GreenShift - Greenland fjord productivity under climate change

Project Details

Key findings

Greenland fjords, modulated by ice-ocean interactions, are among the most productive ecosystems in the Arctic and have sustained the livelihood of local communities in Greenland for millennia. Understanding the impact of the ongoing cryosphere changes on Greenland fjord productivity has important socio-economic implications and it also advances knowledge of the CO2 ocean sink, buffering climate change.

Funding Source(s): Geocenter bevilling

Period: 2018 - 2021

Region: Greenland fjords (Godthåbsfjord and Young Sound)

Techniques/proxies: Sedimentology, diatoms, dinocysts, biogenic silica, CN, satellite data, monitoring data (GEM), climate models
Effective start/end date1/01/1831/12/21