Life in the cold: Celebrating a decade of collaborative marine research in Greenland

8 June 2021, 18:00 - 19:30

It has been 10 years since researchers at the Institute of Zoology first began conducting marine research in the cold waters of Greenland. In collaboration with our partners at the Greenland Institute of Natural Resources, we have taken thousands of pictures and videos of the seabed spanning 2,000 km of coastline down to depths of more than 1,500m. We have provided valuable information to the Greenland fishing industry about the impact of trawling on the seabed, which has led to the protection of vulnerable habitats. This event will showcase the work that our team at ZSL, and our partners, have conducted in the last decade, documenting and protecting vulnerable marine habitats, and making detailed maps of the seabed. Join us to discover the wonders and variety of the seabed life around Greenland.


  • Dr Chris Yesson, Institute of Zoology, ZSL: "A decade of research in Greenland"
  • Dr Diana Krawczyk, Greenland Climate Research Centre: " Exploring Seafloor in Greenland"
  • Dr Stephen Long, Institute of Zoology, ZSL and University College London: "Deep impact: Deep-sea benthic habitats and the impacts of trawling in west Greenland"
  • Nanette Hammeken Arboe, Greenland Institute of Natural Resources: "Monitoring of benthic communities in Greenland: How and why we do it?"



  • Discover some of the weird and wonderful creatures living around Greenland in this blog post, where Dr Chris Yesson asks his past, present and future colleagues to describe their favourite Greenlandic marine animal...


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  • This event was produced by Eleanor Darbey, hosted by Charlotte Coales and facilitated by Tendai Pottinger, ZSL.


ZSL Wild Science Podcast

We will be creating a fascinating podcast episode featuring some of the speakers from this event, so keep an ear out in the following months! Listen to previous episodes from our award winning ZSL Wild Science podcast episodes produced by Dr Monika Böhm, and Eleanor Darbey here


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