External Organisations

  • Aarhus University, Denmark
  • Greenland Institute of Natural Resources, Greenland

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Climate change impacts the marine arctic environment through changes in ice cover, ice thickness, irradiance, freshwater outflow, concentrations of nutrients and CO2 and the stratification. These factors determine the production, seasonality and fate of the planktonic primary production in the marine ecosystem. Plankton is fueling stocks of fish, marine birds and mammals and through that constitutes the base of the Greenlandic economy. The aim of the project is to gain knowledge about the interaction between climate, oceanography and plankton in the vulnerable Greenlandic marine ecosystem trough field and laboratory experiments.

The project is interdisciplinary and closely coordinated with the other projects under the Greenland Climate Research Centre.

The project is coordinated by DTU Aqua.
StatusCurrent
Period01/01/1031/12/14

Keywords

  • Research area: Oceanography and Climate
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