Arctic Project

Ecological tipping cascades in the Arctic Seas is a flagship Horizon 2020 research project focusing on understanding and predicting changes in Arctic marine biodiversity and implications for two vitally important marine ecosystem services: fisheries production, which is the economic lifeblood of many Arctic communities, and carbon sequestration, which has important feedbacks to the global climate.

Led by the Technical University of Denmark, ECOTIP brings together leading scientists from 15 institutes across Europe and Japan. The project combines state-of-the-art field and laboratory studies, analysis of historical and paleo-oceanographic data and trait-based modeling to predict the potential tipping points of key biological ecosystem functions in Arctic seas in the face of climate change and other pressures. ECOTIP works closely with fishing communities in Greenland and other stakeholders to understand the effects of biodiversity and ecosystem changes on society, and how best to reduce, mitigate and adapt to the changes.


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Policy Advice

Task Group


  Marja Koski

 Technical University  

 of Denmark

 DTU Aqua

     Marja Koski 2





  Ole Henrik Haslund  

 Technical University

 of Denmark

 DTU Aqua 



Task Group

  Bj√∂rn Alfthan  GRID-Arendal         Bjorn 2


Data Task



  Marcin Wichorowski

 Polish Academy

 of Sciences

     Marcin Wichrowski 2



Task Group 


  Rikke Becker Jacobsen      Aalborg University      Rikke Becker Jacobsen 4

Training and


Task Group

  Sigrun Jonasdottir

 Technical University

 of Denmark

 DTU Aqua

     Sigrun Jonasdottir 2



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