EU-PolarNet’s use of social media

This page explains how EU-PolarNet uses social media. The EU-PolarNet uses the following sites under these named accounts:

Twitter: @EUPolarNet (link)
Facebook: EU-PolarNet (link)
LinkedIn: EU-PolarNet (link)

Our social media accounts are managed by the EU-PolarNet Management Support Team on behalf of colleagues across the project. If you follow us, you can expect tweets and posts covering some or all of the following:

  • news stories and press releases
  • information on research projects and scientific findings
  • information on and from events and meetings
  • additions to the EU-PolarNet website
  • new publications and reports

Please note: Retweets are not endorsements. Comments and links shared in the Facebook and LinkedIn groups do not necessarily reflect the views of the official EU-PolarNet partners.


We will update and monitor our social media accounts during office hours, Monday to Friday (not including public holidays). The accounts may occasionally be unavailable and we accept no responsibility for lack of service due to downtime.

Who EU-PolarNet will follow or add

If you choose to follow or add EU-PolarNet we will not automatically follow or add you back. We may follow or add organisations and individuals of relevance to EU-PolarNet, but this does not imply endorsement of any kind.

EU-PolarNet reserves the right to unfollow or remove accounts believed to be malicious or spam. Following or adding an account does not imply endorsement of any kind by EU-PolarNet.

Messages and posts

EU-PolarNet’s social media accounts are not intended as channels to receive complaints or queries. The best way to contact EU-PolarNet is by emailing or by calling +49 471/4831-2139.

Our social media channels are not intended to be used by the media to contact us. If you are a member of the media and have an enquiry, you should contact EU-PolarNets’s Communications Team on +49 471/4831-2139 or email .

EU-PolarNet will listen to comments, messages and feedback online. We will respond on specific issues where we feel this is appropriate, and will ensure that any emerging themes or helpful suggestions are passed to the relevant people in EU-PolarNet.

EU-PolarNet will not engage on issues of party politics.

Using hashtags #

EU-PolarNet may refer to existing hashtags that are in common use. We may also create hashtags where appropriate. The use of hashtags does not imply endorsement of any kind.

Security and privacy

As social networking sites such as Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn are inherently public, EU-PolarNet strongly recommends that you do not discuss any personal or financial information. We cannot respond to individual queries relating to individual people, individual businesses, or individual issues. EU-PolarNet reserves the right to block communications from others that are causing security or privacy risks. We will never ask for any personal details to be shared over our social media channels.

We reserve the right to remove any social media site we use at any time.

Press Contacts

David Velazquez

Alfred Wegener Institute (AWI)
Tel.: +49 0471 4831 2139

National Press Contacts