GEM Localities

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.

In 2011, the Greenland Ecosystem Monitoring Coordination Group produced a strategy and working programme for Greenland Ecosystem Monitoring 2011-15 describing in details how the goals of the strategy will be achieved. Among the overall changes were inclusion of up-scaling of climate change effects to Greenlandic scale and two new stations, Arctic Station in low arctic West Greenland and Sermilik Station in low arctic East Greenland.