Visit to Abisko Scientific Research Station
Climate research in Abisko attracts scientists from all over the world. At the research station, several unique long-term experiments are conducted, attracting scientists from all over the world. Every year the research station receives around 200 scientists who study the birch woods, mires, mountain heaths, alpine and glaciated areas, lakes, and rivers. Through experiments, the scientists improve their understanding of how increased carbon dioxide levels, UVB radiation, ground and air temperature, and snow depth affect the ecosystems and the processes within these systems.
Within the different research projects, all aspects of life in the local environment are considered, from microbes to tourists, in a time frame from hundreds of millions of years back in time, to different future scenarios.
The research station is located in a subarctic climate about 200 km north of the Arctic Circle at Abisko National Park in Kiruna municipality, northwestern Lapland.