Zackenberg Research Station is a Greenlandic research infrastructure located on the north side of the Young Sund - Tyrolerfjord fiord complex in Northeast Greenland (74º30' N, 21º00' W). The station is situated in the southern part of the National Park of North and East Greenland, the largest national park in the world (c. 1 mio. km2). Nearest settlement is the military outpost Daneborg, 20 km east of the station, and nearest town is Ittoqqortoormiit, 450 km south of the station. Zackenberg is owned by the Government of Greenland and is operated by the Department of Bioscience, Aarhus University.
Mean annual temperature: -9.2 ºC
Mean annual precipitation: 200 mm
The study area comprises the entire catchment of the river Zackenberg, totalling about 500 km2. It provides facilities for specific but comprehensive research projects, and for long-term monitoring grouped around three systematic programmes (ClimateBasis, GeoBasis, BioBasis). ClimateBasis is monitoring of the climate, GeoBasis is monitoring of the physical landscape processes and Biobasis is the monitoring of the living nature. Results from the research and monitoring at Zackenberg are reported in the ZERO Annual Reports published by Danish Polar Center. PDF-versions of the annual reports can be found on www.zackenberg.dk
How to get there:
Transport to and from Zackenberg Station is handled by the Zackenberg secretariat (firstname.lastname@example.org) at the Department of Bioscience, Aarhus University. The only aircraft type in use is the Twin Otter. Local transportation is based on hiking, skiing, boating or use of all terrain vehicles.
The Zackenberg Secretariat
Department of Bioscience
Foto: Henrik Spanggaard Munch