PolarTime was originally founded in 2013 as a Helmholtz Virtual Institute and center of scientific excellence of international standing. Between 2013-2019 PolarTime’s efforts developed a sound scientific foundation of knowledge of the principles, interactions, and evolution of endogenous biological rhythms and clocks in polar pelagic organisms. Having evolved into a program, PolarTime now embodies projects that continue to build upon the knowledge base of polar chronobiology in the marine pelagic ecosystem.

Details about PolarTime’s projects past and present are found in the clickable links below as well as in the Project’s dropdown menu.