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