The perception of permafrost thaw in the Sakha Republic (Russia): Narratives, culture and risk in the face of climate change

Arctic regions are currently undergoing unprecedented climatic and socio-environmental changes. Both scientific research and the observations and knowledge of Arctic residents provide detailed information about the multiplicity of transformations.

Keeping the sampling going! Monitoring Lena River biogeochemistry during the pandemic.

New Updates from the Lena River amid the global pandemic.

These cartoons add the cool factor to permafrost science

New story about Nunataryuk´s communication and dissemination efforts. "These cartoons add the cool factor to permafrost science - A multimedia science communication project combines art, game-playing, and augmented reality"

New Nunataryuk paper on source and fate of organic carbon from eroding permafrost coasts

Once released, organic carbon can be degraded and emitted as greenhouse gas to the atmosphere, or it can be stored away in marine sediments.

New Nunataryuk paper on modelling subsea methane emissions on East Siberian Arctic Shelf

Anaerobic oxidation of methane acts as an efficient barrier for upward migrating dissolved methane in East Siberian Arctic Shelf sediments.

The importance of disease modelling during a pandemic

The ongoing pandemic challenges global societies. Nunataryuk scientists of the University Ca'Foscari in Venice have been analysing and modelling the COVID-19 outbreak and spreading trends in Italy. They have used similar epidemiological models for a study within Nunataryuk to predict anthrax disease in Arctic regions.

Identifying Drivers of Seasonality in Lena River Biogeochemistry and Dissolved Organic Matter Fluxes

New Paper! Arctic river monitoring is necessary to observe changes in the mobilization of dissolved organic matter (DOM) from permafrost. The Lena River is the second largest Arctic river and 71% of its catchment is continuous permafrost.

Modelling past and future peatland carbon dynamics across the pan-Arctic

New modelling study: northern peatlands on average will continue to function as carbon sinks in different climate scenarios, but their sink capacity would be substantially reduced under a high warming scenario after 2050.

Fieldwork in February 2020 in Qaanaaq, Greenland

The 11th of February 2020, I arrived in Qaanaaq, the northernmost town in Greenland with 632 inhabitants. It was a few days before the sun returned on the sky after three months of Polar nights..

Nunataryuk-APECS-T-MOSAiC Field School 2020 cancelled

The APECS-Nunataryuk-T-MOSAiC School had to be CANCELLED due to the current COVID-19 situation worldwide and the uncertainty that comes with it for global travel in the coming months.

New map shows extent of permafrost in Northern Hemisphere

A new map, produced as part of the Nunataryuk project, gives an updated picture of the extent of permafrost in the Arctic and sub-Arctic regions, both on land and offshore.

Nunataryuk onboard the CCGS Amundsen: A peek into the planning of the PeCaBeau project during the upcoming 2020 Amundsen Science campaign

Members of PeCaBeau (Permafrost Carbon on the Beaufort Shelf) travelled to Québec City in Canada to take part in a two-day planning workshop held by Amundsen Science.

T-MOSAiC Special Issue of Arctic Science

The Terrestrial Multidisciplinary distributed Observatories for the Study of Arctic Connections (T-MOSAiC) Special Issue of the journal ‘Arctic Science’ is now open for submissions. Deadline for submissions is 31 March 2021.​

Exhibition Frozen Ground Cartoons in Potsdam 12 Dec 2019 - 28 Jan 2020

Michael Fritz from AWI wins the Potsdam Prize for Science Communication 2019 for his involvement in the arts and science project to produce a series of outreach comic strips about permafrost.

Permafrost Day at the COP25 Cryosphere Pavilion

The UN Climate Change Conference COP 25 is currently (2 – 13 December 2019) taking place under the Presidency of the Government of Chile and with logistical support from the Government of Spain in Madrid Spain.