The BMBF project AURORA BOREALIS
March 2007–January 2009
The German Science Council evaluated the project AURORA BOREALIS in May 2005 and recommended the construction of the research icebreaker in 2006.
The German Federal Ministry for Science and Education (BMBF) followed the recommondation of the German Science Council and funded the preparatory work for AURORA BOREALIS.
The project ERICON-AURORA BOREALIS
March 2008–February 2012
The AURORA BOREALIS project is currently pursued on a European level in the European Polar Board (EPB) of the European Science Foundation (ESF). The ESF provides the necessary financial resources and coordinates the European Research Icebreaker Consortium - Aurora Borealis (ERICON - AB). The establishment of the consortium was one of the main goals to achieve in the previous BMBF project.
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