This lab-based course offers a unique opportunity to witness climate change firsthand in the Arctic, while getting hands-on experience with field and lab methods used in climate science. The course includes a two-week field trip to Greenland where we visit the Greenland Ice Sheet, the Ilulissat Ice Fjord, and the researchers at the Arctic Station on Disko Island. We will conduct field work in various biota (freshwater, marine, terrestrial, glacial) and bring home samples for subsequent analysis in the lab. Our fieldwork in Greenland is followed by projects in the Copenhagen lab, where student groups study climate change effects on different Arctic ecosystems.
Related Discipline(s)This summer course would also be of interest to the following discipline(s):
Environmental Studies, Sustainability