Baffin Bay Study programme

Baffin Bay Study programme

In November 2010, the Greenland Government awarded seven exclusive licences for exploration and exploitation of oil and gas in the Greenland part of the Baffin Bay to a number of oil companies. In order to update the strategic environmental impact assessment (SEIA) of activities related tol oil and gas exploration in the area, an Eastern Baffin Bay Strategic Environmental Studies Plan 2011-2014 was developed by DCE. The study program included projects on intertidal flora and fauna, fish, sea-birds and marine mammals as well as development of toxicological methods for monitoring in the Arctic. The outcome of these studies is listed below (with links) and supplemented with links to the Strategic Environmental Impact Assesments developed for the Baffin Bay area and other parts of Greenland, as well as the Oil spill sensitivity atlases covering the west coast of Greenland.

Seismic noise 2012 / 2014 studies

Propagation of airgun pulses in Baffin Bay 2012. Wisniewska, D.M., Kyhn, L.A., Tougaard, J., Simon, M., Lin, Y.-T., Newhall, A., Beedholm, K., Lynch, J. & Madsen, P.T. 2014. Aarhus University, DCE – Danish Centre for Environment and Energy, 150 pp. Scientific Report from DCE – Danish Centre for Environment and Energy No. 109. Full report in PDF-format

Underwater noise from the drillship Stena Forth in Disko West, Baffin Bay, Greenland. Kyhn, L.A., Tougaard, J. & Sveegaard, S. 2011. National Environmental Research Institute, Aarhus University, Denmark. 30 pp. – NERI Technical Report No. 838. Summary |Sammenfatning | Eqikkaaneq | Full report in PDF-format (1,20 MB).

Monitoring abundance and hunting of narwhals in Melville Bay during seismic surveys in 2012. Heide-Jørgensen M. P., Hansen R. G., Fosette S., Nielsen N. H., Jensen M. V., Hegelund P., 2012,Greenland Institute of Natural Resources. Full report in PDF-format.

Abundance and distribution of narwhals in Melville Bay in 2014. Heide-Jørgensen M. P., Hansen R. G., Sinding M. H. S., 2013, Greenland Institute of Natural Resources. Full report in PDF-format

Environmental Study Program 2011-2015

Seabird baseline studies in Baffin Bay, 2008-2013. Colony-based fieldwork at Kippaku and Apparsuit, NW Greenland. Frederiksen, M., Falk, K., Huffeldt, N.P., Johansen, K., Labansen, A.L., Linnebjerg, J.F., Merkel, F., Mosbech, A. 2014. Aarhus University, DCE – Danish Centre for Environment and Energy, 58 pp. Scientific Report from DCE – Danish Centre for Environment and Energy No. 110. 
Summary | Sammenfatning | Eqikkaaneq | Full report in PDF-format

Seabird colonies in the Melville Bay, Northwest Greenland. Boertmann, D. & Huffeldt, N.P. 2013. Aarhus University, DCE – Danish Centre for Environment and Energy, 34 pp. Scientific Report from DCE – Danish Centre for Environment and Energy No. 45. Summary | Sammenfatning | EqikkaaneqFull report in PDF-format

Seabird colonies in the Melville Bay, Northwest Greenland II. Final survey in August 2013. Boertmann, D. 2013. Aarhus University, DCE – Danish Centre for Environment and Energy, 24 pp. Technical Report from DCE – Danish Centre for Environment and Energy No. 32. Summary | Sammenfatning | Hele rapporten i pdf-format

Distribution of the commercial fishery for Greenland halibut and Northern shrimp in Baffin Bay. Jørgensen O.A. and Hammeken Arboe N. 2013. 2013. Greenland Institute of Natural Resources. Full report in PDF-format

Distribution of small Greenland halibutin Baffin Bay. Jørgensen O.A. 2013. Technical Report no. 89. Greenland Institute of Natural Resources. Full report in PDF-format

Abundance of walruses in Eastern Baffin Bay and Davis Strait. Heide-Jørgensen M. P., Laidre, K., Fosette S., Rasmussen M., Nielsen N. H., Hansen R. G., NAMMCO vol. 9. 2014, Full report in PDF-format

Trends in bowhead whales in West Greenland: Aerial surveys vs. genetic capture-recapture analyses. Rekdal S. L., Hansen R. G., Borchers D., Bachmann L., Laidre K., Wiig Ø., Nielsen N. H., Fosette S., Tervo O., Heide-Jørgensen M. P., Marine Mammal Science 2014, Full report in PDF-format

 

Strategic environmental impact assessment reports:

Eastern Baffin Bay - A strategic environmental impact assessment of hydrocarbon activities. Boertmann, D. & Mosbech, A. (eds.) 2011. Aarhus University, DCE – Danish Centre for Environment and Energy, 270 pp. - Scientific Report from DCE – Danish Centre for Environment and Energy no. 9. Summary | Sammenfatning | EqikkaaneqFull report in PDF-format

Disko West. A strategic environmental impact assessment of hydrocarbon activities. Boertmann, D., Mosbech, A., Schiedek, D. & Dünweber, M. (Eds.) 2013. Aarhus University, DCE – Danish Centre for Environment and Energy, 306 pp. Scientific Report from DCE – Danish Centre for Environment and Energy No. 71. Summary | Sammenfatning | Full report in pdf-format

The Davis Strait. A preliminary strategic environmental impact assessment of hydrocarbon activities in the eastern Davis Strait. Merkel, F., Boertmann, D., Mosbech, A. & Ugarte, F. (eds). 2012. Aarhus University, DCE – Danish Centre for Environment and Energy, 280 pp. - Scientific Report from DCE – Danish Centre for Environment and Energy No. 15. Summary | Sammenfatning | EqikkaaneqFull report in PDF-format

