The ACCES project: De-icing of the Arctic coast: new challenges and opportunities.
The western coast of Spitsbergen is under warm Atlantic current influence, while the eastern coast is much colder with dominant Arctic waters. Monitoring of seabed morphology and habitats of both sites help to predict future scenarios of an ice-free coast.
Arctic coastal regions comprise 34% of the global coastline, and serve as an important breeding and foraging grounds for fish, birds and marine mammals.
Providing valuable ecosystem services vulnerable to climate induced stressors are among the most threatened ecosystems globally
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