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Varvara Zania, Associate Professor DTU Civil Engineering examins high plasticity clays. Photo: Mikal Schlosser.
05 MAR

Knowledge of high-plasticity clays may prolong design life of structures

Researchers at DTU Civil Engineering are testing high-plasticity clays from the seabed under the Fehmarn Belt and exploring new methods for treating them.

Construction and mechanics Earth sciences Geology
20 FEB

Cars to report on road condition

Leveraging modern car technology to continuously collect road data may help produce real-time digital images of road maintenance needs.

Mapping and surveying Data analysis Sensors Mathematical modelling Mobility
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
22 JAN

Greenland ice melt accelerating dramatically

New study shows that the melt process reacts surprisingly quickly to changes in the atmosphere and the waters around Greenland.

Climate change Ice research Earth observation
10 JAN

DTU Space to develop virtual space tour for youngsters

With EUR 282,000 of funding from the Novo Nordisk Foundation , DTU Space is to head the development of a virtual learning environment for schools and youth education...

Space research Earth sciences
02 JAN

New ESA Business Incubation Centre to be anchored at DTU

An ambitious nesting ground for the space industry will provide help, advice, and financial support for Danish growth companies and entrepreneurs.

Earth sciences Information technology Space research Transport and logistics
2018
12 DEC

Measuring the world’s forests from space

NASA has now initiated a new space mission to measure Earth’s forests and other biomass with razor-sharp precision through the help of DTU Space.

Earth observation Space technology and instruments Climate change
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
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
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
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
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
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
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...

Climate change Polar research Earth observation
13 JUN

Baltic Sea a model for the consequences of climate change

The Baltic Sea is one of the world’s most affected and most intensely studied marine areas and can therefore be used as an example of what’s in store elsewhere in the world...

Climate change Marine research
13 JUN

Antarctica has suffered massive loss of ice since 1992

New research show that accelerating ice loss from Antarctica have increased sea levels by 7.6 mm since 1992. DTU Space has contributed to the study mapping 25 years of...

Ice research Climate change Earth observation
18 MAY

DTU on high-precision climate mission in space

DTU is playing a major role in the Gravity Recovery and Climate Experiment Follow-On (GRACE-FO) climate mission which NASA is scheduled to send into space from California...

Climate change Earth observation Space technology and instruments
14 MAY

Climate research boosted with a new European super satellite

Researchers at DTU are conducting comprehensive climate, environmental, and marine research using data from ESA’s Sentinel satellites. With a new launch, a large part of...

Marine research Ice research Mapping and surveying Satelittes Space research
03 MAY

The contribution of oceans to the Earth's magnetic field

Researchers from DTU reveal new surprising details about the contribution of the oceans to the Earth’s magnetic field.

Earth's magnetic field Space research Satelittes
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
10 APR

The Dragon module carrying ASIM has arrived at the ISS

The Dragon spacecraft with the Danish ASIM project on board has reached the International Space Station. Andreas Mogensen helps guide the spacecraft from the NASA control...

Space research Space technology and instruments Climate change
02 APR

ASIM launched successfully from Cape Canaveral

The ASIM-observatory has been launched for the International Space Station, ISS, 2 April 2018. ASIM will observe gigantic lightning and Gamma-ray flashes powered by thunderstorms...

Climate change Space research Space technology and instruments
27 MAR

Thunderstorms in space holds climate information

From it's position at ISS 400 km above the Earth ASIM will look into phenomena in the atmosphere powered by thunderstorms.

Space research Space technology and instruments Climate change
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
15 JAN

DTU part of six significant space missions this year

At regular intervals in 2018, a mission to which DTU contributes will launch into space.

Space research Climate change Satelittes
09 JAN

Action must be taken now

The world’s countries must do more to limit global warming. The UN’s Emissions Gap Report 2017 calls for higher ambitions for reducing emissions of greenhouse gases.

Climate change
09 JAN

Emissions Gap Report – the climate report that we are all waiting for

When the world’s nations meet for the annual climate summits—the so-called Conferences of the Parties (COPS)—an important report will form part of the discussions: Emissions...

Climate change
09 JAN

Europe monitors greenhouse gases

With more than 100 measuring stations in 12 EU member countries, a network of European researchers collect data on three primary greenhouse gases.

Climate change
09 JAN

How is the sea affected by climate change?

Sea animals and plants absorb massive quantities of CO 2 from the atmosphere and thus serve as a buffer against global warming. But will this change in line with the oceans...

Marine research Climate change
09 JAN

How to achieve more accurate climate projections

Advanced statistics offer an untapped potential in climate research. Such statistics can help climate scientists provide better and more reliable predictions of the climate...

