The adventures of Odontellina

The sixth submission to our Cold Regions-Cool Facts contest was made by Jasmin Stimpfle and Emilia Sinkeviciute.

They wrote and illustrated a wonderful and educational short story for kids, called: “Die Abenteuer von Odontellina – Das Leben einer kleinen Alge im Südpolarmeer“ that explains the role of phytoplankton in the Southern Ocean.

With amazing drawings and simple words they explain how something so small has such a big influence on the ecosystem and even on human’s lives.

Since most people have never heard of phytoplankton, especially not kids, Jasmin and Emilia broke down this very abstract topic to funny analogies to create a first contact to a world that is otherwise hidden from us.


Welcome to APECS Germany, the new National Committee of the Association of Polar Early Career Scientists!


After years of smaller attempts and good ideas by some young researchers in the German APECS community, it was now possible to gather a small group of motivated researchers who set the spark of this new national network.

You have ideas and want to be an active part of APECS Germany? We invite you to participate! An even more diverse group of active members will make the start of this new network even more exciting.

Help to produce new ideas, share your experience and knowledge among other young polar researchers and profit from new connections in not only the German polar research community. Ultimately, the productivity, outcome and success of APECS Germany will rely on the activity and commitment of its active members.



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