Dear Greenland-Fans,

welcome to the website of the research project GROCE. GROCE stands for "Greenland Ice Sheet Ocean Interaction", and is a collaborative effort of several German universities and research institutions funded by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research. The project partners combine expertise from oceanography, glaciology, geodesy and many other disciplines to investigate key questions related to Greenlands melting glaciers and their interaction with the atmosphere and ocean. This website contains background information about the research topic, introduces the project and its partners, and gives you an impression of their work. Currently most content is only in German, but will be translated soon. Happy browsing!

More than a quarter of the currently observed average sea-level rise originates from the mass loss of Greenland's massive ice cap.

The aim of GROCE is to contribute to a better understanding of the interaction between the the melting Greenland ice sheet and the adjacent warming ocean, in order to improve our forecasting abilities of sea-level rise.

Curious about the people working in this project? Here we introduce our team.

Project funding


Prof. Dr. Torsten Kanzow

Bussestraße 24
27568 Bremerhaven


Project parters