How to register for courses in Nuuk

To apply for courses in the Arctic Science Study Programme (ASSP), please complete the “Student Information” form below. After submitting the completed form you will receive an e-mail with details on how to proceed with register for the courses and other practical information.

The ASSP offers graduate (masters) and PhD level courses. The courses in spring and autumn each form two full semester (30 ECTS). Applicants applying for a full semester are given priority, however, it is possible to apply for single courses. You can find more information about the courses under Arctic Science Study Programme (ASSP).

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Sea Ice in Greenland

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About the program

Today’s changes in climate have significant implications for  society, as diminished sea ice cover affects both the fisheries in Greenlandic waters and the catch of local hunters. Furthermore, pristine waters become accessible to anthropogenic activities, paving the way for new opportunities in shipping, tourism and oil and gas exploration.

We focus on the ecological aspects of how future changes in sea ice will propagate through the food chain—from small organisms at low levels to apex predators such as marine mammals. But we also aim to expand our knowledge of the sea ice and biogeochemical processes under the ice to predict the impact of climate change on the carbon sink in ice-covered Greenlandic fjord systems. We address the dynamics, the ecology and species dependency of Greenlandic sea ice in many ways, often blending biogeochemical approaches with local knowledge and conducting long-term monitoring of species composition and distribution.


Working on first-year sea ice in Young Sound, North West Greenland

Meltponds on sea ice in Young Sound, North East Greenland

Sea ice development near glacier in Godhaabsfjord, West Greenland

Sampling on first-year fast ice in Kapisigdlit Bight in Godhaabsfjord, West Greenland

A curious seal lurking by the sea ice edge

An acoustic recorder about to be deployed to listen for marine mammals

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