The Arctos project aims to study the effects of climate change on benthic organisms and communities. It consists in three main activities: 1) running mesocosm experiments on benthic communities, 2) monitoring the environmental parameters and the biodiversity in the fjord, and 3) assessing in situ the metabolism of benthic communities.
Project LaunchNovember 2020
Ny-Alesund summer expeditionJune - August 2021
Ny-Alesund winter expeditionNovember 2021
Porsanger summer expeditionJune - August 2022
In situ experiment