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Research Cruise Greenland Sea Aug/Sep 2017

Expected field work start date
23 Aug 2017
Expected field work end date
11 Sep 2017
Organisation

Aarhus University

Address
Ny Munkegade 114, bldg. 1540
ZIP code
8000
City
Aarhus C
Country
Denmark
Department
Arctic Research Center
Project category
Research
Type of project
Research
Project theme
Marine ecosystems
Project topic
Benthos
Biology
Birds
Environmental science
Fish and shellfish
Marine mammals
Microbiology
Oceanography
Oil in sea ice
Fieldwork country
Greenland
Fieldwork region
Greenland Sea

NORTH EAST GREENLAND (NEG) FIELD CAMPAIGN 2017

With increasing oil exploration activities in the Greenland Sea more information on the ecology and temporal and spatial sensitivity of this very little studied marine ecosystem, is needed for environmental planning and regulation, in order to meet the goal of minimal environmental impact. A Strategic Environmental Study Plan for Northeast Greenland for providing environmental information for planning and regulating oil exploration activities and oil spill response in the Greenland Sea has been established. As a part of this an interdisciplinary survey with RV Dana is planned in August/September 2017. The study will integrate biological oceanographic ship based and airplane based surveys, linking the physical oceanography with the lower trophic levels and the distribution of fish (including acoustic fish abundance survey), seabirds and marine mammals.

Field site: RV Dana, Greenland Sea

 

Last updated
20 Apr 2017