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2019
Sea. Photo: Helle Falborg.
03 SEP

Marine ecological forecasts are a new tool for climate adaptation

DTU researcher develops short-term forecasts for marine life that can help the fishing industry to adapt to climate change.

Fisheries and fish stocks Marine research Climate change
Ghost net. Photo: DTU Aqua.
23 AUG

Mapping ghost nets in Danish waters

How much derelict fishing gear is there in the sea around Denmark, and how can it be removed? DTU Aqua will now investigate this.

Marine research Mapping and surveying Environment and pollution
This satellite photo taken by the Copernicus Sentinel-2 mission 9 June 2019 shows a swirl of sea ice off the east coast of Greenland.  (Image: ESA)
16 JUL

New study underlines sea level rise in the Arctic ocean

Sea levels in the Arctic oceans have risen an average of 2.2 millimeters per year over the last 22 years.This is the conclusion reached by a Danish-German research team...

Earth observation Satelittes Climate change
Photo: DTU Space
21 JUN

Climate change can alter Greenland drastically

If climate change continues unabated, all the ice in Greenland may melt away in the course of just a thousand years and will lead to significant changes in the environment...

Climate change Ice research Earth observation
Global Seed Vault. Photo: Line Reeh
04 JUN

Artificial cooling of Arctic soil safeguards global genetic material

Artificial cooling and creative engineering solutions are key to taking good care of the backup copies of the world’s plant-based genetic material, which are stored...

Geology
The 19 Mission Innovation Champions 2019. Professor Tejs Vegge, DTU Energy, is third from left.
29 MAY

DTU Professor Appointed Mission Innovation Champion

Mission Innovation – a global initiative bringing together 24 countries and the EU to accelerate the development of clean energy technology – has recognized...

Energy Climate change Materials
Varvara Zania, Associate Professor DTU Civil Engineering examins high plasticity clays. Photo: Mikal Schlosser.
05 MAR

Knowledge of high-plasticity clays may prolong design life of structures

Researchers at DTU Civil Engineering are testing high-plasticity clays from the seabed under the Fehmarn Belt and exploring new methods for treating them.

Construction and mechanics Earth sciences Geology
Photo: Innovationsfonden
20 FEB

Cars to report on road condition

Leveraging modern car technology to continuously collect road data may help produce real-time digital images of road maintenance needs.

Mapping and surveying Data analysis Sensors Mathematical modelling Mobility
Copepod. Photo: Erik Selander
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
The ice cap is monitored via satellites combined with data from 57 GPS stations measuring directly on the bedrock in Greenland how much it rises when the ice on top of it melts away. In this way, the loss of ice is calculated very precisely.  Photo: Finn Bo Madsen.
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
DTU skal i 2019-20 udvikle et nyt læringsmiljø om rummet og naturvidenskab til brug i skoler og gymnasier. (DTU Space)
10 JAN

DTU Space to develop virtual space tour for youngsters

With EUR 282,000 of funding from the Novo Nordisk Foundation, DTU Space is to head the development of a virtual learning environment for schools and youth education programmes...

Space research Earth sciences
Illustration: ESA
02 JAN

New ESA Business Incubation Centre to be anchored at DTU

An ambitious nesting ground for the space industry will provide help, advice, and financial support for Danish growth companies and entrepreneurs.

Earth sciences Information technology Space research Transport and logistics
2018
Photo: NASA
12 DEC

Measuring the world’s forests from space

NASA has now initiated a new space mission to measure Earth’s forests and other biomass with razor-sharp precision through the help of DTU Space.

Earth observation Space technology and instruments Climate change
Photo: Joachim Rode
04 DEC

Ice splinters marked the inauguration of new laboratories

On Wednesday, 28 November, HRH Crown Prince Frederik spearheaded the inauguration of two new laboratories.

Earth sciences Materials Environment and pollution Geology Polar research Construction materials Indoor climate
Photo: Mikal Schlosser
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
Illustration: NASA/Science
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
The researchers—here PhD Kirstine Toxværd—reproduced the life cycle and living conditions of the copepods in an ice cold laboratory. Photo Line Reeh.
12 OCT

Oil spills could harm the Arctic more than expected

Plankton—the foundation of the food chains in the Arctic Ocean—are affected by concentrations of oil pollution much lower than previously assumed.

Marine research Polar research Ecosystems
Strand i Nordsjælland. Foto Helle Sørensen
19 SEP

The sea around Denmark hit by marine heat waves

Up to eight degrees warmer waters than normal. This was how much the hot weather affected the sea during the summer, according to calculations from DTU Aqua.

Marine research Climate adaption Climate change Ecosystems
Foto: Henriette Skourup, DTU
22 JUN

New spearhead for DTU's Arctic activities

DTU has recruited a new head of centre to work with coordination and dissemination of the University's Arctic activities within research, education, innovation and research...

Polar research

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