Climate change Statistics
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
2017
21 DEC

Unique climate mission to end as an impressive shooting star

DTU Space has made a big scientific contribution to NASA’s climate research mission GRACE, which is now ending after 15 years.

Space research Satelittes Climate change Ice research
20 DEC

New study connect exploding stars, clouds and Earth climate

New research from DTU Space provides better understanding of how cosmic rays can influence Earth´s cloud cover and climate.

Cosmic radiation The Solar system Climate change
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...

Earth sciences Climate change Ice research Polar research
09 OCT

Drone offers new possibilities for climate proofing of watercourses

In future, watercourse measurements will be carried out by drones. Drones will give more precise information for monitoring watercourses and thus better climate proofing...

Earth sciences Mapping and surveying
02 OCT

Climate scientists and statistics—for improvement

The volumes of climate data have exploded, but this does not necessarily provide us with an insight into the climate of the future. If climate scientists used statistics...

Climate change Systems analysis
28 SEP

Researchers acquire common data storage methodology

The Danish Hydrocarbon Research and Technology Centre is participating in a pilot project to store and share research data using electronic lab notebooks.

Information technology Energy Fossil fuels Energy production Geology Mapping and surveying Raw materials and raw materials exploitation Chemistry
21 AUG

Drone technology benefits society

According to the Danish Drone Strategy, the Danish Government wants to promote the use of drones in the public sector. And now a string of DTU projects have become airborne...

Antennas Robot technology and automation Mapping and surveying Fish and shellfish
18 AUG

DTU instrument rewrites the history of mankind

Dating of Homo Sapiens findings in Morocco has been carried out by performing measurements using a luminescence instrument developed by DTU.

Earth sciences Geology Sensors Optics Physics
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
12 JUN

DTU concludes international ice-mapping in the Arctic

In spring 2017, an international team led by DTU Space has mapped the ice above the sea and land from Canada over Greenland to Svalbard to gain as detailed a picture as...

Ice research Climate change Mapping and surveying
03 APR

DTU assesses research-related tasks for ESA

DTU Space has been chosen to head the work of selecting new projects for the European Space Agency, ESA , which are to ensure that the large volumes of data from the...

Earth's magnetic field Earth sciences Space research
16 MAR

New platform for smart city solutions

The Smart City Hub platform aims to bring together students, companies, researchers and public authorities with an interest in smart city solutions

IT systems Data analysis Mapping and surveying
14 MAR

DTU to deliver drone system for Arctic measurements

Newly developed drone technology from DTU Space is to ensure more efficient climate change monitoring in the Arctic. The equipment will now be handed over to the Villum...

Ice research Climate change Mapping and surveying
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
19 DEC

New drone to ensure safer demining

Researchers at DTU intend to develop a drone with magnetometers capable of mapping mines in former war zones, which will make demining more efficient and less dangerous...

Mapping and surveying Earth sciences Raw materials and raw materials exploitation
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
Surfaces of the liquid metal region surrounded by magnetic field lines represent consequent moments of the modeled geomagnetic reversal. The big sphere is the close up of the surface of the liquid core in the first snapshot. (Image: J. Favre, A. Sheyko).
10 NOV

Earth’s magnetic field under the ‘simulation magnifying glass’

Earth’s magnetic field has reversed direction hundreds of times in the course of our planet’s history. But the cause of those reversals remains unclear. 4 million CPU...

Earth's magnetic field
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 nature...

Marine research Ecosystems CO2 separation and CO2 storage
17 OCT

Singapore wants to emulate Danish smart cities

A delegation of researchers, public authority representatives, and business representatives from the Building and Construction Authorities (BCA) in Singapore visited...

Energy efficiency Energy production Energy systems Mapping and surveying
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 shores...

Marine research Fisheries and fish stocks Ecosystems
Zachariae Isbræ Northeast Greenland. Photo: Anders A Bjørk
21 SEP

The Greenland ice sheet has raised sea levels by over 4 metres

A new study in Science Advances has shown that the melting ice sheet is responsible for a much bigger rise in global sea levels than previously assumed.

Ice research Geology Climate change Mapping and surveying Polar research Earth observation
08 SEP

DTU closes gap in Earth magnetic field monitoring

In the midst of the Greenland ice sheet a new geomagnetic ground station from DTU Space is now collecting data on the Earth’s magnetic field. The isolated station is covering...

Earth's magnetic field Polar research
31 AUG

Satellites and drones can help people living in the Arctic

A new report just released by DTU presents for the first time an overall picture of the opportunities Denmark has to establish space infrastructure comprising satellites...

