Greenland Ecosystem Monitoring

GEM: Greenland Ecosystem Monitoring (GEM) is an integrated monitoring and long-term research programme on ecosystems and climate change effects and feedbacks in the Arctic. Since 1994 the programme has established a coherent and integrated understanding of the functioning of ecosystems in a highly variable climate, which is based upon a comprehensive, long-term inter-disciplinary data collection carried out by Danish and Greenlandic monitoring and research institutions, primarily at the two main field stations: Nuuk in low arctic West Greenland and Zackenberg in high arctic Northeast Greenland. 

The vision of GEM: Focusing on Greenland, GEM will contribute substantially to the basic scientific understanding of arctic ecosystems and their responses to climatic changes and variability as well as the potential local, regional and global implications of changes in arctic ecosystems. GEM will maintain and strengthen its position as an internationally leading integrated long-term monitoring and research programme. 

Scientific coordination: Scientific coordination between GEM partners and external partners is carried out by the GEM Coordination Group. Overall priority setting in the GEM programme is resolved in the GEM Steering Committee. 

GEM Coordination Group:
• Aarhus University, Denmark
• Asiaq - Greenland Survey, Greenland
• Central Institute for Meteorology and Geodynamics, Austria
• Greenland Institute of Natural Resources, Greenland
• National Geological Survey of Denmark and Greenland, Denmark
• University of Copenhagen, Denmark
• University of Southern Denmark, Denmark 

GEM Steering Committee:
• Danish Energy Agency/Danish Ministry of Climate, Energy and Buildings, Denmark 
• Danish Agency for Science, Technology and Innovation/Danish Ministry of Higher Education and Science
• Environmental Protection Agency/Danish Ministry of the Environment
• Ministry of Nature, Environment and Justice/Government of Greenland, Greenland
• Aarhus University, Denmark
• Asiaq – Greenland Survey, Greenland
• Greenland Institute of Natural Resource, Greenland
• National Geological Survey of Denmark and Greenland, Denmark
• University of Copenhagen, Denmark

 

News

2016.12.08 | Research news

New GEM Strategy 2017-2021 launched

GEM is widely recognized as an internationally leading climate change related environmental barometer measuring climate impacts and ecosystem changes in the Arctic. A new GEM strategy (2017-2021) aims at taking the programme a step further towards being able to assess and understand ecosystem change and function at local and greenlandic scale and…

2016.08.29 | Research news

Expanding GEM to include Disko as a new main station

A workshop was held 9-12 August to discuss how to include Disko in GEM and provide input to the implementation of the GEM 2017-2021 Strategy (focus on terrestrial ecosystem compartments).

2016.08.29 | Research news

Zackenberg Research Station indoor street view

Visit Zackenberg Research Station for free - indoor street view of selected houses now available

2016.08.22 | Research news

Research Assistant needed for Nuuk Ecological Research Operations (NERO)

A position as Research Assistant for Nuuk Ecological Research Operations (NERO) is open for applications. The position is with ASIAQ – Greenland Survey in Nuuk, Greenland, and deadline for applications is 1. September 2016 with expected start 1. December 2016. (job description in danish only)

2016.03.21 | Research news

ZERO Zackenberg, ZERO Daneborg, Young Sund and Tyrolerfjord is now on Google Streetview

Thanks to a good effort from Asiaq last summer, Zackenberg Research Station can now be explored in Google Streetview. In addition, two boat trips where made to the ZERO Daneborg station facility and into Tyrolerfjord.   Zackenberg Research Station - Zackenberg Bridge - Zackenberg Climate Station - ZERO Daneborg - Tyrolerfjord  

2016.02.04 | Research news

GEM synthesis workshop 17-19 November 2015

The workshop was held at Sandbjerg Gods in South Jutland, Denmark