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Human-induced climate change has a considerable impact on the Arctic, affecting the environment, society and economy. In order to gain a better understanding of the current situation and to predict future developments, it is key to have a comprehensive observing system in place. The EU-funded project Arctic-PASSION ( aims to create such a “Pan-Arctic Observing System of Systems" (pan-AOSS).

Within my PhD I will contribute to work package 3. More specifically, I will work with the dynamic global vegetation model LPJ-GUESS and constrain it with existing, or hypothetical, observations. The aim is to assess the potential benefit of additional observing systems (e.g. additional satellite products or in situ measurements) through quantifying uncertainties (i.e. QND) and assessing the model’s predictive capacity.

Supervisors: Marko Scholze, Paul Miller, Frans-Jan Parmentier

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 13 - Climate Action
  • SDG 15 - Life on Land

UKÄ subject classification

  • Physical Geography

Free keywords

  • Arctic
  • Quantitative Network Design


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