Satelittes Polar research Mapping and surveying
05 JUL

The goal is a person on Mars

While space scientists all over the world are eagerly exploring the solar system, their budgets are under pressure. The solution is closer international cooperation, says...

Space research Climate change Polar research
15 JUN

Surprising new business opportunities for Greenland

The first scientific mapping of the arrival of the economically important mackerel in Greenland indicates it is there to stay

Fisheries and fish stocks Marine research Climate change
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
08 APR

New issue of Technologist out now

The feature story in the new issue of DTU’s international magazine, Technologist, is about how we will be moving around in our big cities in the future.

Transport behaviour Transport economy Mobility Entrepreneurship Innovation and product development Medical equipment and systems Computer calculations Mapping and surveying Biological systems
07 APR

The Strait of Gibraltar proves no obstacle for eels

It is a myth that eels from the Mediterranean cannot swim out through the Strait of Gibraltar and contribute to European eel stocks, recent tagging experiments show...

Fish and shellfish Fisheries and fish stocks Food production Marine research
18 MAR

The apparatus geologists love

DTU Nutech has for more than three decades developed, designed and sold an apparatus, which is especially popular among geologists worldwide for the dating of sediments...

Geology Climate change
09 MAR

Twilight Zone can feed the world

There is huge untapped resources of protein in the deep sea, but any potential exploitation should be done with caution, warns research.

Fisheries and fish stocks Food production Food, fish and agriculture Marine research
29 JAN

On a voyage for research

Although employed by DTU, Thomas Diget Tarby rarely sets foot on any of the campuses— because as first officer on the marine research vessel Dana , he spends around...

Marine research Fisheries and fish stocks Fish and shellfish
22 JAN

Four young DTU researchers are granted millions for research

Four young DTU researchers receive a total of DKK 23.1 million from the VILLUM FONDEN’s Young Investigator Programme on Friday, 22 January.

Physics Micro and nanotechnology Food technology Catalysis Marine research Sensors
2015
Photo: private
22 DEC

Time to map the uncharted Antarctica

Two researchers from DTU Space are to collect data about Antarctica to reveal the uncharted landscape beneath the ice, and to help ensure accurate satellite trajectories...

Earth sciences Earth's magnetic field Geology Mapping and surveying
Kangiata Nunata Sermia in Southwest Greenland The image shows different lines that marks the extent of the ice at different points in  time. The upper trimline (transition) between the ligther and darker valley sides marks the extent of the glacier during the Little Ice Age, while the lower lines shows the extent at later points in time. The height of the trimline is derived from aerial imagery, and this information is used to calculate the mass loss of the Greenland Ice Sheet during the twentieth century. Credit: Nicolaj Krog Larsen, Aarhus Universitet
17 DEC

Dramatic reduction of the Greenland Ice Sheet in the 20th century

For the very first time, climate researchers from the Centre for GeoGenetics at the Natural History Museum of Denmark , together with, among others, DTU Space publish...

Ice research Climate change Mapping and surveying Polar research Satelittes Earth observation
11 DEC

Beetle to prevent blockages in oil

A protein from a tiny long-horned beetle may prove to be a safe, eco-friendly alternative to the chemicals currently used to minimize the risk associated with transporting...

Biotechnology and biochemistry Enzymes and proteins Raw materials and raw materials exploitation
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
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
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
23 SEP

Size Matters

Why do whales use echolocation when bacteria do not? Because body size determines available sensing modes, argue researchers from Centre for Ocean Life

Physics Marine research Fish and shellfish
15 SEP

Expedition to study impact of inflow on life in the Baltic Sea

A two week research cruise led by DTU Aqua is to investigate if new areas have become available for successful spawning of cod after a recent inflow of water from the...

Fisheries and fish stocks Fish and shellfish Marine research Climate change
08 SEP

Copepod migrations are important for the ocean’s uptake of CO2

Zooplankton no bigger than grains of rice play a much larger role in the transport and storage of  CO 2 in the ocean than previously thought

Marine research Climate change
20 JUL

First 20 staff employed at oil centre

With the appointment of 20 new employees, the Danish Hydrocarbon Research and Technology Centre has made a start on its first major research programme in association with...

Raw materials and raw materials exploitation
11 MAY

Greenland Article the most read among IOP journals

A couple of weeks after publication of his article "Greenland ice sheet mass balance: a review" DTU Space researcher Abbas Khan, and his internation colleagues, had the...

Earth observation Climate change
29 JAN

Cod and herring migrate into Northeast Passage

In future, an ice-free Northeast Passage will allow, among other things, cod, herring and blue whiting from the Atlantic to migrate into the Pacific—while other species...

