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UPI Ocenography
Project Title:

Oceanography integration with Inuit hunting and fishing

Greenland is a place where the climate change is highly visible and where the population therefore has opportunities to gather important information's about the effects of climate change, which can subsequently be disseminated.
In the project, children and young people as well as local fishermen and hunters are involved in scientific working methods connected to their occupation as fishers and hunters.
The project creates a link between science and trade, which can be an important learning process for both sides and for the children involved in both scientific and practical trade work.
The project takes place in the fjords and bays around Uummannaq where UPI has offered to host the scientists involved in the project.

Project Aim:

Active cooperation with the ingenious Inuit

The aim of this project is to evaluate the integration of arctic ocean monitoring with the activities of the peoples who know these remote regions best: the ingenious Inuit.
Specifically, we aim to integrate sub-surface CTD (Conductivity Temperature and Depth) profile collection with hunting a fishing that Inuit are already doing through the sea ice.
In addition, we also trial an ice-ocean data collection program with the children at Uummannaq Children's Home.

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Succesful work on the ice

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