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Glaciers that flow directly into the ocean provide additional nutrients to the surface water layer of fjords. This sustains a large fish stock. But when the glaciers melt and retreat on land, there is a great risk of a decline in fish stocks.
The EU H2020 funded INTERACT opens a call for research groups to apply for Transnational Access to 43 research stations across the Arctic and northern alpine and forest areas in Europe, Russia and North-America.
The 12th Arctic Frontiers conference will be arranged in Tromsø, Norway from Sunday 21 January to Friday 26 January 2018. The title for the 2018 conference is Connecting the Arctic. Call for Papers closes on 19 September 2017.
Gletsjere, som smelter direkte ud i havet, supplerer fjorden med livsvigtige næringsstoffer, som er med til at opretholde nogle af Grønlands mest produktive hellefisk-fiskerier.