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Greenland Institute of natural resources

Posted by on Mar 13, 2013 in Greenland, Projects | Comments Off on Greenland Institute of natural resources

Greenland Institute of natural resources

Aage V. Jensen Charity Foundation’s greatest commitment in Greenland is the establishment of the Greenland Institute of Natural Resources in Nuuk. The Institute has made it possible for Greenland to take the scientific studying and monitoring of Greenland’s nature in its own hands. The main building from 1998 houses laboratories, offices and common facilities for 40 employees. It is of high functional and architectural quality, faced with natural materials and with beautiful inflow of light. In 2000 an annex was built containing flats and rooms for visiting researchers, and in 2011 the main building of the Institute was extended to make room for further 25 employees.

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Research Station Zackenberg and Daneborg

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Research Station Zackenberg and Daneborg

Research Station Zackenberg and Daneborg In 1991 a group of scientists from Copenhagen University decided to establish a research station in the central part of North East Greenland. Research results indicated that in particular the Arctic areas were being influenced by climatic changes even though the concern about global warming was still quite new. Status: Ongoing project Partners: Copenhagen University Website: www.zackenberg.dk Project background Since 1997 Aage V. Jensen Charity Foundation has financed the development of the research...

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Nanok

Posted by on Mar 6, 2006 in Greenland, Projects | Comments Off on Nanok

Nanok

When the last trappers left Greenland in the late 1950s, their more than 300 trappers’ huts soon began to dilapidate. Only a few of them were used and maintained by the Sirius patrol. Polar bears ransacked the huts every now and then and the Sirius patrol therefore began to build their own network of new, bear-proof cabins. In the summer of 1991 a private group of North East Greenland enthusiasts established the non-profit society Nanok in order to save the old huts. The idea was to repair a number of the huts so that they could both function as small “open-air museums” and be used by people working or travelling in North East Greenland.

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