Greenland

Here you can find information about nature and the environment in Greenland and other Arctic regions – on land, on the water and in the air.

Aarhus University’s contribution

Aarhus University has a large group of experts on Greenland who work with assessing and monitoring how nature is coping in Greenland and how the Greenland environment is being affected by mining activities. We take part in the international Arctic Monitoring and Assessment Programme (AMAP). Aarhus University also helps to study global climate and environmental changes – what will happen in the future, and what are the consequences for the Arctic environment? In addition, Aarhus University runs the Zackenberg Research Station in North-East Greenland, as well as its monitoring programmes.

These pages were originally prepared by Denmark’s National Environmental Research Institute (NERI), but are now updated by the Department of Bioscience at Aarhus University.

Research

Research into nature in the Arctic and Arctic ecosystems is carried out in particular at the Department of Bioscience in the following fields:

Arctic Environment 
Peter Aastrup, Bioscience 
paa@bios.au.dk - +45 8715 8687 
AU Roskilde

Arctic Ecosystem Ecology
Niels-Martin Schmidt, Bioscience 
nms@bios.au.dk – +45 8715 8683 
AU Roskilde

Marine Mammal Research
Jacob Nabe-Nielsen, Bioscience
jnn@bios.au.dk - +45 8715 8696
AU Roskilde

Consultancy services for the Danish Ministry of the Environment

DCE – Danish Centre for Environment and Energy provides consultancy services regarding Arctic conditions, partly via the framework agreement between Aarhus University and the Danish Ministry of the Environment (available in Danish only).

On the topic of Greenland, DCE provides consultancy services for the Danish Ministry of the Environment in the areas of:

  • Arctic nature, environment and ecosystems
  • Climate effects in marine areas in Denmark and the Arctic

In addition, DCE has a contract with the Environment Agency for Mineral Resources Activities under the Government of Greenland. We provide consultancy services in connection with the production and transportation of minerals and petroleum in Greenland.

Other areas of consultancy

DCE offers services and consultancy to other public and private sector customers in all our areas of expertise. All consultancy services are based on internationally acknowledged research.

Read more about DCE's consultancy services.