In Germany, there are many different actors dealing with issues relating to Antarctica, ranging from ministries and other authorities to institutes, associations and universities. They are united in their aim to learn more about Antarctica to be able to protect this unique ecosystem by taking the right steps.

On the following pages, you can find out which authority approves German activities in Antarctica, who plans and carries out geoscientific expeditions in Antarctica, which institute coordinates polar research in Germany and which actor promotes Antarctic-related research.