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More than 60 scientists from 15 countries gathered in Nuuk, Greenland recently to discuss the results of projects initiated by the Greenland Climate Research Centre.
“The government is very proud that an internationally recognised climate research centre has been established in Greenland in just a few short years,” said Nick Nielsen, Greenland’s science minister. “You have built a research platform with full-time professors, scientists, students and a vast network of connected scientists and students.”
The centre, based in the Greenland Institute of Natural Resources in Nuuk, focuses on the expected impacts of climate change on Arctic nature and on Greenlandic society. It has launched more than 20 projects focusing on the aspects of climate change from sea ice and currents to the changes in fishing and living conditions for the Arctic population.
Klaus Nygaard, the head of the Greenland Institute of Natural Resources, called the climate centre a “resounding success” and said that the research conducted there will be invaluable to both Greenlandic society and the entire Arctic.
Nielsen said he hoped that research legislation adopted by the government would help make it possible for several of the projects started at the centre to continue.