The Alfred-Wegener-Institute Helmholtz Centre for Polar and Marine Research is one of the national research centres of the Helmholtz Society in Germany. It has an annual budget of more than 150 million Euros and a staff of more than 1200 employees. The Institute is primarily active in the cold and temperate regions of the world. Working together with numerous national and international partners, we are actively involved in unravelling the complex processes at work in the Earth System. The institute, founded in 1980, is financed by the German Federal Ministry for Education, Science, Research and Technology (BMBF) and several German states (Länder).
Pier Luigi Buttigieg, AWI, is leader of WP6, which will design and prototype an Arctic Common Practices System (ACPS) to better manage and integrate guides, standard operating procedures, and related methodological documents from a wide range of Arctic stakeholders. Input for this design will be acquired through AWI’s participation in WP2-WP5 activities. They will also contribute recommendations to WP4 regarding the development of an ACPS alongside the outcomes of other work packages.