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2019
14 FEB

Climate change is impacting the ocean’s ability to fix carbon dioxide

Climate change is influencing the distribution of zooplankton in the sea, thereby affecting the contribution made by plankton to removing carbon dioxide from the atmosphere...

Climate change CO2 separation and CO2 storage Marine research Ecosystems
Foto: DTU Byg
01 FEB

Earth’s permafrost is sweating

Globally, the temperature of permafrost on Earth has risen 0.3 degrees Celsius in the last decade; and the temperature keeps rising, shows the first comprehensive study...

Geology Mapping and surveying Climate change Coasts and harbours Climate adaption
22 JAN

Greenland ice melt accelerating dramatically

New study shows that the melt process reacts surprisingly quickly to changes in the atmosphere and the waters around Greenland.

Climate change Ice research Earth observation
2018
28 NOV

Crushed mining waste can replace cement

Mining waste can replace up to ten per cent of the cement used in concrete without compromising the strength of the materials.

Construction materials Building construction Climate change Environment and pollution Waste management
16 NOV

DTU contributes to mapping of unique meteorite crater in Greenland

An international team of researchers has discovered a giant meteorite crater—with a diameter of 31 km—buried deep under the inland ice in Greenland.

Geology Polar research Climate change
08 NOV

New study shows what triggers changes in the thick snow covering the Greenland...

U sing weather data and a state-of-the-art snow model, tightly constrained by in-situ firn observations, a team of researchers have revealed what controls key physical...

Ice research Climate change Polar research
21 JUN

The bedrock below West Antarctica is rising surprisingly fast

An international study published in Science and lead by DTU Space finds that the bedrock below the West Antarctic Ice Sheet is rising surprisingly fast which reveals...

Climate change Polar research Earth observation
13 JUN

Baltic Sea a model for the consequences of climate change

The Baltic Sea is one of the world’s most affected and most intensely studied marine areas and can therefore be used as an example of what’s in store elsewhere in the world...

Climate change Marine research
13 JUN

Antarctica has suffered massive loss of ice since 1992

New research show that accelerating ice loss from Antarctica have increased sea levels by 7.6 mm since 1992. DTU Space has contributed to the study mapping 25 years of...

Ice research Climate change Earth observation
18 MAY

DTU on high-precision climate mission in space

DTU is playing a major role in the Gravity Recovery and Climate Experiment Follow-On (GRACE-FO) climate mission which NASA is scheduled to send into space from California...

Climate change Earth observation Space technology and instruments
10 APR

The Dragon module carrying ASIM has arrived at the ISS

The Dragon spacecraft with the Danish ASIM project on board has reached the International Space Station. Andreas Mogensen helps guide the spacecraft from the NASA control...

Space research Space technology and instruments Climate change
02 APR

ASIM launched successfully from Cape Canaveral

The ASIM-observatory has been launched for the International Space Station, ISS, 2 April 2018. ASIM will observe gigantic lightning and Gamma-ray flashes powered by thunderstorms...

Climate change Space research Space technology and instruments
27 MAR

Thunderstorms in space holds climate information

From it's position at ISS 400 km above the Earth ASIM will look into phenomena in the atmosphere powered by thunderstorms.

Space research Space technology and instruments Climate change
15 JAN

DTU part of six significant space missions this year

At regular intervals in 2018, a mission to which DTU contributes will launch into space.

Space research Climate change Satelittes
09 JAN

Europe monitors greenhouse gases

With more than 100 measuring stations in 12 EU member countries, a network of European researchers collect data on three primary greenhouse gases.

Climate change
09 JAN

How is the sea affected by climate change?

Sea animals and plants absorb massive quantities of CO 2 from the atmosphere and thus serve as a buffer against global warming. But will this change in line with the oceans...

Marine research Climate change
09 JAN

How to achieve more accurate climate projections

Advanced statistics offer an untapped potential in climate research. Such statistics can help climate scientists provide better and more reliable predictions of the climate...

Climate change Statistics
09 JAN

Is it worth it?

Using a digital calculation tool, you can calculate the economic advantage of investing in climate change adaptation. The tool is now to be developed further in a new project...

