The project is planned as cooperation between GEUS, Denmark, and The Greenland Climate Research Centre. The project aims at the recovery of marine sediment cores from the innermost part of Godthåbsfjorden, Kangersuneq, which is characterised by high ice concentrations, even during summer.
The cores shall be retrieved from the fjord ice by a special designed winch in late winter 2011, and the field work shall also include hydrographic measurements of the water column. A major goal is to throw light on longer term ocean-ice stream processes and sedimentation patterns in the difficult accessible, proximal part of Kangersuneq, characterised by tidewater glaciers.
Furthermore the project aims at improving the scientific cooperation and educational exchange between Greenland and Denmark.