The project “RAW – Retreat And Wither” – What is the influence of glaciers recession from tidewater to land-based on the marine biological production and biogeochemistry in the Arctic? received funds within the GRIEG competition funded by the Norwegian Financial Mechanism 2014-2021 (No. of agreement: UMO-2019/34/H/ST10/00504).
The proposed project directly addresses the problem of changing productivity in the Arctic fjords due to glacial retreat. As such it is of great importance for understanding the role of polar coastal regions for global carbon cycling in the future. As the pelagic productivity shapes the structure and condition of the entire ecosystem, the project results will also provide important knowledge to assess the ecological consequences of the changing climate in the delicate Arctic ecosystems.