Climate change Climate adaption Information technology
2017
13 OCT

He knows how fast the ice is melting

Abbas Khan has worked at DTU Space for ten years. In his capacity as associate professor, he has provided the world with crucial new knowledge about the fast-melting...

Earth sciences Climate change Ice research Polar research
02 OCT

Climate scientists and statistics—for improvement

The volumes of climate data have exploded, but this does not necessarily provide us with an insight into the climate of the future. If climate scientists used statistics...

Climate change Systems analysis
29 SEP

Centre for Ocean Life extended until 2022

The Centre for Ocean Life at DTU Aqua has received DKK 15 million from VILLUM FONDEN to continue its work for another five years

Marine research Climate change Fisheries and fish stocks
10 AUG

Future smart energy systems: Technology is not enough; consumers must be involved...

To fight climate change, future energy production must be based on renewable energy. The problem is that these energy resources are variable, and thus might threaten...

Energy Solar energy Wind energy Climate change Climate adaption
12 JUN

DTU concludes international ice-mapping in the Arctic

In spring 2017, an international team led by DTU Space has mapped the ice above the sea and land from Canada over Greenland to Svalbard to gain as detailed a picture as...

Ice research Climate change Mapping and surveying
14 MAR

DTU to deliver drone system for Arctic measurements

Newly developed drone technology from DTU Space is to ensure more efficient climate change monitoring in the Arctic. The equipment will now be handed over to the Villum...

Ice research Climate change Mapping and surveying
10 JAN

Better long-term forecast systems for the increasingly extreme weather

DTU Aqua is part of the ‘blue-action’-project aiming to help communities and businesses cope with the impacts of dramatic Arctic climate changes

Fisheries and fish stocks Marine research Climate change Polar research
2016
Zachariae Isbræ Northeast Greenland. Photo: Anders A Bjørk
21 SEP

The Greenland ice sheet has raised sea levels by over 4 metres

A new study in Science Advances has shown that the melting ice sheet is responsible for a much bigger rise in global sea levels than previously assumed.

Ice research Geology Climate change Mapping and surveying Polar research Earth observation
05 JUL

The goal is a person on Mars

While space scientists all over the world are eagerly exploring the solar system, their budgets are under pressure. The solution is closer international cooperation, says...

Space research Climate change Polar research
28 JUN

Global warming may have cumulative effect

The greenhouse effect of CO 2 seems to become stronger with increasing global temperatures. Thus, global warming may have a previously overlooked cumulative effect...

Earth observation Climate change
15 JUN

Surprising new business opportunities for Greenland

The first scientific mapping of the arrival of the economically important mackerel in Greenland indicates it is there to stay

Fisheries and fish stocks Marine research Climate change
18 MAY

EUR 2.7 million for measuring greenhouse gases

The Danish Minister for Higher Education and Science has allocated EUR 2.7 million to set up measuring stations in Denmark and Greenland, which make it possible to better...

Climate change CO2 separation and CO2 storage Ecosystems
31 MAR

Taking the temperature of the underground

Researchers have now invented a quick way of reading the prehistoric temperature of the underground .

Radioactivity Geology Climate change
18 MAR

The apparatus geologists love

DTU Nutech has for more than three decades developed, designed and sold an apparatus, which is especially popular among geologists worldwide for the dating of sediments...

Geology Climate change
2015
Kangiata Nunata Sermia in Southwest Greenland The image shows different lines that marks the extent of the ice at different points in  time. The upper trimline (transition) between the ligther and darker valley sides marks the extent of the glacier during the Little Ice Age, while the lower lines shows the extent at later points in time. The height of the trimline is derived from aerial imagery, and this information is used to calculate the mass loss of the Greenland Ice Sheet during the twentieth century. Credit: Nicolaj Krog Larsen, Aarhus Universitet
17 DEC

Dramatic reduction of the Greenland Ice Sheet in the 20th century

For the very first time, climate researchers from the Centre for GeoGenetics at the Natural History Museum of Denmark , together with, among others, DTU Space publish...

