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Mulighederne og konsekvenserne ved udvinding af råstoffer i Arktis var på dagsordenen, da danske polarforskere var samlet til den årlige polarforskerdag, som i år fandt sted på Aarhus Universitet. Foto: Colourbox

26.09.2012 | Conference, Arctic Research Centre, Environment, climate and energy

Polarforskere samlet i Aarhus

Mulighederne og konsekvenserne ved udvinding af råstoffer i Arktis var på dagsordenen, da danske polarforskere var samlet til den årlige polarforskerdag, som i år fandt sted på Aarhus Universitet.

Der forskes i øjeblikket i, hvor råstofferne findes i Arktis, men også i, hvordan man får fat i dem uden at gøre skade mere end højest nødvendigt (Foto: Colourbox).

25.09.2012 | Arctic Research Centre, Environment, climate and energy, Conference

Arktiske råstoffer skal udvindes med tykke fløjlshandsker

Der er grund til at træde varsomt, hvis vi gerne vil bevare den særlige natur og kultur i Arktis, så det forestående råstofeventyr ikke bliver en gyser.

Et samarbejde mellem universiteter i Grønland, Danmark og Canada vil give dansk polarforskning et boost. Foto: Casper Dalhoff

21.09.2012 | Arctic Research Centre, Environment, climate and energy

Stor satsning på arktisk forskning

Et samarbejde mellem universiteter i Grønland, Danmark og Canada vil give polarforskning et boost. Samlet investeres et milliardbeløb.

21.09.2012 | Arctic Research Centre, Environment, climate and energy

Arktiske dage på universitetet

Aarhus Universitet indvier i dag et nyt arktisk forskningscenter til 65 mio. kr.

21.09.2012 | Arctic Research Centre, Environment, climate and energy

Danmark vil satse stort på arktisk forskning

Arktis: Et samarbejde mellem universiteter i Danmark, Grønland og Canada vil give dansk polarforskning et boost. Samlet investeres et milliardbeløb. Aarhus Universitet klar med 65 mio. kr.

Foto: JP Arkivfoto

20.09.2012 | Arctic Research Centre, Environment, climate and energy

Aarhus satser på arktisk forskning

Fra i morgen har Aarhus Universitet ekstra fokus på forskning i de arktiske områder. Her åbner et nyt forskningscenter til 65 millioner kroner.

Photo: Mikkel P. Tamstorf

19.09.2012 | Arctic Research Centre, Environment, climate and energy

Colossal upheavals

Interdisciplinary collaboration is absolutely necessary to understanding the consequences of climate change at the top of the world. A new Arctic research centre gathers interdisciplinary research expertise from all over the globe, and its goal is nothing less than to become the foremost international centre for research in the field.

Greenland's receding ice has exposed vast deposits of valuable minerals and new opportunities for an island in economic decline. Photo: Andrew Testa

18.09.2012 | Arctic Research Centre, Environment, climate and energy

Race Is On as Ice Melt Reveals Arctic Treasures

NUUK, Greenland — With Arctic ice melting at record pace, the world’s superpowers are increasingly jockeying for political influence and economic position in outposts like this one, previously regarded as barren wastelands.

Introducing Oceanography by David Thomas & David Bowers

17.09.2012 | Arctic Research Centre, Environment, climate and energy, Education news

Introducing Oceanography

New book useful to both students starting off their studies as well as interested non-specialists.

Photo from Baffin Bay in the channel between Greenland and Canada. Baffin Bay is one of the new Arctic Research Centre’s focus areas. Researchers from the centre will spend shorter or longer periods in the area, just as students will have an opportunity to go there for courses and research. The new Arctic Research Centre has collaborative agreements with research and education institutions in Canada and Greenland. Photo: Istock

13.09.2012 | Arctic Research Centre, Environment, climate and energy

New centre focuses on the Arctic

A new interdisciplinary centre will focus on the impact of climate change on the regions at the top of the globe – from the chemical compounds in the sea ice to the health of the Arctic population. Article by Ida Hammerich Nielson, UNIvers.

13.09.2012 | Arctic Research Centre, Environment, climate and energy

INTERACT Transnational Access call

TA call for Summer 2013 and Winter 2013/2014 is open 1 - 31 October 2012

Photo: Niels Martin Schmidt

12.09.2012 | Arctic Research Centre, Environment, climate and energy

Greenland lemmings' collapse pushes predators to brink

Lemmings don't commit suicide by running blindly off cliffs—that's a myth. But lemming populations in their Arctic tundra home can rise and fall dramatically in just a few short years. And the sudden collapse of a lemming population can mean hard times—or even extinction—for their predators, a new study shows.

Ice melt: Sea ice in the Arctic is shrinking at a record speed, and the ice shelves surrounding Antarctica are also thinning dramatically. As the exposed sea water is much darker than the ice, loss of sea ice reduces our planet's reflectivity (albedo), which contributes to further warming (Photo: Greenpeace)

23.08.2012 | Arctic Research Centre, Environment, climate and energy, Research news

Life changes as polar regions thaw

Feature in Current Biology on work by Toke Høye and colleagues.

During negotiations for a new partnership agreement between Aarhus University, the Greenland Institute of Natural Resources and University of Manitoba, Canada, the participants went on a boat ride in the fjords surrounding Nuuk on Saturday afternoon, followed by a picnic.
Rector Lauritz B. Holm-Nielsen, Aarhus Universitet, Director Klaus Nygaard, Greenland Institute for Natural Resources, Nuuk, and Rector David Barnard, University of Manitoba, Canada, met Sunday 8 July to sign the partnership agreement between the three institutions. The agreement strengthens research and educational efforts in Arctic issues.
Mosquitoes are plentiful in the Greenlandic summer; therefore, Rector Lauritz B. Holm-Nielsen is wearing a mosquito net during an interview to NKR – the Greenlandic counterpart to DR. The interview revolves around the partnership agreement entered into by the three institutions, as well as Aarhus University’s Arctic efforts.

12.07.2012 | Arctic Research Centre, Environment, climate and energy, Meeting

New partnership strengthens research and education in the Arctic

Rectors and directors from Aarhus University, the Greenland Institute of Natural Resources and University of Manitoba met in Nuuk 8 July to sign a partnership agreement. The agreement strengthens international research in the Arctic regions and, at the same time, draws attention to education with respect to a number of Arctic issues.

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