Davis Strædet. En foreløbig, strategisk miljøvurdering af aktiviteter forbundet med olieefterforskning og –udvinding i den østlige del af Davis Stræde. Merkel, F., Boertmann, D., Mosbech, A. & Ugarte, F. (eds). 2012. Aarhus University, DCE – Danish Centre for Environment and Energy, 278 pp. - Scientific Report from DCE – Danish Centre for Environment and Energy No. 26.
Sammenfatning | Summary | EqikkaaneqFull report in PDF-format

South Greenland. A preliminary Strategic Environmental Impact Assessment of hydrocarbon activities in the Greenland sector of the Labrador Sea and the southeast Davis Strait. Frederiksen, M., Boertmann, D., Ugarte, F. & Mosbech, A. (eds) 2012. Aarhus University, DCE – Danish Centre for Environment and Energy, 220 pp. Scientific Report from DCE – Danish Centre for Environment and Energy No. 23. Summary | Hele rapporten (6,02 MB) | Appendix 1 | Appendix 2 | Appendix 3Appendix 4 i pdf-format

Sydgrønland. En foreløbig strategisk miljøvurdering af kulbrinteaktiviteter i den grønlandske sektor af Labradorhavet og den sydøstlige del af Davis Strædet. Frederiksen, M., Boertmann, D., Ugarte, F. & Mosbech, A. (eds) 2012. Aarhus Universitet, DCE – Nationalt Center for Miljø og Energi, 220 s. - Videnskabelig rapport fra DCE - Nationalt Center for Miljø og Energi nr. 29. Resume | Hele rapportenAppendix 1 | Appendix 2 | Appendix 3Appendix 4 in pdf-format

The western Greenland Sea, a strategic environmental impact assessment of hydrocarbon activities. Boertmann, D. & Mosbech, A. (eds.) 2012. Aarhus University, DCE – Danish Centre for Environment and Energy, 268 pp. - Scientific Report from DCE – Danish Centre for Environment and Energy no. 22.  Summary | Sammenfatning | Eqikkaaneq | Hele rapporten i pdf-format (21,24 MB) 

A preliminary strategic environmental impact assessment of mineral and hydrocarbon activities on the Nuussuaq peninsula, West Greenland. Boertmann, D., Asmund, G., Glahder, C. & Tamsdorf, M. 2008. - Technical Report from NERI no. 652, 66 pp.  Sammenfatning |Summary |Eqikkaaneq | Full Report in pdf-format (7.490 kB)

Jameson Land. A strategic environmental impact assessment of hydrocarbon and mining activities. Hansen, J., Asmund, G., Aastrup, P., Mosbech, A., Bay, C., Tamstorf, M. & Boertmann, D. 2012. Aarhus University, DCE – Danish Centre for Environment and Energy, 94 pp. Scientific Report from DCE – Danish Centre for Environment and Energy No. 41.  Summary | Sammenfatning | Eqikkaaneq | Hele rapporten i pdf-format (8,48 MB)

West Greenland aluminium smelter project

Aluminiumsmelter og vandkraft i det centrale Vestgrønland - Datagrundlag for natur og ressourceudnyttelse i forbindelse med udarbejdelse af en Strategisk Miljøvurdering (SMV).  Johansen, P., Aastrup, P., Boertmann, D., Glahder, C., Johansen, K., Nymand, J., Rasmussen, L.M. & Tamstorf, M. 2008. Danmarks Miljøundersøgelser, Aarhus Universitet. 110 sider. - Faglig rapport fra DMU nr.664.  Sammenfatning | Summary | Eqikkaaneq |Hele rapporten  i pdf-format ( 11,252 kB)

Environmental oil spill sensitivity atlasses:

Environmental Oil Spill Sensitivity Atlas for the Northern West Greenland (72°-75° N) Coastal Zone. Stjernholm, M., Boertmann, D., Mosbech, A., Nymand, J., Merkel, F., Myrup, M., Siegstad, H., Clausen, D. & Potter, S. 2011. National Environmental Research Institute, Aarhus University, Denmark. 210 pp. – NERI Technical Report No. 828. Summary | Sammenfatning | Eqikkaaneq | Full report in PDF-format (10,2 MB)

Environmental Oil Spill Sensitivity Atlas for the West Greenland (68°-72° N) Coastal Zone, 2nd revised edition. Clausen, D., Johansen, K.L., Mosbech, A., Boertmann, D. & Wegeberg, S. 2012. Aarhus University, DCE – Danish Centre for Environment and Energy, 498 pp. Scientific Report from DCE – Danish Centre for Environment and Energy Nr. 44.  Summary | Resume | Hele rapporten i pdf-format (38,44 MB)

Environmental Oil Spill Sensitivity Atlas for the South Greenland Coastal Zone (56°30' - 62° N). Mosbech, A., Boertmann, D., Olsen, B.Ø., Olsvig, S., von Platen, F., Buch, E., Hansen, K.Q., Rasch, M., Nielsen, N., Møller, H.S., Potter, S., Andreasen, C., Berglund, J. & Myrup, M., 2004. Summary | Full report in pdf format  

Environmental Oil Spill Sensitivity Atlas for the West Greenland Coastal Zone (62°- 68° N) Mosbech, A, Anthonsen, KL, Blyth, A, Boertmann, D, Buch, E, Cake, D, Grøndahl, L, Hansen, KQ, Kapel, H, Nielsen, S,  Nielsen, N, Von Platen, F, Potter, S, & Rasch, M. The Danish Energy Agency, Ministry of Environment and Energy, 2000. Part 1 and Part 2