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 contribute to applied science initiatives. This will achieved through a revised sampling strategy that will implementing comprehensive monitoring programmes along the Greenlandic climate gradient and combine this with a remote sensing component and targeted gradient studies at selected locations. This will be coupled with other long term monitoring programmes to address upscaling and applied science needs.
The GEM Strategy 2017-2021 can be found here.