Food, fish and agriculture Marine research Climate change
2014
17 DEC

Two ERC grants goes to DTU

DTU researchers receive two out of 11 Danish ERC Starting Grants. The grants will be used for research in multidrug resistance and an improved method for the dating of...

Biological systems Geology Bacteria and microorganisms
06 NOV

Healthy food may alleviate stress among farmed fish

A new DTU survey suggests that adding unsaturated fatty acids to their feed may make farmed zander hardier and better able to cope with stress.

Marine research Aquaculture Fish and shellfish
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 anglers...

Marine research Ecosystems Fisheries and fish stocks Fish and shellfish
30 SEP

Healthy fish is good business

It is possible to prevent illnesses in fish farming without using antimicrobial agents. A new research project and a partnership between industry and universities has demonstrated...

Marine research
24 SEP

NASA honours researchers behind film from space

Star cameras developed by researchers at DTU Space have ensured unique footage of Earth and the Moon seen from space. Now NASA has honoured the researchers behind the...

Space research Satelittes Space technology and instruments Earth's magnetic field
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
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
08 SEP

The oceans are overflowing with plastic

Plastic waste in the world’s oceans is an environmental problem that is gaining increasing global attention. At DTU, researchers are investigating the problem.

Marine research Aquaculture Fish and shellfish
01 SEP

New DNA study unravels the settlement history of the New World Arctic

Who can call themselves the indigenous people of the Arctic? A new DNA study of current and former inhabitants of Greenland, Arctic Canada, Alaska, the Aleutian Islands...

Polar research
Photo: Martin Dam Kristensen
18 JUN

Festive welcome to Danish Shellfish Centre

Danish Shellfish Centre has become part of DTU, which was celebrated with a large inauguration ceremony at the centre's address in Nykøbing Mors.

Marine research
13 JUN

Dana returns with new eel data

DTU’s marine research vessel Dana has been investigating an area of sea several times the size of Denmark.

Marine research
12 JUN

Overwhelming interest for online-course ”Organic Solar Cells – Theory and Practice...

With 19.000 registered online students, the interest for the course "Organic Solar Cells - Theory and Practice" under DTU Energy Conversion has been overwhelming.

Energy Climate change Solar energy
23 MAY

Experience climate change as it happens

The Arctic is the area on the planet where global warming is having the most pronounced effect. Against this background, researchers from the Danish Meteorological Institute...

Space research Polar research
Foto: Søren Svendsen
20 MAY

DTU wins European Championship in green driving

DTU Roadrunners took first place in the Shell Eco Marathon on Sunday afternoon with their bioethanol-powered car called Dynamo, covering an impressive 599 km on the equivalent...

Construction and mechanics Combustion engines Engineering Electrotechnology Electronics Energy Energy efficiency Fossil fuels Energy production Climate change
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
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
08 APR

Eel hunt in the Sargasso Sea

In March and April, DTU’s marine research vessel, Dana, is in the Sargasso Sea to determine whether changes in the marine environment are the cause of the drastic decline...

Marine research Ecosystems
17 MAR

Northernmost section of the inland ice now melting

Rising temperatures in the Arctic are now affecting even the northernmost reaches of the inland ice. This is one of the findings revealed by new measurements of the North...

Space research Polar research Climate change
11 MAR

Open source fisheries management

A statistical model originally developed to allow fishermen to study the work done by researchers, has now become one of the most highly acclaimed tools for estimating...

Marine research
03 MAR

Danish eel expedition sets sail for the Sargasso Sea

On Friday, 28 February 2014, the biggest marine research vessel in Denmark—Dana—set sail from Hirtshals in North Jutland, bound for the Saragasso Sea off the coast of Florida...

Marine research
Mary Ritter, CEO of Climate-KIC, attended the official opening of the new climate innovation centre. Captions: Thorkild Christensen
10 FEB

New Nordic climate innovation centre opens it doors

More than 150 key decision-makers, corporate managers and representatives from both Danish and international research communities were present on Friday, 7 February, when...

Climate change
07 FEB

Climate innovation centre launch at DTU

Today a new Nordic centre for innovation, education and entrepreneurship is launched at DTU in collaboration with the University of Copenhagen, Chalmers University of Technology...

Climate change
16 JAN

New, inexpensive biomass conversion method

In today's world, we are dependent on oil, but scarce natural resources require us to find new resources to produce fuel, materials and medicine. However, Associate Professor...

Physics Organic chemistry Energy Climate change
03 JAN

DTU and three hearing aids businesses set up new research centre

DTU, Oticon, Widex and GN Resound open a new research centre on 1 January 2014. The centre is named CAMM—Centre for Acoustic-Mechanical Micro Systems—and will focus on...

Sound Mapping and surveying Construction and mechanics Hearing aids