Nuuk Basic is an extensive cross-disciplinary ecological monitoring programme in low Arctic West Greenland. Nuuk Basic study the effect of climate change and variability on terrestrial and marine ecosystems. The terrestrial study area is located in Kobbefjord (64°07’N / 51°21'W), approximately 20 km from Nuuk, the Capital of Greenland, while the marine part is focused in Nuup Kangerlua (Godthåbsfjord). Nuuk Basic is coordinated with the GEM monitoring programme in Zackenberg in Northeast Greenland.


Nuuk Basic has the following institutions as partners:   

The programme is funded  through the Danish Ministry of Climate, Energy and Utilities and the Danish Environmental Protection Agency, and by the Government of Greenland:  

For further information about the Nuuk Basic Monitoring Programme please contact the GEM secretariat or programme managers.


2015.06.04 | Research news

Koblingen mellem indlandsis, fjord og CO2-optag afdækkes i Nuup Kangerlua (Godthåbsfjord)

Processerne omkring afsmeltningen af Grønlands indlandsis har mistet lidt mere af deres mystik. Forskere ved Grønlands Naturinstitut har i samarbejde med internationale forskere tilføjet ny viden om meteorologi, kemi, biologi og fysik i samspillet mellem Grønlands indlandsis og Nuup Kangerlua (Godthåbsfjord).

2015.04.08 | Research news

New website brings together the Arctic research of the Danish realm

ISAAFFIK Arctic Gateway is the name of a new Arctic web portal, which opens on April 8 and will be a dynamic tool for anyone working in the Arctic.

2015.03.27 | Research news

The new GEM database is now live