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Greenland has an urgent need for business development, and many countries in the tropics desperately need to increase their agricultural production.

Can mud benefit the Greenlandic economy and simultaneously solve global problems?

In a cross disciplinary research project, we wish to test if Greenlandic mud - glacial rock flour - can be used to revitalize depleted and exhausted soils as well as identify any potential negative effects of the exhumation, transportation or general use of the mud.

The project is a collaboration between The Natural History Museum of DenmarkThe Department of Plant and Environmental Sciences at the University of Copenhagen, The University of Greenland, The National Geological Survey of Denmark and Greenland and the logistics company Usisaat in Nuuk.

In order to examine the practical use of the mud in the tropics we are working with The Agricultural Research Institute of Soil Sciences at the University of São Paulo.

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Publications

Trace Element (Fe, Co, Ni and Cu) Dynamics Across the Salinity Gradient in Arctic and Antarctic Glacier Fjords

Around the Greenlandic and Antarctic coastlines, sediment plumes associated with glaciers are sig ...

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Climate mitigation and food production with glacial rock flour - A case for Danish agriculture

One potential climate mitigation solution could be to spread the fine (< 46 μm) glacial rock flou ...

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The Mineralogy and Modelled Dissolution of Maalutu Glacial Rock Flour in relation to Enhanced Weathering

It is widely accepted that the anthropogenic emission of greenhouse gasses leads to global climat ...

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Promises and perils of sand exploitation in Greenland

Ice flow dynamics of the Greenland ice sheet control the production of sediment. Future accelerat ...

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Remineralisation Potential of Glacier Rock Flour – A Comparison of Nutrient Properties of Glacial Rock Flour From Different Proglacial Environments

In a global world where climate change and a growing population increase the requirements for foo ...

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Microbial Analysis of Greenlandic Glacial Rock Flour

Microorganisms have been acknowledged for centuries as key influencers on their surrounding envir ...

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