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Ecosystem survey of Ilulissat Icefjord

General

Program / partnership
Arctic Science Partnership (ASP)
Project start
01.11.2018
Project end
31.10.2021
Type of project
Research
Project theme
Marine ecosystems
Project topic
Biogeochemistry
Biology
Ecology
Ecosystems
Ecosystems, aquatic
Ice - ocean coupling
Marine mammals
Molecular Ecology
Sea ice

Fieldwork / Study

Fieldwork country
Greenland (DK)
Fieldwork region
Greenland, Mid-West
Fieldwork location

Geolocation is 69.2198118, -51.0986031

Fieldwork start
01.03.2019
Fieldwork end
16.03.2019

Project details

16.11.2018
Science / project plan

Part of the  ecosystem survey will be through samples collected by locals. Samples consists of stomach, lower jaw, adipose tissue, muscle and lever from ringed seals, while tissue and stomach samples from halibut is also included. Samples from their bicatch also included.

Sampling of water from the fjords watermasses are planned to occur four times during 2019. The water samples are for eDNA analysis.

As another part, an interviewsurvey in Ilulissat, Qasigiannguit, Ilimanaq and Oqaatsut is expected in spring 2019, in which local and traditional ecological knowledge will be collected.

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