Kongsfjorden marine sediments

The twin aims of this project are to monitor marine environmental and climate changes from year to year and to establish natural reference values for arctic marine ecosystems and climate systems. To obtain data, we take geochemical measurements of marine clay, fossil plankton and fossil fauna which we find in the sediments. We are doing this in order to relate annual changes to time periods without human influence, and it is much a longer period of time than we can cover using instrumental measurements in Kongsfjorden.