Photo Friday: Zackenberg Research Station

Posted by on Jun 17, 2016

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Zackenberg Ecological Research Operation (ZERO), located in northeast Greenland, is a fieldwork station for high Arctic ecosystems. It is operated by the  Department of Bioscience at Aarhus University in Denmark. This week, enjoy photos from the Zackenberg station and witness scenes in the life of field researchers in Greenland.

British researchers at Zackenberg Station (Twitter: @ZERO74N)

Researchers at Zackenberg Station (Twitter: @ZERO74N)

The station is remote and small, accommodating a maximum of 24 people at a time, but conducts important research on ecosystem structure and the impacts of climate change on the region. The station collects and monitors climate data through the ClimateBasis Program.

Asiaq--Greenland Survey researcher on a climate & hydrology station (Twitter: @ZERO74N)

Asiaq–Greenland Survey researcher on a climate & hydrology station (Twitter: @ZERO74N)

Among the many important research projects run at the station is the GlacioBasis Program, which has been monitoring the Olsen Ice Cap and tracking its mass balance changes since 2008.

Glaciobasis researchers monitoring the Olsen Ice Cap (Twitter: @ZERO74N)

GlacioBasis researchers monitoring the Olsen Ice Cap (Twitter: @ZERO74N)

Glaciologist at the Olsen Ice Cap (Twitter: @ZERO74N)

Glaciologist at the Olsen Ice Cap (Twitter: @ZERO74N)

The team also runs the BioBasis Program, which tracks Arctic species and biodiversity across the icy terrain.

Long-tailed Skua tagged by the biobasis team (Twitter: @ZERO74N)

Long-tailed Skua tagged by the biobasis team (Twitter: @ZERO74N)

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