ICOS photo campaign visits Zackenberg, northeast Greenland

In August 2017, nature photographer Konsta Punkka visited the Zackenberg Research Station, to promote the European research infrastructure ICOS (Integrated Carbon Observation System).

2017.09.25 | Anne Kirstine Mehlsen

The purpose of ICOS is to provide harmonized and high precision scientific data on the carbon cycle and greenhouse gas budgets. ICOS is a network of standardized and integrated national atmospheric, ecosystem and marine stations, and consists of more than 100 stations in 12 countries. Denmark joined ICOS in 2016, contributing with three ecosystem stations and one atmospheric station, plus seven associated ecosystem stations, both in Denmark and Greenland. ICOS Denmark is a consortium consisting of Aarhus University, Technical University of Denmark, University of Copenhagen and Roskilde University.

As of this year, ICOS has launched the #ICOScapes campaign, in order to raise awareness of climate change. The campaign will visit one greenhouse gas measuring station in every member country, and in August 2017, the turn had come to Denmark and Zackenberg. Konsta Punkka visited Zackenberg Research Station 15-22 August, and was introduced to the research and monitoring activities by Dr. Magnus Lund, PI for the ICOS ecosystem station in Zackenberg, and Dr. Marcin Jackowicz-Korczyński, both at Department of Bioscience, Aarhus University.

For more information and background: https://www.icos-ri.eu/icoscapes/zackenberg-fen

#ICOScapes Zackenberg Fen video: https://youtu.be/IMntkbqB3Tg

ICOS Denmark website: http://www.icos-denmark.dk/

Department of Bioscience, Public / media, Staff