Diskobasis

Diskobasis

This project funded by the Danish Energy Agency focuses on assessing the potential of ecosystem monitoring at Disko Bay. In an international team led by Asiaq, we are performing a pilot study throughout 2016 that narrows down the scope and uses the uniqueness of Arctic Station (AS) on Disko Island both in terms of physical characteristics but also of logistical advantages in order to fill gaps that remain open under the current GEM setting. A focus will be put on stable and consistent climate data which is considered the basis for all related topics. Beyond that, meetings and workshops will ensure the development of a working program tailored to the advantages of AS as a monitoring site. Interdisciplinary pilot activities ranging from glaciological topics via the atmospheric boundary layer to CO2-fluxes and the assessment of arthropods build both proof-of-concept and necessary base line activities for future implementation.

Diskobasis

Arktisk Station in Qeqertarsuaq (courtesy: Casper Tai Christensen)