Dear Greenland-Fans,

welcome to the website of the research project GROCE!

GROCE stands for "Greenland Ice Sheet Ocean Interaction". Our community of oceanographers, glaciologists, geodesists, atmospheric physicists, and scientists from other disciplines has set itself the goal of answering urgent research questions about Greenland's melting glaciers and their interaction with the ocean.

This website contains background information about the research topic, introduces our projects, and gives some insights into our field work and modelling efforts. 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.

GROCE encompasses a large number of different research disciplines. Find here the details about the 11 subprojects.

Here you can find a blog about the expedition of the German vessel Polarstern to the front of the 79 °N Glacier in September 2017.

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

A collection of all publications resulting from the work within GROCE.

GROCE is a multidisciplinary collaboration between many German institutes and universities. Please find here a poster providing an overview over our project partners and research goals from the first project phase.

Project funding


Prof. Dr. Torsten Kanzow

Alfred Wegener Institute 
Klußmannstraße. 3d 
27570 Bremerhaven


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