Sebastian Westermann who is now Postdoc at our Department working with permafrost, has received the "Umweltpreis der Viktor und Sigrid Dulger-Stiftung" for the best PhD thesis from the University of Heidelberg in Germany. His work was carried out at the Alfred Wegener Institut (AWI) located in Potsdam, Germany. In addition he will receive €10000,- following the prize. The prize will be awarded 11. May this year in the old Aula of the University in Heidelberg. We congratulate Sebastian!