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-) and Kobbefjord at Nuuk (2007-). 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.

2016.12.07 | Research news

Application deadline for conducting fieldwork in 2017 at GEM main stations

Arctic Station, Disko: 1 December 2016 and ad hoc (http://arktiskstation.ku.dk/english/stay/) Greenland Institute of Natural Resources, Nuuk/Kobbefjorden: 1 April 2017 and ad hoc (http://www.natur.gl/en/the-institute/booking-of-facilities/) Zackenberg Research Station, NE Greenland: 15 February 2017 (http://zackenberg.dk/access/)

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

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