Greenland Ecosystem Monitoring (GEM) (GEM)

Updated 2019-06-25

To provide the data necessary for quantifying the dynamics of arctic ecosystems, i.e. at the two field sites at respectively Zackenberg (Northeast Greenland) and Nuuk (West Greenland) Main gaps: Winter dynamics

Time frame

Project time span
2007 -
Data collection
2007 -
Data processing
2007 -
Data reporting
2007 -

Contact information

Contact person
- -
Morten Rasch

Parameters and Media

Parameter groups measured/observed/modelled
Media sampled/studied/modelled
Seawater/suspended particulate matter


Regions studied
Zackenberg Station
Zackenberg Station
Zackenberg Station

Data availability

Data availability and access

Samples/specimens archived in specimen banks?

Methods & Procedures

Procedures and methodology used for, e.g., sampling and sample storage, sample pretreatment, extraction and analysis, including which laboratories are involved, references to methods employed, etc.

c. 3.500 physical and biotic parameters are measured each year in marine and terrestrial (including glacial) parts of the ecosystem at a low arctic and a high arctic site. The programme is cross-disciplinary and aims on providing data to allow for quantifying the dynamics of a low arctic ecosystem

Additional Information

Is this a bi- AND multi-lateral project (i.e. a project involving cooperation between different countries)?
Is this project reporting to other organizations/programmes?

? Networks: Circumpolar Active Layer Monitoring (CALM), CEON (CEON), Integrated Carbon Observation System (ICOS), Arctic Coastal Dynamics (ACD), FLUXNET (FLUXNET), GLORIA (GLORIA), ITEX (ITEX)

Indigenous AND traditional knowledge used in this project


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