Collaboration and field work in Greenland
The DKC cooperates closely with a number of national and international research institutes in Greenland. We develop and produce climate projections for a number of different projects.
In collaboration with the Greenland Climate Research Centre in Nuuk we develop projections to help generate a better understanding of future climate change and improve preparedness in the Arctic region.
In 2007, the Danish Ministry of Climate and Energy launched the Programme for Monitoring of the Greenland Ice Sheet, PROMICE as an ongoing effort to assess changes in the mass budget of the Greenland Ice Sheet.
One of the PROMICE Weather stations located on the east coast of Greenland, close to the village of Isortoq. Photo: Gudfinna Adalgeirsdottir
PROMICE is operated by the Geological Survey of Denmark and Greenland, GEUS in collaboration with the National Space Institute, DTU Space and the Greenland Survey (Asiaq).
The National Space Institute, DTU Space processes and analyses satellite data that yield information about the current changes of the Greenland Ice Sheet.
Data to validate and constrain the models and projections are important. The Centre of Ice and Climate at the Niels Bohr Institute, University of Copenhagen drill ice cores from the Greenland ice sheet that give information that helps understanding past and future climate.
With Greenland Climate we are also participating in the research project Regional Climate Change in Greenland and Surrounding Seas. The aim is to establish a data and knowledge base on the expected climate change in the Arctic, and provide a foundation for studying the specific impact of climate change on the marine environment in details.
For further information contact Ruth Mottram, email@example.com
Phone: (+45) 39157 488
Edited by Tue Tobias Kosack, firstname.lastname@example.org © DMI, 10 June 2011