ASP RESEARCH

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ASP RESEARCH

 

The Arctic Science Partnership is a leading consortium on climate, ice, ecosystems and human interactions. Across water, land and atmosphere, ASP investigates:

  • Ongoing changes in ice-ocean interactions, snow and ice extent, permafrost thaw and their combined consequences for Arctic ecosystems and the benefits we receive from the systems
  • Feedbacks between the Arctic and Earth climate systems
  • Proxies for predicting future changes in ocean currents, weather systems and ecosystems
  • Impact of climate change on the Arctic population’s lifestyle and disease patterns
  • Pollutant transport to the Arctic and exposure consequences on ecosystems and humans

Seven Guiding Questions for ASP Research

  1. What controls change in i) snow, sea ice area extent and thickness ii) the glacier-sea ice ocean interactions iii) the permafrost thaw and associated atmosphere-land interactions?
  2. What controls the marine and atmospheric transport of pollutants to the Arctic?
  3. How can proxies of palaeoclimate/ecology inform us of changes in ocean current, wind systems, precipitation, future Arctic climates and their ecological consequences?
  4. What are the consequences of these changes (1-2) for i) ecosystem ecology, structure and function? and ii) chemical contaminants affecting ecosystems and human exposure?
  5. What are the impacts of the transition and environmental changes on the Arctic population’s lifestyle and changes in disease patterns?
  6. What will be the combined effects of natural and anthropogenic forcing on ecosystems and their services?
  7. What are the feedbacks between the Arctic and Earth climate system

Click here to learn more about ASP research themes and projects.

 

ASP Leadership / Research Team

  • Søren Rysgaard, Professor, Centre for Earth Observation Science (Winnipeg, Canada) / 

    Arctic Research Centre (Aarhus, Denmark)
  • David Barber, Professor, Centre for Earth Observation Science (Winnipeg, Canada)

  • Josephine Nymand, Head of Department, Greenland Institute of Natural Resources (Nuuk, Greenland)
  • Jørgen Berge, Professor, UiT The Arctic University of Norway (Tromsø, Norway)
  • Malene Simon, Head of Department, Greenland Institute of Natural Resources (Nuuk, Greenland)
  • Tage Dalsgaard,  Deputy Centre Director, Arctic Research Centre (Aarhus, Denmark)

  • Tim Papakyriakou, Professor, Centre for Earth Observation Science (Winnipeg, Canada)

  • Torben Røjle Christensen, Professor, Lund University (Lund, Sweden)
  • Uwe John, Dr., Alfred-Wegener-Institut (Germany)