Within GROCE, scientists from various scientific disciplines come together to create a better understanding of the Greenlandic climate system. To better understand the interactions between the Greenland ice sheet, the glaciers, the atmosphere and the surrounding ocean, we use a variety of modern measurement methods, satellite data and model simulations.
For this purpose, GROCE is divided into 11 subprojects, which are located at various German universities and research centers. Each project pursues (based on the expertise of the working group) specific questions relating to GROCE. Since our questions are all closely interwoven, we exchange a lot between the subprojects and work closely together to achieve our overarching research goals together.
Our work is financed by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) - we are very grateful for that! After our first successful project phase, which ran from May 2017 to April 2020, we are happy to be able to continue our work in a second project phase (until 2023) - and thus to explore the interaction of the ice sheet-glacier-ocean in even more detail!
Prof. Dr. Torsten Kanzow
Alfred Wegener Institute