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MarineBasis-Nuuk

General

Project start
01.01.2017
Project end
31.12.2017
Type of project
Monitoring
Project theme
Marine ecosystems
Project topic
Biology
Birds
Climate research
Fish and shellfish
Glacier - ocean coupling
Marine mammals
Oceanography
Sea ice

Fieldwork / Study

Fieldwork country
Greenland (DK)
Fieldwork region
Greenland, South-West
Fieldwork location

Geolocation is 64.580605029174, -51.148223876953

Fieldwork start
01.01.2017
Fieldwork end
31.12.2017

Project details

24.09.2018
Science / project plan
  • The MarineBasis-Nuuk monitoring program is a part of the Greenland Ecosystem Monitoring (GEM) program. The program comprise daily, monthly, seasonal or annual sampling and study of the following key physical, chemical and biological parameters:

Sea ice (daily)

  • Extent (satellite images) and transport (camera system)

Water column (monthly at a permanent monitoring station)

  • Temperature/salinity/fluorescence/light (PAR)/turbidity
  • Nutrient concentrations (NO3/PO4/SiOH4)
  • DIC/TA
  • Chlorophyll a/phaeopigment concentrations
  • Phytoplankton primary production
  • Sedimentation of chlorophyll a, carbon/nitrogen (POC/PON)
  • Phyto-/zooplankton, fish/shrimp/crab larvae species composition

Other (seasonal/annual)

  • Macroalgae growth
  • Tidal zone fauna growth
  • Humpback whales (photo ID)
  • Sea bird abundance (selected colonies)

Fjord-Ocean Transect (annually in may)

  • Temperature/salinity/fluorescence/light (PAR)/turbidity
  • DIC/TA
  • Fish/shrimp/crab larvae species composition
Publications related to project

Please see publication list on project website

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