On 1 September 2010 the Greenland Climate Research Centre in Nuuk was soliciting applications for funding of research projects relating to Greenland and concerned with expected impacts of climate change on Arctic marine, limnic, and terrestrial environments, and on Greenlandic society – including adaptation and prevention strategies. An amount of DKK 10.6 M was made available for the period 1 May 2011 – 31 October 2012.
At deadline 15 October the centre had received in all 19 applications totalling DKK 15.9 M. These applications have been assesssed and finally prioritized by a jury, which decided to grant financial support to in all 12 projects, including nine already excisting projects (project no 6501-6509), which now receives additional funding and can continue their research.
Furthermore three quite new climate research projects have been granted financial support. These are titled:
- Climate change and the role of baleen whales as apex predators in West Greenland
- The optical properties of Greenlandic coastal waters: modelling light penetration in a changing climate
- Development of Drifting Buoys for Measuring Upper Ocean Properties in Heavily Ice Covered Fjords