Ice research Climate change Mapping and surveying Polar research Satelittes Earth observation
16 NOV

Three New PhD Students Concentrate on Greenland

Arctic Technology Centre (ARTEK) at DTU Civil Engineering has employed three new PhD students. All three projects will concentrate on subjects that will benefit the Greenlandic...

Polar research Construction materials Indoor climate Climate change Fisheries and fish stocks Ice research Waste management Building design
15 SEP

Expedition to study impact of inflow on life in the Baltic Sea

A two week research cruise led by DTU Aqua is to investigate if new areas have become available for successful spawning of cod after a recent inflow of water from the...

Fisheries and fish stocks Fish and shellfish Marine research Climate change
08 SEP

Copepod migrations are important for the ocean’s uptake of CO2

Zooplankton no bigger than grains of rice play a much larger role in the transport and storage of  CO 2 in the ocean than previously thought

Marine research Climate change
25 AUG

Peter Steen Mikkelsen

Water DTU: A center focusing on interdisciplinary research and innovation

Water supply Waste water and water discharge Climate adaption CO2 separation and CO2 storage Climate change Aquaculture
18 MAY

New smart drone can protect against flooding

The prototype for a small unmanned craft with unique properties is currently being completed. Together with the company Sky-Watch , researchers from DTU Space and...

Earth sciences Climate change Mapping and surveying Environment and pollution
11 MAY

Greenland Article the most read among IOP journals

A couple of weeks after publication of his article "Greenland ice sheet mass balance: a review" DTU Space researcher Abbas Khan, and his internation colleagues, had the...

Earth observation Climate change
10 FEB

Connecting the Seas of Norden

Nordic marine researchers push for increased collaboration across disciplines to handle growing pressure on the oceans.

Marine research Food safety Fisheries and fish stocks Climate change
29 JAN

Cod and herring migrate into Northeast Passage

In future, an ice-free Northeast Passage will allow, among other things, cod, herring and blue whiting from the Atlantic to migrate into the Pacific—while other species...

Food, fish and agriculture Marine research Climate change
2014
23 SEP

Searching for eel larvae in the Sargasso Sea

To improve understanding of the decline in the European eel population, a Danish research expedition with DTU Aqua's research vessel "Dana" explored the spawning areas...

Marine research Climate change Ecosystems Fisheries and fish stocks Fish and shellfish
22 SEP

Peter Steen Mikkelsen winner of international award

Professor Peter Steen Mikkelsen, Department of Environmental Engineering at DTU (DTU Environment) has been awarded the IWA/IAHR Joint Committee on Urban Drainage (JCUD...

Climate change Water supply Waste water and water discharge
Foto: Søren Svendsen
20 MAY

DTU wins European Championship in green driving

DTU Roadrunners took first place in the Shell Eco Marathon on Sunday afternoon with their bioethanol-powered car called Dynamo, covering an impressive 599 km on the equivalent...

Construction and mechanics Combustion engines Engineering Electrotechnology Electronics Energy Energy efficiency Fossil fuels Energy production Climate change
29 APR

Environmentally sustainable fuels from waste materials from food production

Petroleum-based fuels and chemicals contribute to the production of greenhouse gases and are a limited resource. In a PhD project at the National Food Institute, Technical...

Biotechnology and biochemistry Bioenergy Biological systems Energy Climate change Food, fish and agriculture Food technology
17 MAR

Northernmost section of the inland ice now melting

Rising temperatures in the Arctic are now affecting even the northernmost reaches of the inland ice. This is one of the findings revealed by new measurements of the North...

Space research Polar research Climate change
Mary Ritter, CEO of Climate-KIC, attended the official opening of the new climate innovation centre. Captions: Thorkild Christensen
10 FEB

New Nordic climate innovation centre opens it doors

More than 150 key decision-makers, corporate managers and representatives from both Danish and international research communities were present on Friday, 7 February, when...

Climate change
07 FEB

Climate innovation centre launch at DTU

Today a new Nordic centre for innovation, education and entrepreneurship is launched at DTU in collaboration with the University of Copenhagen, Chalmers University of Technology...

