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.

2020.04.21 | Research news

Scientist of the Month - April

This month we take another deep look into the site and marine monitoring programme at Disko Bay as well as outreach in the shape of education with GEM scientist Per Juel Hansen from University of Copenhagen. Interested in microbial interactions, he particularly focuses on how climate change alters the plankton community structure and production in…

2020.03.26 | Research news

Scientist of the Month - March

Kerstin Rasmussen is the GEM scientist of the month, and is one of the persons behind a new cartoon teaching kids in Greenland about the GEM programme!

2020.02.17 | Research news

Scientist Of The Month - February

This month’s GEM scientist of the month Torkel Gissel Nielsen has been working for the MarineBasis program in Disko Bay off Qeqertarsuaq since 2018. Through monitoring of physical, chemical and biological parameters he studies the effects of climate change on the marine ecosystem, aiming at a better understanding on how the marine pelagic…

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