Published: 06.12.2022

Two Marine Research Projects Awarded Funding

The Programme Committee for Marine Research in the North Atlantic Ocean Programme has granted a total of 6.8 MDKK to 2 new projects.

This is the second round of grants from the Strategic Programme allocated by the Danish government in the period 2020-2023.

The aim of the Programme is to strengthen cooperation between Greenland, the Faroe Islands and Denmark on marine research in the North Atlantic Ocean.

The awarded projects include PhD and Postdoc positions as well as MSc students, and have partners from institutions in Greenland, the Faroe Islands and Denmark.

8 applications were submitted prior to the deadline on August 25 August 2022. The Programme Committee appointed a panel of international experts to evaluate the quality of the projects.

The Programme Committee made the decision based on the evaluation and ranking by the expert panel and on the strategic priorities in the call text.

The funded projects of this round are:

BlueCea - Tracing the fate of Macroalgae with a focus on blue carbon processes in sub-arctic North Atlantic fjord ecosystems and beyond
Project leader: Nadescha Zwerschke
Cooperation between the Greenland Climate Research Center/ Greenlands Institute of Natural Resources, the Dept. of Ecoscience at Aarhus University, the Aquaculture Research Station in the Faroe Islands, TARI – Faroe Seaweed, and the Faroe Marine Research Institute.
Funding: 3.899.358 DKK


ClimeFishLink - Linking 80 years of variation in fish growth to climatic effects on food webs, temperature and field metabolic rates using otolith microchemistry
Project leader: Peter Grønkjær
Cooperation between the Department of Biology at Aarhus University and the Faroe Marine Research Institute.
Funding: 2.844.921 DKK