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.

2019.11.28 | Research news

Scientist of the month - November

Arctic by chance – this month we interviewed Andreas Westergaard-Nielsen from University of Copenhagen and how remote sensing and satellite imagery feeds the bigger picture

2019.11.21 | Research news

Summer snow cover 2018 leading to reproductive failure in Zackenberg

Last month, a new publication lead by Niels M. Schmidt went around the world, describing the intense biological responses to one year of extreme snow event in Zackenberg.

2019.10.25 | Research news

Scientist of the Month - October

Mie S. Winding was taken aback by the fairy-tale look of Greenland and decided to move there when she had the chance. Now she lives in Nuuk and works as the program manager for MarineBasis Zackenberg, and is involved in MarineBasis Nuuk since 2016. Mie is our ‘GEM Scientist of the month’ of October.

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