Sailing expedition from St. John’s to southern Greenland and up the west coast to Upernavik (farther north, if time and conditions allow). CTD profiles in fjords to compliment additional cruises in our effort to understand ice sheet-ocean interactions. GPS trackers and a small drone will be used to study iceberg trajectories and iceberg-ocean interactions.
Contact: Dan Carlson
Participants: Wieter Boone, John Mortensen, Filip Meysman, Patrick Meire, Mikael Sejr, Søren Rysgaard
Link to Isaaffik website
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.
This project focusses on the monitoring of climate-relevant parameters as in this case the scattering potential of the ambient aerosol population at Villum Research Station (VRS), Station Nord (SN), North Greenland and the determination of the energy budget including ingoing and outgoing short-wave and long-wave radiation. The data will be of high relevance to better quantity the contribution of the direct aerosol effect in the high Arctic.
Northeast Greenland is a key region for studying past sea ice variability and glacier melt-off and their impact on the environment and biota. Very little research has yet been carried out on the marine realm off NE Greenland, and thus there is a limited understanding of modern and past climate and environment along the NE Greenland shelf and coast. The NorthGreen2017 expedition will focus on the past and current changes in Arctic ice shelves, ocean circulation, sea ice extent, sediment transport and freshwater discharge from the Greenland ice cap.
North Water Polynya Scientific Conference will bring together scientists working on the North Water Polynya Region to present recent research and to discuss status, trends and the future of the North Water Polynya as well as future research needs.