Cooperation with Greenland Institute of Natural Resources


DTU Aqua has signed a cooperation agreement with the Greenland Institute of Natural Resources (GN). DTU Aqua support GN within; fisheries biology, stock assessment, survey planning, evaluation, training and support of young researchers primarily the following species: mackerel, herring and blue whiting.

DTU Aqua employees has also been engaged in the formulation of scientific advice on a number of Greenlandic fish stocks to the Government of Greenland through the Northwest Atlantic Fisheries Organization (NAFO), the International Council for the Exploration of the Sea (ICES) and the North East Atlantic Fisheries Commission (NEAFC). Furthermore, DTU Aqua employees participated, as delegate experts at a number of the bilateral fisheries meetings and "Coastal State" meetings.

Cooperation has also led a number of joint projects: "CLIMA": Changes in fish distribution and species composition as a result of climatic changes in the East Greenland Ecosystem: implications for fisheries and management - 2015-2018. This has been followed up by proposal for similar projects in Norwegian Sea / Fram Strait, where DTU Aqua and GN has a significant role. There is also planned a number of future joint projects include a multi-disciplinary survey of the waters in Northeast Greenland, mapping of seabed habitats in Disko Bay, modeling of capelin larvae distribution in East Greenland, migration of halibut in the Davis Strait and the development of sustainable management of local fish stocks.


Karen Edelvang
Head of section
DTU Aqua
+45 35 88 34 06