Last week, EU-PolarNet convened 50 experts in La Cristalera, a conference facility which the Autonomous University of Madrid owns in Miraflores de la Sierra to develop and draft white papers on Polar research topics of high societal relevance.
Sailing expedition from St. John’s to southern Greenland and up the west coast to Upernavik (farther north, if time and conditions allow). CTD profiles in fjords to compliment additional cruises in our effort to understand ice sheet-ocean interactions.
Sascha Schiøtt from Qaqortoq, defended her thesis at the Greenland Institute of Natural Resources. This is the first time that a female Greenlandic biology student defends her thesis in her home country.
Contrary to last year’s NDF- assessment, Non-Detrimental Findings, catch of walrus in Greenland has now been declared sustainable. This status has also been given to the minke whale and the beluga whale from West Greenland for this year.