AWI is one of the world’s leading polar research organisations. AWI is a member of the Helmholtz Association of German Research Centres (HGF). AWI conducts multidisciplinary research in the Arctic and Antarctic, as well as in temperate latitudes. In particular, AWI coordinates polar research in Germany and provides the necessary equipment, infrastructure, and logistics for other German institutions performing polar research. Through memberships, AWI is embedded in a number of European Research initiatives, such as the European Polar Board, the European Marine Board, and the European Climate Research Alliance. AWI is strongly involved in observational and process modelling studies with the aim to improve weather and climate models, especially in the polar regions. AWI hosts the International Coordination Office for Polar Prediction that coordinates all international activities related to the area of polar prediction. The AWI scientists involved in PolarRES are experts in regional and global climate modelling. For example, they apply high resolution convection-permitting and coupled regional modelling for the Arctic and participate in Arctic CORDEX. Furthermore, the AWI scientist involved contribute to leading research of Arctic-mid-latitude linkages, which feeds into CMIP6 and PAMIP.