The Green Edge Project is an elaborated study of the Arctic marine ecosystem under phytoplankton spring bloom (PSB) conditions

In Green Edge, we focus on primary productivity and on the fate of organic matter produced by phytoplankton during the most productive period of the year: spring. Green Edge is also partly motivated by the recent discovery that phytoplankton blooms may occur more extensively and more often under the ice-pack.

Green Edge contributes to the major societal challenge of efficient resource management and adaptation to climate change, through a better understanding and anticipation of environmental change. We address significant knowledge gaps in Arctic marine biogeochemical cycles and the food web, and their linkages with local human populations.

Green Edge is a large multidisciplinary project that brings together concepts extending from oceanography to whole-ecosystems, to impact on society. The scientific program is partitioned into a total of 6 work packages (WP)

  1. Coordination and communication
  2. Spring bloom dynamics
  3. Carbon transfer through the food web and towards the bottom
  4. Contribution of spring bloom to primary production at pan-Arctic scale, and current trends
  5. Spring bloom in the past
  6. Spring bloom in the future
  7. Local knowledge about environment and harvested food

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Labs involved in Green Edge Project

The Green Edge consortium includes cutting-edge expertise in all aspects of the project (processesmodelling and remote sensing). In addition, because the Arctic marine environment is peculiar, several Arctic specialists are involved.




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The Green Edge Project sponsorship

Find our financial and transportation partners below:

Financial Partners


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Transportation Partners


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To understand the dynamics of the phytoplankton spring bloom and determine its role in the Arctic Ocean of tomorrow, including for human populations.