Climate change
16 JAN

New, inexpensive biomass conversion method

In today's world, we are dependent on oil, but scarce natural resources require us to find new resources to produce fuel, materials and medicine. However, Associate Professor...

Physics Organic chemistry Energy Climate change
2013
19 DEC

Pyrene toxicity on Arctic key copepod species

A new study, published in Ecotoxicology, shows lowered reproductive output, reduced grazing, and reduced ability to metabolize pyrene in the copepod Calanus hyberboreus...

Marine research Ecosystems Climate change
21 NOV

Milestone for PowerLabDK: Demonstration of Commercial Smart Grid Control Platform

On Friday Nov. 8th the researchers from CEE and Spirae demonstrated a new milestone capability for PowerLabDK: Spirae's BlueFin (R) control platform and their multi-asset...

Electricity supply Energy systems Climate change Solar energy Energy efficiency
30 OCT

New EcoGrid EU report about smartgrid project on Bornholm

 ”New EcoGrid EU report: From Design to Implementation.” report is about the EcoGrid EU project.  A large-scale demonstration of consumer participation in the balancing...

Electricity supply Climate change Energy systems Solar energy Energy production Energy storage Energy efficiency
28 OCT

2013 World Energy Congress in Korea

DTU and Kaist co-hosted an exhibition stand during the 2013 World Energy Congress in Daegu in South Korea from 13 - 17 October, where DTU participated with fuel cell and...

Solar energy Climate change Energy systems Energy production Energy storage
06 SEP

Invitation - Danish Korean PEM Fuel Cell Workshop

Welcome to the Danish Korean PEM Fuel Cell Workshop Seoul, November 18-19, 2013 Free participation

Fuel cells Energy production Climate change
02 SEP

Inaugural lecture by Professor Carl Egede Bøggild

Mr. Carl Egede Bøggild has been appointed Professor (with special responsibilities) at Arctic Technology Centre/ Department of Civil Engineering (DTU BYG) and holds his...

Polar research Ice research Climate change
25 JUN

Kirsten Halsnæs from DTU Management Engineering has been appointed a member of...

The Ministry of Science, Innovation and Higher Education has appointed Professor Kirsten Halsnæs from DTU Management Engineering a new member of The Danish Council of...

Climate change
24 JUN

New web portal delivers current information about Arctic ice

DTU, DMI and GEUS have launched a joint web portal that conveys the latest observations and the newest knowledge on the development in the Arctic ice and climate.

Polar research Ice research Climate change Earth observation
03 MAY

Invitation to PhD Defence with Ana Faria Tomas Friday 17th May at 1 p.m.

Section: Residual Resources Engineering. Topic: "Optimization of bioethanol production from carbohydrate rich wastes by extreme thermophilic microorganisms"

Waste management CO2 separation and CO2 storage Climate change Ecosystems Bacteria and microorganisms Biological systems Bioenergy Energy efficiency
09 APR

DNA tests rewrite the history of Greenland cod

The fish in Greenland’s great cod boom in the 1960s did not come from Iceland, as previously thought. They were ‘made in Greenland’ .

Marine research Climate change Ecosystems
07 MAR

PhD Defence with Meric Batioglu Pazarbasi, Tuesday 5th March at 1 p.m.

Topic: "Small-scale spatial variability of phenoxy acid mineralization potentials in transition zones with a multidisciplinary approach

Waste water and water discharge Water supply Climate change Health-promoting compounds
2012
13 NOV

Looking into the future

European and American scientists are meeting in Barcelona, Spain this month to launch a new European initiative for climate service observations and modelling. DTU Aqua...

Marine research Climate change Ecosystems Fisheries and fish stocks
07 NOV

Michael Grätzel: "Nanostructured Photosystems of electricity and fuels from sunlight...

Michael Grätzel: "Nanostructured Photosystems for the generation of electricity and fuels from sunlight" Abstract Learning from the concepts used by green plants photosynthesis...

Environmental chemistry Climate change Micro and nanotechnology Nanoparticles Organic chemistry
16 AUG

Dana to investigate the East Greenland Current

DTU's research vessel Dana is following in the path of past pioneers when steaming off to characterize and trace the waters of the East Greenland Current

Marine research Climate change