Planning land-based projects in Antarctica:

Neumayer Station and Kohnen Station

Here you will find the application form and the contact persons for land-based projects for the Neumayer and Kohnen stations. A coordination meeting will take place soon after all applications have been received and evaluated.

Further Information on the AWI website.

If you have any questions, please contact antland-coordination(at)



Research Stations, Land Expeditions:

Scientific Coordination:

Dr. Julia Regnery
Operations and Research Platforms
Alfred Wegener Institute for Polar and Marine Research - Helmholtz Association
Am Alten Hafen 26
27568 Bremerhaven
Tel: +49 471 4831 2722

Logistical coordination:

Dr. Christine Wesche
Division Infrastructure/Administration
Operations and Research Platforms
Alfred Wegener Institute for Polar and Marine Research - Helmholtz Association
Am Alten Hafen 26
27568 Bremerhaven
Tel: +49(471)4831-1967

Dallmann Laboratory (Carlini Station, King George Island)

Since 2020, the Dallmann Laboratory at the Argentinean Carlini Station (Potter Cove, Antarctic Peninsula) is NO longer supported by AWI concerning investments in upgrading the infrastructure. A limited cooperation between Germany and Argentina is expected to be continued, to allow German scientists future access to the lab. However, AWI will not provide logistics, transport or other ressources any longer.

Because of this situation, applicants, who wish to work at Dallmann, may contact AWI Logistics for information and contacts to partners in the region, but should also consider alternative stations on the Antarctic Peninsula. Because of long-term experiences in collaboration with Argentina and other countries/stations on the Antarctic Peninsula, we are optimistic that fieldwork in the region is still possible, but it might take more time to organize and careful preparation. The coordination office has a network of University colleagues who organized expeditions to different stations on the Antarctic Peninsula with many personal contacts that might be useful.

Further information you will find here.


GARS O'Higgins

In cooperation with the Federal Office of Cartography and Geodesy (BKG), the German Remote Sensing Data Center (DFD) of the German Aerospace Center (DLR) has been operating the German Antarctic station GARS O'Higgins on an island about 30 km southwest of the northern tip of the Antarctic peninsula since 1991. The main tasks of the station are the reception of earth observation data from polar orbiting satellites and geodetic measurements of continental drift. There are also facilities for receiving Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) data and for calibrating satellites with Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) systems, as well as weather stations. The operation of the station and the necessary logistics are carried out primarily in close cooperation with Chile (Instituto Antártico Chileno - INACH, Fuerza Aérea de Chile - FACh, Armada de Chile, Ejercito de Chile) as well as Brazil (Proantar) and Uruguay (Instituto Antarctico Uruguayo). Since 2010 the station is operated all year round with a crew of 4 on site.

Further information about Antarctic station GARS O'Higgins can be found here.


Paul Wachter Paul.Wachter(at)

Station Director: Dr. Erhard Diedrich Erhard.Diedrich(at)

Station Manager: Robert Metzig Robert.Metzig(at)dlr.d


Research trips (GANOVEX) and stations (Gondwana Station, Lillie Marleen Hut) of the BGR Hannover

The Federal Institute for Geosciences and Natural Resources (BGR) is a federal authority and has been active in the geological field in Antarctica and the Arctic for more than 30 years. Andreas Läufer is the contact person for possible participation in the GANOVEX expeditions or co-use of the Gondwana Station or the Lillie Marleen Hut. Further information can also be found on the BGR website.

Terrestrial polar research at BGR Hannover


Dr. Andreas Läufer
Bundesanstalt für Geologie und Rohstoffe Hannover
Stilleweg 2
30655 Hannover
Tel.: +49 511 643 3137