Field work in Nuuk, Greenland | Marine@Ugent

Field work in Nuuk, Greenland

PhD student Lorenz Meire from the Marine Biology Research Group is currently doing field work in Nuuk, Greenland, for his research on the acidification of the ocean. Increased emissions of carbondioxide cause an increased uptake of this carbondioxide by the oceans, resulting in acidification. This is likely to have a strong impact on marine life worldwide. 


Research has already shown that Arctic oceans take up large amounts of carbondioxide, as is also the case in Godthåbsfjord in Greenland. This research aims to understand the driving forces of the high carbondioxide uptake and the relation with the accelerated melting of glaciers. To this end, a year-round sampling campaign in this fjord systems is set up.