Greenland Institute of Natural Resources

The Greenland Institute of Natural Resources conducts research into Arctic ecosystems, monitors the living resources and the environment in Greenland and advises the Government of Greenland and other authorities on sustainable exploitation of living resources and safeguarding the environment and biodiversity.

The Institute has three departments: Department of Fish and Shellfish, Department of Birds and Mammals, and Department of Environment and Mineral Resources. Furthermore, a cross-disciplinary Danish/Greenlandic climate centre: The Greenland Climate Research Centre.

The climate research centre is embedded in the Greenland Institute of Natural Resources, and conducts research into effects of climate change on the Arctic environment and Greenlandic society.

 

The goals of the institute

According to the Law of Greenland Parliament nr. 6 8th of June 1994 about the Greenland Institute of Natural Resources (GINR), the institute is obliged to:

  • provide the scientific basis for an assessment of sustainable use of the living resources in and around Greenland as well as protecting the environment and securing the biological diversity
  • advise the Greenlandic Government in the work of the Institute
  • publish results of its research

The 2.000 m2 large main building was inaugurated in 1998 and contains the facilities necessary for the Institute´s  activities: offices, laboratories, deep-freeze rooms, storage rooms, lconference and meeting rooms.

Pinngortitaleriffik, the Greenland Institute of Natural Resources, is situated in Nuuk in a building beautifully placed between the airport and the suburb Nuussuaq. Photo: C. Egevang.

GINR has a field station in Niaqornat. Photo: E. W. Born.

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