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.

2019.05.29 | Research news

Scientist of the Month - May

The scientist of the month, Katrine Raundrup has been a researcher for several years, focusing on large terrestrial mammals and their habitats. Her interest in the Arctic was triggered by lectures on arctic and polar sciences when she was a student at University of Copenhagen. This led her into doing her masters on muskoxen in Kangerlussuaq…

2019.04.29 | Research news

GEM Scientist of the Month - April

Some people get triggered by the Arctic from early childhood, while others take their detours in foreign regions and ecosystems. This month's GEM Scientist of the month, Lars Holst Hansen from Aarhus University, spent many of his teenage years hiking and canoeing in the Scandinavian North. But with a Master in biology within behavioural…

2019.03.28 | Research news

GEM Scientist of the Month - March

Kirsty Langley is a geophysicist working for Asiaq in Greenland. When asked about working for GEM in the Arctic, Kirsty passionately says: “I love being based in Greenland. Living and working in the GEM focus area gives a whole other dimension, interest and purpose to our work. Since 2015, Kirsty has been employed as a…

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