Head of International Cooperation Unit, Alfred-Wegener-Institut, Helmholtz Centre for Polar and Marine Research (AWI), Germany
Dr. Nicole Biebow is the Head of the International Cooperation Unit at the Alfred Wegener Institute, Helmholtz Centre for Polar and Marine Research (AWI). She takes care of the International and European cooperation of the AWI, and represents the AWI in strategic EU projects mainly dealing with infrastructures.
She received her PhD in Marine Geology at GEOMAR Research Center for Marine Geosciences in Kiel in 1996. From 1996 till 2004 she has been the scientific coordinator of a large German - Russian interdisciplinary Project called KOMEX (Kurile Okhotsk Sea Experiment). In 2004 she moved to the AWI and took over a position as the scientific assistant of the director and the scientific coordinator of the joint Russian – German Master Program for Applied Polar and Marine Sciences, POMOR in St. Petersburg.
From 2007 - 2009 she has been the head of the project AURORA BOREALIS, in which a Research Icebreaker with deep-sea drilling capability has been designed and the international partnership to implement the vessel has been established. In 2009 she took over a position as the head of the EU Research Funding Unit at the AWI and since 2012 she is the Head of the International Cooperation Unit in the directorate.