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Natural Sciences

Europe & North America


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Denmark is involved in a number of earth sciences research projects, from the study of selenide deposits to that of submarine mass movements.
The North-East Greenland Biosphere Reserve, covering 97,200,000 hectares, is the largest biosphere reserve in the world. Series of background ecosystem data is being generated there through a long-term monitoring programme at the Zackenberg permanent research station.

Below you can access the projects that are currently being implemented in the country within the framework of UNESCO’s Natural Sciences Sector.


- Northern European Flow Regimes from International Experimental and Network Data (FRIEND) More

People, Biodiversity and Ecology

- Biosphere Reserve (WNBRs)

Earth Sciences

- Sustainable Use of Platinum Group Elements (IGCP, Project 479)

- Au-Ag-telluride-selenide deposits (IGCP, Project 486)

- The role of Holocene environmental catastrophes in human history (IGCP, Project 490)

- Quaternary Land-Ocean Interactions (IGCP, Project 495)

- Ordovician palaeogeography and palaeoclimate (IGCP, Project 503

-  Marine and Non-marine Jurassic: Global correlation and major geological events (IGCP, Project 506

- Palaeoproterozoic Supercontinents and Global Evolution (IGCP, Project 509

- Submarine Mass Movements and their Consequences (IGCP, Project 511)


Sciences Policy and Sustainable Development

- Establishing Science and Technology Parks More

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