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NUNATARYUK is a H2020 project that investigates the impacts of thawing coastal and subsea permafrost on the global climate, and develops targeted and co-designed adaptation and mitigation strategies for the Arctic coastal population. NUNATARYUK brings together world-leading specialists in natural science and socio-economics. It is lead by the Alfred-Wegener Institute for Polar and Marine Research.


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The ultimate objective of the European Space Agency Initiative Permafrost_cci is to develop and deliver permafrost maps as ECV products primarily derived from satellite measurements. The required associated parameters by GCOS for the ECV Permafrost are “Depth of active layer (m)” and “Permafrost temperature (K)”. b.geos (A. Bartsch) is supporting Gamma Remote Sensing AG as science lead of the project.