Greenland Ecosystem Monitoring

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 1995 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. 

The GEM Programme put around 75 scientists in the field annually to collect data on ecosystem and climate change in Greenland. The data base currently covers data from monitoring programmes from Zackenberg (1995-), Kobbefjord at Nuuk (2007-) and Disko (2017-). The well over 1000 parameters are freely available via the GEM Database and used by GEM participants and external scientists to produce scientific papers, scientific assessments, advisory reports, etc.

 

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GEM features as a central component in video portraying the Aarhus University contributions to ecosystem monitoring and research activities Greenland.

2019.06.28 | Research news

Report Cards 2018

The GEM Report Annual report Cards are now available online. The long term monitoring is fundamental for detecting, analysing and understanding ecosystem changes and in this edition of the GEM Annual Report Cards, we present aspects of change of the rather special year of 2018, a long with stories of methodological…

2019.06.20 | Research news

GEM Scientist of The Month - June

For June Mikhail Mastepanov is GEM’s Scientist of the Month – also starting his new position as Zackenberg GeoBasis manager. Below he answers some questions about working for GEM and the special 'Arctic feeling'.

2019.05.29 | Research news

Scientist of the Month - May

The scientist of the month, Katrine Raundrup has been a researcher for several years, focusing on large terrestrial mammals and their habitats. Her interest in the Arctic was triggered by lectures on arctic and polar sciences when she was a student at University of Copenhagen. This led her into doing her masters on muskoxen in Kangerlussuaq…

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