The conference takes place in Nuuk between December 1st and December 5th with a variety of activities focusing on research dissemination, cultural events and networking. Drawing on the past years’ success of the Polar Research Day held in Denmark until 2018, the GSW is based in Nuuk, Greenland.

The first of its kind in Greenland, GSW 2019 aims at connecting the Greenlandic research community and citizens with the international science community.

Allan Olsen, chair of the organizing committee of the GSW conference, says:
”I am looking very much forward to Greenland Science Week. Greenland Science Week includes the public and creates a forum for exchange and networking between the Greenlandic and the international science community within the common interests and understanding of the importance of research in the Arctic.”
Bridging the gap between the international and Greenlandic research on one hand and Greenlandic public on the other, the conference includes research presentations, cultural activities such as movies and workshops, along with a PhD-course and theme events.

As a prelude for the Polar Research Day conference, science events organized by external partners will take place from December 1-3. The GSW 2019 conference officially begins with a welcoming reception in the evening Tuesday 3rd. The main conference days will be Wednesday 4th and Thursday 5th where the focus will be on Arctic science. On the programme Wednesday will be conference presentations and a dinner in the evening, while the Thursday programme will focus on the dissemination of research through presentations and posters.

Overview of programme:
• Monday 02.12.19: GSW Events: workshops/seminars/networking activities
• Tuesday 03.12.19: GSW Events: workshops/seminars/networking activities
• Wednesday 04.12.19: Polar Research Day Conference
• Thursday 05.12.19: Public Outreach Day.

Stay updated about GSW 2019 under ‘events’ on the official website of University of Greenland.

For more information, contact: Allan Olsen, project coordinator, Greenland Perspective, Ilisimatusarfik, University of Greenland, e-mail:

Greenland Science Week 2019 is organized by:

AAU Arctic, Aalborg University
Ilisimatusarfik/University of Greenland
Greenland Perspective (collaboration between University of Copenhagen and Ilisimatusarfik/University of Greenland)
Kommuneqarfik Sermersooq