported by Magda Cardozo, whose doctoral thesis on “Temporal and spatial microbial dynamics in the Arctic Ocean” is funded by the Hector Fellow Academy.
Antje Boetius is member of the Hector Fellow Academy. The young science academy sees itself as an interdisciplinary network for cutting-edge research and it supports innovative research beyond the borders of institutes and fields of research. The Hector Fellow Academy paves the way for interdisciplinary projects between well renowned professors from the STEM-fields (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) as well as Medicine and Psychology. Furthermore, the Hector Fellow Academy is committed to the promotion of young scientists. It offers funded PhD positions for ambitious young scientists, who will work on their self-developed research project for their graduation. Through the connection of excellent researchers from different fields of research, the Hector Fellow Academy provides new impulses for innovative projects, sociopolitical discourse and the solution of global challenges. At the same time, it strengthens Germany as a center for science.