Talk by Sofia Ribeiro

Title: Reconstructing sea ice variability in NW Greenland over the past 5 millennia from marine sediment records – the ICE-ARC project.

Directly assessing the social and economic impact of Arctic sea-ice loss, ICE-ARC (Ice, Climate, Economics Arctic Research on Change) will look into the current and future changes in Arctic sea ice both from changing atmospheric and oceanic conditions. The project will also investigate the consequences of these changes both on the economics of the area and globally, and social aspects such as on indigenous peoples.

Particular focus is on the rapid retreat and collapse of Arctic sea-ice cover. The most spectacular retreat is occurring in summer, and the complete loss of summer sea ice may occur in a very short period of time years to decades.


 Sea ice, climate and ecosystem dynamics in High Arctic Greenland