Marcel Brannemann presented two research platforms: Meereisportal.de provides scientific information for political decisions. The four real-time feeds of wind and water conditions from the Neumayer Station in Antarctica, the Svalbard station and two ships, including the icebreaker Polarstern was impressive. Marcel also showed a promotional video showing a polarbear using Meerisportal to find a place where the ice is thick enough to play soccer. Very amusing.
Gloria Hicks presented a number of fundraising strategies for supporting their Archives, including an outdoor gear auction and a fundraiser banquet.