Welcome to Greenland Science Week 2019!

Greenland Science Week is the first event of its kind in Greenland and includes a series of events conveying the newest research about Greenland and the Arctic. Greenland Science Week is launched in Nuuk November 30 and ends December 5. The week includes numerous single events, the Polar Research Day conference, and an entire Outreach Day targeting the public at all ages.

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Greenland Science Week is arranged by: Ilisimatusarfik, Greenland Perspective, Sermersooq Municipality, and Aalborg University.

Greenland Science Week is sponsored by: Ilisimatusarfik, Greenland Research Council, Sermersooq Municipality,

See you at Greenland Science Week 2019!

 Public Outreach Day Program







10:00-10:10 am

Where did the European Ancestors of the Greenlanders come from?

Ryan Waples

Copenhagen University

10:10 - 10:20 am

Science at the GEO Summit Observatory in Central Greenland

Jack Dibb and Zoe Courville

University of New Hampshire

10:25 - 10:35 am

Current ‘Health’ Status of the Ikaite Columns in Ikka Fjord, SW Greenland

Gabrielle Stockmann

Institute of Earth Sciences - University of Iceland

10:35 - 10:45 am

Past and Present Status of the French Polar Research in Greenland

Olivier Gilg

Université de Franche-Comté
and Arctic Ecology Research Group (GREA)

10:45 - 10:55 am

Understanding the Influence of Intra-basinal Highs as Sediment Provenance Area in the Paleocene-Eocene on the Mid-west Greenland Continental Margin

Thomas Varming

NUNAOIL A/S – The national oil company of Greenland

11:00 - 11:10 am

Geological Data and Seabed Habitat Mapping as Background for Management of the Greenlandic Shelf

Jørn Bo Jensen

GEUS – Geological Survey of Denmark and Greenland

11:10 - 11:20 am

Energy, Environment and Empowerment in Avanersuaq: Stakeholder-Driven Science and Engineering

Mary R. Alberg

Thayer School of Engineering - Dartmouth

11:25 - 11:35 am

Data Management and Delivery

Esben Møller Nielsen

Department of Geology, Ministry of Mineral Resources and Labour

11:35 - 11:45 am

Mapping Greenland from Above

Kurt Møller Pedersen

Ilisimatusarfik og AU

11:45 - 11:55 am

When Nobody is Watching – The Effects of Fishery Observers in Reducing Discards in Arctic Fisheries

Hunter T. Snyder

PhD Candidate: Graduate Program in Ecology, Evolution, Ecosystems, and Society (EEES)

12:00 - 1:00 pm




1:00 - 2:00 pm

Greenlandic and Japanese collaboration for sustainable future of coastal environment and society in Qaanaaq

1. “Japanese research activity in Qaanaaq”
(Shin Sugiyama) (20 min)

2. “Research activity with Japanese and visit to Japan” (Toku Oshima) (12 min)

3."Involvement of local residents in science" (Lene Kielsen Holm) (12 min)

4. Discussion with the audience (15 min)

Shin Sugiyama,

Shintaro Yamasaki,

Naoya Kann,

Ken Kondo,

Izumi Asaji,

Lene Kielsen Holm

Hokkaido University, Japan;

Qaanaaq, Greenland; Greenland Climate Research Centre,

Greenland Institute of Natural Resources, Nuuk

2:00 - 2:10 pm

Employees Between Managers and Colleagues: What Do We Know about them?

Søren Voxted

University of Southern Denmark

2:10 - 2:20 pm

From the Middle Kingdom to the Heart of Arctic: A Case Study of Chinese Workers in Maniitsoq Fish Factory

Fang Fang

Ilisimatusarfik - University of Greenland

2:25 - 2:35 pm

Kelp in Greenland: Distribution, Biomass, Cultivation and Business Potential

Ole Geertz-Hansen

The Ministry of Fisheries, Hunting and Agriculture and

The Ministry of Industry, Energy and Research, Government of Greenland;

Royal Greenland;

Ilisimatusarfik -University of Greenland

2:35 - 3:00 pm




3:00 - 3:10 pm

Seaweed Cultivation in Maniitsoq, Greenland

Nikoline Ziemer

The Ministry of Fisheries, Hunting and Agriculture and

The Ministry of Industry, Energy and Research, Government of Greenland;

Royal Greenland;

Ilisimatusarfik -University of Greenland

3:10 - 3:30 pm

Piniariarneq: Hunting in East Greenland Mapped by Hunters

Janne Flora

Aarhus University

3:35 - 3:45 pm

How Does Climate Change Affect the North Water – Pikialasorsuaq? Lessons from the Past

Sofia Ribeiro

GEUS – Geological Survey of Denmark and Greenland

3:45 - 3:55 pm

The Visual as Art or Knowledge?

