Swedish Polar Research Secretariat

Promotes the conditions for and coordinates Swedish research and development in the polar regions.

Field work in the Arctic on the impact of climate on plants and animals

Fredrik Dalerum, Docent in Ecology at the Department of Zoology, Stockholm University, leads a research group that participated in this summer’s expedition with the icebreaker Oden to the Ryder Glacier in northwestern Greenland. In this research project, they study how Arctic species and ecosystems are affected by climate change.

Melting ice can lead to increased acidification of the Arctic Ocean

The rising temperature in recent years in the Arctic is causing sea ice and glaciers to melt at an ever-faster rate. The melting of the ice sheet in Greenland increases the inflow of meltwater into Greenland’s fjords and coastal water, with physical and geochemical effects on the fjord systems.