The Arctic is a key location for studying global environmental and climate changes and their effects. The region is also rich in archaeological artifacts and has a long anthropological and social history. All of these qualities make the region a focal point for academic scientific research in the Kingdom of Denmark.
The Arctic Science Partnership
The Arctic Science Partnership (ASP) was founded in July 2012 and is a collaboration between the Centre for Earth Observation Science (CEOS) at the University of Manitoba in Canada, the Greenland Climate Research Centre (GCRC) in Nuuk, Greenland and the Arctic Research Centre (ARC) at Aarhus University in Denmark. Through research, observation and education, this consortium of experts from Canada, Greenland and Denmark conducts large-scale investigations into cryosphere, ecosystems, human interactions and the effects of climate changes in the Arctic. Co-founder behind this initiative is Danish PhD in Biology
Søren Rysgaard, Leader of the Arctic Research Centre at Aarhus University and the Canada Excellence Research Chair at the University of Manitoba in Canada.
For more information on the Arctic Science Partnership, please go to their website.
The Carpenter-Meldgaard Endowment
In 2011, the Canadian Museum of Civilization and the National Museum of Denmark agreed on a memorandum of understanding concerning Canadian materials belonging to the Meldgaard Archives. Jørgen Meldgaard (1927-2007), a former curator in the Ethnographic Department at the National Museum of Denmark, endowed numerous private and unsorted archaeological items which he collected during the investigations he conducted on early Inuit cultures in Arctic Canada and Greenland between 1947 and 1982. The museums in Ottawa and Copenhagen will be registering and analysing these materials and will subsequently publish a catalogue describing Meldgaard’s investigations at Igloolik sites in the Arctic.
For more information on the Carpenter-Meldgaard Endowment, please click here.