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2018
Illustration: NASA/Science
16 NOV

DTU contributes to mapping of unique meteorite crater in Greenland

An international team of researchers has discovered a giant meteorite crater—with a diameter of 31 km—buried deep under the inland ice in Greenland.

Geology Polar research Climate change
The researchers—here PhD Kirstine Toxværd—reproduced the life cycle and living conditions of the copepods in an ice cold laboratory. Photo Line Reeh.
12 OCT

Oil spills could harm the Arctic more than expected

Plankton—the foundation of the food chains in the Arctic Ocean—are affected by concentrations of oil pollution much lower than previously assumed.

Marine research Polar research Ecosystems
Foto: Henriette Skourup, DTU
22 JUN

New spearhead for DTU's Arctic activities

DTU has recruited a new head of centre to work with coordination and dissemination of the University's Arctic activities within research, education, innovation and research...

Polar research
Antarctica mapped by satellite images. The bedrock below West Antarctica is rising surprisingly fast new research published in Science shows. (Image: USGS, NASA, National Science Foundation, British Antarctic Survey).
21 JUN

The bedrock below West Antarctica is rising surprisingly fast

An international study published in Science and lead by DTU Space finds that the bedrock below the West Antarctic Ice Sheet is rising surprisingly fast which reveals an...

Climate change Polar research Earth observation
Photo: Tove Lading
02 MAR

DTU wants to know more about building in extreme climates

DTU Civil Engineering has received funding of DKK 12.2 million to study and evaluate housing construction in Greenland.

Polar research Building design
2017
Photo: Astrid Degerbøl
13 OCT

He knows how fast the ice is melting

Abbas Khan has worked at DTU Space for ten years. In his capacity as associate professor, he has provided the world with crucial new knowledge about the fast-melting ice...

Earth sciences Climate change Ice research Polar research
Photo: Sabina Askholm Larsen, DTU Civil Engineering
15 AUG

DTU expands Arctic educational activities

Artic Technology Centre (ARTEK) moves to new and larger premises in Sisimiut. The relocation makes it possible to offer even better study programmes for the benefit of...

Polar research
Photo: Thomar
21 FEB

Red algae form coral-like reefs in Greenland

Sometimes, red algae grow in coral-like formations. A PhD student is the first to identify 21 of these reefs off the coast of Greenland.

Marine research Polar research Mapping and surveying
2016
Photo: Uni Bul
09 DEC

Flying expeditions supplements satellite images

Measurements taken from aircraft ensure improved monitoring of the changes in inland and sea ice. However, this method will soon be supplemented by the use of large drones...

Polar research Ice research Satelittes