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2019
20 MAY

Urban planning in the Arctic – how to plan for the extreme?

PhD student Jennifer Fiebig researches in urban planning in the Arctic by examining snowdrift – through fieldwork and with substitute materials in the laboratory. The goal...

Building design Building construction Construction materials Polar research Climate adaption
2018
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
02 MAR

DTU wants to know more about building in extreme climates

DTU Civil Engineering has received funding of DKK 12.2 million to study and evaluate housing construction in Greenland.

Polar research Building design
02 FEB

Improving researchers’ access to the Arctic

DTU is part of a new Arctic Research Icebreaker Consortium, which will provide researchers with improved access to investigate the Arctic

Marine research Polar research
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
08 MAY

Overview of PhD projects at DTU Aqua

The publication “PhD projects at DTU Aqua” presents DTU Aquas PhD students and their projects

Marine research Ecosystems Polar research Fisheries and fish stocks Aquaculture
21 FEB

Red algae form coral-like reefs in Greenland

Sometimes, red algae grow in coral-like formations. A PhD student is the first to identify 21 of these reefs off the coast of Greenland.

Marine research Polar research 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
Photo: Uni Bul
09 DEC

Flying expeditions supplements satellite images

Measurements taken from aircraft ensure improved monitoring of the changes in inland and sea ice. However, this method will soon be supplemented by the use of large drones...

Polar research Ice research Satelittes
01 NOV

DTU welcomes new Arctic research strategy

Danish Minister for Higher Education and Science Ulla Tørnæs presents a new strategy on Arctic research and education. DTU is pleased that this area will be given further...

Polar research Earth sciences
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
08 SEP

DTU closes gap in Earth magnetic field monitoring

In the midst of the Greenland ice sheet a new geomagnetic ground station from DTU Space is now collecting data on the Earth’s magnetic field. The isolated station is covering...

Earth's magnetic field Polar research
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
01 JUL

Cross-disciplinary approach to civil engineering research provides new opportunities

In August, DTU Civil Engineering hosts an international conference and a number of doctoral courses giving a comprehensive outline on the present and future challenges...

Construction materials Building design Electrochemistry Building construction Polar research Raw materials and raw materials exploitation Geology Indoor climate
03 MAY

Presentation awards for research on in-situ burning of oil

A PhD student and a Master’s student from DTU have recently won 1st places in presentation awards for their research in in-situ burning of oil. One of the awards was won...

Waste management Fossil fuels Raw materials and raw materials exploitation Polar research Fire prevention technology and safety Environmental chemistry
28 APR

Waste and wastewater management in the Arctic require locally adaptable solutions

There is an increasing interest in new technological solutions for waste and wastewater management in remote towns and settlements in the Arctic. That is one of the conclusions...

Polar research Health and diseases Waste management Waste water and water discharge
28 APR

Waste and waste water management in the Arctic requires locally adapted solutions

There is growing interest in technological solutions that can handle waste and waste water in the remote towns and villages in the Arctic. 

Polar research Health and diseases Waste management Waste water and water discharge
18 MAR

Sanitation on the agenda in Greenland

In April, Arctic Technology Centre (ARTEK) hosts an international conference in Sisimiut, Greenland. The conference focuses on existing and new technologies that are tailored...

Polar research Health and diseases Waste management Waste water and water discharge
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
2014
01 SEP

New DNA study unravels the settlement history of the New World Arctic

Who can call themselves the indigenous people of the Arctic? A new DNA study of current and former inhabitants of Greenland, Arctic Canada, Alaska, the Aleutian Islands...

Polar research
23 MAY

Experience climate change as it happens

The Arctic is the area on the planet where global warming is having the most pronounced effect. Against this background, researchers from the Danish Meteorological Institute...

Space research Polar research
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
2013
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
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
2012
18 JUN

Forgotten images shed light on Greenland's glaciers

Satellite images combined with a forgotten photo archive shed light on the melting of Greenland’s glaciers.

Polar research Ice research Earth observation