Jette Rygaard

Ilisimatusarfik - University of Greenland

4:00 - 4:10 pm

Joint Science Education Project (JSEP): Building Connections and Inspiring the Next Generation of Polar Scientists

Kasper Busk,

Lauren Culler;

Lars Demant Poort;

Rikke Jørgensen;

Mitdlârak Lennert;

Erica Wallstrom

Government of Greenland;

Dartmouth College, USA;

University of Greenland, Dartmouth College;

Rutland City Public Schools, USA

4:10 - 4:20 pm

Using Podcasts to Connect New Audiences with Greenland’s Personal Geoscience Histories

Julie Hollis

Government of Greenland

4:35 – 4:45 pm

Distance Teaching in the School in Greenland

Anders Øgaard

Ilisimatusarfik - University of Greenland

4:45 – 4:55 pm 

“The Teachers do not Think about How Much we Learn” - A Student Perspective on Primary Schooling

Louise Pindstrup Andersen,

Lars Oksen Demant-Poort

Ilisimatusarfik - University of Greenland

5:00 – 5:00 pm 

Looking at Greenland through the Geologist’s hand lens – Popular Geoscience Publications for you

Anette Juul-Nielsen

Ministry of Mineral Resources and Labour, Government of Greenland

5:10 – 5:20 pm


Christine Ingemann,

Christina Viskum Lytken Larsen,

Charlotte Brandstrup Hansen,

Marit Eika Jørgensen,

Ingelise Olesen,

Ivalu Katajavaara Sørensen,

Anders Koch, Vibeke Backer,

Peter Bjerregaard

Ilisimatusarfik - University of Greenland,

Paarisa, The Ministry of Health,

SDU Center for Folkesundhed

5:25 – 5:35 pm 

A new geological map of the Maniitsoq region – promoting investment in Greenland

Julie Hollis

Government of Greenland

5:35-5:45 pm

VR Greenland

Hans-Henrik Grabe

Ilisimatusarfik - University of Greenland,







10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Forskningsstuderende formilder deres projekter og erfaringer med forskning

1. Dyr og mennesker i berøring med hinanden Velkomst


Panel: Hvordan kan mennesker og dyr leve sammen i menneskenes land, Kalaallit Nunaat?

Spørgsmål fra salen

2. Hverdagens samfundsproblematikker



Panel:Hvordan kan forskerviden forbedre samfundet ?

Spørgsmål fra salen

Christine Ingemann;

Signe Ravn-Højgaard;

Aili Lage Labansen;

Naja Dyrendom Graugaard;

Manumina Lund Jensen;

Majken Djurhuus Poulsen;

Verena Gisela Huppert;

Bonnie Jensen;

Mariekathrine Poppel;

Anna Maria Andersson;

Ilisimatusarfik – University of Greenland

1:00-2:00 pm


•GEM introduktion






Katrine Raundrup;

Elmer Topp-Jørgensen;

Mie S. Winding

GEM - Greenland Ecosystem Monitoring;

Greenland Institute of Natural Resources;

Aarhus University;

The GEM Secretariat

2:05-2:35 pm

Reforming Glaciers

Neil Humphrey

University of Wyoming

2:35 – 2:45 pm

Qimmeq Health – from research to action in communities

Rikke Langebæk;

Emilie Ulrikka Andersen-Ranberg

University of Copenhagen

2:45 – 2:55 pm

Qimmeq Health - Cold case reopened: finding clues to recurrent mass mortalities in Greenland sled dogs

Rikke Langebæk;

Emilie Ulrikka Andersen-Ranberg

University of Copenhagen

3:00 – 4:00 pm

Qimmeq – The Greenland Sled Dog

Morten Meldgaard,

Manumina Lund Jensen,

Navarana Lennart,

Ulunnguaq Markussen,

Anders Johannes Hansen,

Tatiana Feuerborn,

Julian Espanyol,

Alba Ray de la Eglisia,

Frederik Seersholm

Ilisimatusarfik and more.

16:00 – 19:00  Science Cinema

Videos in loop

Facts about Greenland

Piniartoq (The Hunter)

Angalatooq (The Traveler)

Ingerlatitseqqiineq (Passing It On)

Eriagisagut (What We Cherish in Our Culture)

Sukkaniunneq (The Race)

Río Sagrado (Sacred River)

Weather observations in Greenland by Asiaq (Vejrobservationer i Grønland af Asiaq)

Smeltevandets betydning for livet i vores fjorde (Animation)

Project Creates Documentary

Project Creates 1: Sooruna? (Hvorfor?)

Project Creates 2: Natihthun Gwintl'oo Choo (A Whole Lot of Love)

Project Creates 3: Gáidat / Máhccat (Away /Return)

Piniariarneq (Hunting Trip)

Greenlandic Perspectives on Climate Change (Film 1)

Greenlandic Perspectives on Climate Change (Film 2)

Re-forming Glaciers

Kalaallit Nunaat allisitsiummit (Grønland under lup)

An Indigenous perspective

Mapping The Coastal Zone of North East Greenland

Greenland Climate Research Centre

The Importance of Glaciers for our Fjords

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