The Greenland Institute of Natural Resources (GINR) in the capital of Greenland, Nuuk, offers high quality research facilities and the opportunity to work with a staff of experienced and enthusiastic researchers.
GINR conducts research into Arctic ecosystems, monitors the living resources and the environment in Greenland and advises the Government of Greenland and other authorities on sustainable exploitation of living resources and safeguarding the environment and biodiversity.
GINR integrates research in natural, technological, and social sciences in order to understand the effects of natural variability and climate change on Arctic ecosystems and society. Research focuses on marine ecology such as fish, shellfish, marine mammals, marine productivity, and seasonality and biogeochemical cycling and sea ice processes as well as terrestrial animals and vegetation.
The Institute takes part in the monitoring program Greenland Ecosystem Monitoring (GEM) in the High Arctic at Zackenberg/Daneborg in North East Greenland and the Low Arctic at Nuuk, West Greenland.
GINR’s modern laboratories and facilities in the Arctic environment give you the opportunity to put theory into practice. We have a wide range of expertise in Arctic research and a variety of high technology and tools at our disposal, and we offer you the chance to explore your area of interest in collaboration with our local and international specialists.
The Greenland Institute of Natural Resources, Aarhus University, and the University of Manitoba have established a joint science education based in Greenland from spring 2015. Together these institutions form the Arctic Science Partnership (ASP) focusing on coordinated Arctic research and education efforts.
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|Total Number of Staff||65|
|Number of Academic Staff||48|
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Species biology and ecological interactions
Distribution of populations, population size and dynamics
Ocean and fjord hydrography, ocean currents, and sea ice
Melting of the Greenland Ice Sheet and freshwater flux into the sea
Applied field instrument technology and field and laboratory experiments
Latest programsAll programs
- Master Project training on health and science
- Master Mineral resources in the Arctic: Environmental impacts and technologies
- Master Long range transport of contaminants to the Arctic
- Master Arctic Environmental Medicine - Reproduction and Cancer and Risk Assessment
- Master Health Science in Greenland, Health Service Research & Telemedicine and Ethics in Small Populations