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Copepod. Photo: Erik Selander
14 FEB

Climate change is impacting the ocean’s ability to fix carbon dioxide

Climate change is influencing the distribution of zooplankton in the sea, thereby affecting the contribution made by plankton to removing carbon dioxide from the atmosphere...

Climate change CO2 separation and CO2 storage Marine research Ecosystems
2018
Photo: Joachim Rode
04 DEC

Ice splinters marked the inauguration of new laboratories

On Wednesday, 28 November, HRH Crown Prince Frederik spearheaded the inauguration of two new laboratories.

Earth sciences Materials Environment and pollution Geology Polar research Construction materials Indoor climate
Photo: Mikal Schlosser
28 NOV

Crushed mining waste can replace cement

Mining waste can replace up to ten per cent of the cement used in concrete without compromising the strength of the materials.

Construction materials Building construction Climate change Environment and pollution Waste management
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
Strand i Nordsjælland. Foto Helle Sørensen
19 SEP

The sea around Denmark hit by marine heat waves

Up to eight degrees warmer waters than normal. This was how much the hot weather affected the sea during the summer, according to calculations from DTU Aqua.

Marine research Climate adaption Climate change Ecosystems
Photo: Pernille Erland Jensen
27 APR

Mining waste to be utilized in building materials

DTU is a partner in a new EU project aimed at recycling of mining waste in building materials.

Construction materials Waste management Raw materials and raw materials exploitation
Climate change is changing streetscapes throughout the world. Here in a Copenhagen suburb. Photo: Colourbox
09 JAN

Is it worth it?

Using a digital calculation tool, you can calculate the economic advantage of investing in climate change adaptation. The tool is now to be developed further in a new project...

Climate change Climate adaption Information technology
2016
Photo Erik Selander
24 OCT

Tyranni of the species

A series of recently published maps of the global distribution of small organisms in the world’s oceans turns its back on taxonomic identity and instead describes...

Marine research Ecosystems CO2 separation and CO2 storage
Photo Henrik Baktoft
05 OCT

Eels take longer than expected to reach the Sargasso Sea

A new study published this week in Science Advances challenges a century-long–held assumption that eels spawn in the spring following their escapement from European...

Marine research Fisheries and fish stocks Ecosystems
Photo: Sabina Askholm Larsen, DTU Byg
28 APR

Waste and waste water management in the Arctic requires locally adapted solutions

There is growing interest in technological solutions that can handle waste and waste water in the remote towns and villages in the Arctic. 

Polar research Health and diseases Waste management Waste water and water discharge
Researcher Mayank Jain places a sample—in the form of sand grains—for analysis in an apparatus which can measure the luminescence of the material. It will help determine the age of the material. Photo: Mikal Schlosser
31 MAR

Taking the temperature of the underground

Researchers have now invented a quick way of reading the prehistoric temperature of the underground.

Radioactivity Geology Climate change
2015
Photo: Sabina Askholm Larsen/DTU
16 NOV

Three New PhD Students Concentrate on Greenland

Arctic Technology Centre (ARTEK) at DTU Civil Engineering has employed three new PhD students. All three projects will concentrate on subjects that will benefit the Greenlandic...

Polar research Construction materials Indoor climate Climate change Fisheries and fish stocks Ice research Waste management Building design
Kristina Enders and Robin Lenz filtering seawater for microplastic, Sargasso Cruise 2014. Photo: Line Reeh.
27 OCT

New method finds even the tiniest plastics in the sea

Studies have estimated that each year between 4 and 12 million tonnes of plastics end up in the sea, and that the figure is expected to double over the next ten years...

Fish and shellfish Marine research Ecosystems
Photo: Line Reeh
23 OCT

Bear watch on the ice

What happens to life in the sea in the Arctic in the event of an oil spill? And will the actual clean-up operation have a negative impact on the marine environment? An...

Environment and pollution Ecosystems Marine research Ice research
18 MAY

New smart drone can protect against flooding

The prototype for a small unmanned craft with unique properties is currently being completed. Together with the company Sky-Watch, researchers from DTU Space and DTU Environment...

Earth sciences Climate change Mapping and surveying Environment and pollution
2014
Photo: Line Reeh
09 OCT

Roskilde Fjord welcomes new residents

There was a biting wind at the fjord as Dan Jørgensen, the Danish Minister for Food, Agriculture and Fisheries, fishcare consultant Mads Christoffersen and local...

Marine research Ecosystems Fisheries and fish stocks Fish and shellfish
Peter Steen Mikkelsen at his acceptance speech during the ICUD gala dinner 9th September 2014, in front of the JCUD chair Prof. David Butler, Exeter University, UK.
22 SEP

Peter Steen Mikkelsen winner of international award

Professor Peter Steen Mikkelsen, Department of Environmental Engineering at DTU (DTU Environment) has been awarded the IWA/IAHR Joint Committee on Urban Drainage (JCUD...

Climate change Water supply Waste water and water discharge
Photo: Colourbox
08 SEP

New centre for water-related research

A new centre will unite competencies, making DTU even stronger in the field of water-based research.

Environment and pollution Marine research
Photo: Line Reeh
16 APR

Danish Eel Expedition 2014: First phase successfully completed

The expedition has at times battled 12-metre Atlantic swells , making it impossible to get equipment in the water. However, expedition leader Peter Munk of DTU Aqua and...

Marine research Ecosystems Climate change Fish and shellfish Fisheries and fish stocks
Photo: Bo Lehm
11 APR

DTU’s shellfish and seaweed merger

The merger of the Danish Shellfish Centre in Limfjord and DTU Aqua unifies much of the country’s shellfish and seaweed expertise.

Marine research Ecosystems