Arctic Picture II




There is growing concern about the rapid climatic changes occurring in the Arctic and the impact of these changes for future development of the European and global climate have to be understood. For planning and managing purposes it is crucial to obtain a comprehensive quantitative understanding of the past, present and future impacts of Arctic climate change.


It is therefore recommended to support research that:

  • Provides a comprehensive understanding of the local impacts of global significance of Arctic climate change. Aspects to be considered include: Sea ice, snow cover, and Greenland ice sheets; Permafrost and methane release; and Ecosystems.
  • Provides a thorough understanding of the consequences of Arctic climate change on Europe and the world.


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