Chasing Permafrost: Insights from the Aklavik Expedition

In 2022, we embarked on an insightful expedition to Aklavik, Canada, in collaboration with our partners, the Alfred Wegener Institute (AWI) Helmholtz Center for Polar and Marine Research and the German Aerospace Center (DLR). This joint effort within the UndercoverEisAgenten … Read More

The Year 2023 at HeiGIT

As 2023 is coming to an end, we would like to take the opportunity to look back at this eventful year and appreciate the advance that HeiGIT has made towards its goal of enabling and improving the transfer of knowledge … Read More

HeiGIT in Berlin with BMBF and AWI on the publication of the Participatory Research Strategy

On 27th June 2023, Oliver Fritz and Sabrina Marx from HeiGIT’s Geoinformation for Humanitarian Aid team joined their colleagues of the Alfred Wegener Institute (AWI) in Potsdam for a workshop with students of the Dathe Gymnasium in Berlin, a partner … Read More

Mapathon on Permafrost Mapping May 8

HeiGIT will host a mapathon on mapping permafrost as part of the UndercoverEisAgents project on May 8 at 6 p.m. in the Mathematikon, INF 205 (IWR).   As the climate warms, permafrost is thawing around the world. As a result, … Read More

Launch: A New Online Mapping Application Helps UndercoverEisAgenten on the Trail of Permafrost

The UndercoverEisAgenten team have developed a new online mapping application to monitor permafrost thaw. From now on, interested citizen scientists can directly contribute online to collect reliable and up-to-date data on the thawing of Arctic permafrost landscapes- and thus improve … Read More

UndercoverEisAgenten on the road

The UndercoverEisAgenten team is still on the road introducing their most recent results to the public and scientific community. On July 2, visitors to the Alfred-Wegener-Institut Helmholtz-Zentrum für Polar- und Meeresforschung (AWI) at the “Long Night of Sciences” Berlin + … Read More

UndercoverEisAgenten – “UndercoverEisAgenten” – Enabling Citizen Scientists to Monitor Permafrost Degradation

The impact of climate change is particularly strong in higher latitudes. The Arctic is currently warming up at a much higher pace than the global average. This leads to thawing the permafrost (permanently frozen soil) with severe consequences for the … Read More