Research gateway to facilitate Arctic research

A new Danish website will seek to make research easier by allowing scholars to tap into existing information about the region.

Danish officials will today launch a new website today aimed at improving co-operation between Arctic researchers in Denmark, Greenland and the Faroe Islands in order to facilitate improved research into the changes facing the region, The Arctic Journal reports.

The website, Isaaffik, meaning ‘gateway’ in Greenlandic, will be maintained by the Arctic Research Centre at Aarhus University and is intended to to make it easier for those involved in the field to share information about research, education, consultancy and logistics.

“We may be a small nation, but the Kingdom of Denmark is a major power in Arctic research, and we must be able to act at the forefront of the Arctic scene,” said Kurt Nielsen, vice-dean of Aarhus University to The Arctic Journal.