Since September 2014 the DFG priority programme "Antarctic Research with Comparative Investigations in Arctic Ice Areas" has been coordinated by the University of Rostock. The new overall coordinator is Professor Ulf Karsten from the Institute for Biological Sciences, Department of Applied Ecology and Phycology. He is supported by the marine biologist Dr. Julia Ehrlich. In the course of the personnel changes, there is also a change in the web presence of the priority programme. Under the corporate design of the University of Rostock you will now find all relevant information regarding applications, publications, projects and news. We would be delighted to receive your suggestions, ideas and wishes.