GLACE - GreenLAnd Circumnavigation Expedition
Fieldwork / Study
Geolocation is 68.566810285968, -40.746102333069
Around Greenland, fish and zooplankton are a major food source for marine mammals, seabirds and commercial fish species. Greenland’s economy is highly dependent on fisheries (90 % of export value), and climate change has profound effects on marine ecosystems and the future of fisheries in the country. The project aims to map the current distribution of zooplankton and pelagic fish populations around Greenland as a baseline for future studies on climate change.
Our approach includes fisheries acoustics, net sampling and environmental DNA. The knowledge gained during this project will help the assessment of natural resources and provide scientific advice on managing fish stocks in Greenland.
|Title||Project start||End date||Organisation||Department||Project study region|
|GeoBasis||15.05.2008||31.10.2021||University of Copenhagen||Greenland, South-West|
|Greenland snow depletion||01.12.2019||30.06.2021||Asiaq Greenland Survey||Hydrology, Climate and Environment||Greenland, South-West|
|Sensor based monitoring of fauna and flora||07.08.2019||10.09.2019||Aarhus University (AU)||Arctic Research Centre (ARC)||Greenland, North-East|
|GeoBasis Disko||01.04.2019||31.03.2020||University of Copenhagen||Department of Geoscience and Natural Resource Management||Greenland, Mid-West|