Research projects

Research Profile

Asiaq carries out basic and applied research within a range of natural science disciplines related to the physical environment, addressed through integration of field, modelling, and remote sensing approaches from the plot to the regional scale. Asiaq’s research focuses on topics with societal relevance including:

  • Climate – gradients, variability and trends of the atmosphere, cryosphere and links to the ecosystem
  • Ice – changes in ice cover and their drivers
  • Water –  trends and variability of water resources, surface energy balance and the hydrological cycle
  • Environment – sensitivity and energy potential of coastal zones by means of multiplatform and multitemporal remote sensing imagery

Through these activities Asiaq has the pleasure of working with a wide range of national and international partners and is always open to new collaboration. Asiaq is partner in the monitoring programmes PROMICE (Programme for Monitoring of the Greenland Ice Sheet) and GEM (Greenland Ecosystem Monitoring) as well as numerous national and international research projects, e.g. under the European Space Agency (ESA).

Modelling of water resources
Ocean-Atmosphere coupling in the inner part of Godthåbsfjord
Extreme weather in Southwest Greenland – frequency, magnitude and impact
Weather data from ship observations in Godthåbsfjord
Rock glacier occurrence in Godthåbsfjord
Superimposed ice formation and degradation
Advancing glaciers in North Greenland
Seasonal glacier surface mass balance derived with an unmanned aerial vehicle
GlacioBasis Nuuk
PROMICE
Mapping the Coastal Zone in NE Greenland
Sea mammal detection using remote sensing
Surface displacement detection in Qaanaaq using remote sensing
GlobPermafrost
Estimating surface energy fluxes in Greenland through Remote Sensing and field measurements
ClimateBasis Nuuk
ClimateBasis Zackenberg
ClimateBasis Disko
Extreme weather in Southwest Greenland – frequency, magnitude and impact
Advancing glaciers in North Greenland
Seasonal glacier surface mass balance derived with an unmanned aerial vehicle
Mapping the Coastal Zone in NE Greenland
Sea mammal detection using remote sensing
Surface displacement detection in Qaanaaq using remote sensing
GlobPermafrost
Estimating surface energy fluxes in Greenland through Remote Sensing and field measurements
Rock glacier occurrence in Godthåbsfjord
Superimposed ice formation and degradation
Advancing glaciers in North Greenland
Seasonal glacier surface mass balance derived with an unmanned aerial vehicle
GlacioBasis Nuuk
PROMICE
Mapping the Coastal Zone in NE Greenland
Sea mammal detection using remote sensing
GlobPermafrost
ClimateBasis Nuuk
ClimateBasis Zackenberg
ClimateBasis Disko
Modelling of water resources
Ocean-Atmosphere coupling in the inner part of Godthåbsfjord
Mapping the Coastal Zone in NE Greenland
Sea mammal detection using remote sensing
Estimating surface energy fluxes in Greenland through Remote Sensing and field measurements
ClimateBasis Nuuk
ClimateBasis Zackenberg
ClimateBasis Disko
Ocean-Atmosphere coupling in the inner part of Godthåbsfjord
Extreme weather in Southwest Greenland – frequency, magnitude and impact
Weather data from ship observations in Godthåbsfjord
Rock glacier occurrence in Godthåbsfjord
GlacioBasis Nuuk
PROMICE
Surface displacement detection in Qaanaaq using remote sensing
GlobPermafrost
Estimating surface energy fluxes in Greenland through Remote Sensing and field measurements
ClimateBasis Nuuk
ClimateBasis Zackenberg
ClimateBasis Disko