Research-based Collaboration

Climate research in Greenland is characterized by broad and international partnerships that stretch beyond both Danish and Greenlandic borders. The Greenland Climate Research Centre cooperates with research institutions from Canada, Norway and Denmark along with other parts of the arctic region.

Arctic Science Partnership is a newly launched initiative that will gather climate-related research and educational material from the arctic region. The partnership is established as a collaborative project between the Greenland Climate Research Centre, Århus University and University of Manitoba and is still in its start-up phase. It is intended to inspire knowledge sharing, debate and joint research and can eventually be expanded to include other research institutions as well. Read more about the collaboration here.

The Arctic Council constitutes a significant driving force behind climate research cooperation in the region. The council has been responsible for three large scientific publications – the Arctic Climate Impact Assessment (ACIA) that was released in 2004 and Snow, Water, Ice and Permafrost in the Arctic (SWIPA) from 2011 which was updated in 2017, as well as Adaptation Actions for a Changing Action (AACA), published in 2018. The three assessments are authored by teams of researchers from the entire arctic region and from a wide range of academic disciplines. In Greenland, the Greenland Climate Research Centre and Ilisimatusarfik, the University of Greenland have contributed along with a number of Danish researchers with special knowledge of Greenland.

You can read more about the three reports on the page about Arctic Council and these following websites:

Arctic Climate Impact Assessment – ACIA – 2004
Snow, Water, Ice and Permafrost in the Arctic – SWIPA – 2011  and 2017
Adaptation Actions for a Changing Arctic – AACA – 2018

Dancea is an environmental funding programme that is part of ensuring that the Realm lives up to its obligations in the Arctic Council. The climate fond is administered by the Danish Energy Authority with the Greenlandic Government as a consulted party. The programme has supported a wide range of projects related to climate monitoring and information activities about climate change in Greenland.

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