During his North2North staff mobility to the Greenland Institute of Natural Resources (GINR) Joel focused on meiofaunal flatworms.

“Much remains to be learned about meiofaunal flatworms in Greenlandic waters, so the exchange benefited both the sending and receiving institution through the transmission of practical and theoretical knowledge on the subject. I had a great two weeks in Greenland, with many productive discussions with GINR colleagues, a lot of cool fieldwork both on foot and by boat, and thankfully, there were many flatworms!”, says Joel.

Joel V. Wernström is a member of the UArctic Thematic Network on Arctic Marine Biodiversity.

From upper left: The GINR Education building. The laboratory space where Joel processed samples. One of the sampled beaches. The R/V Avataq before departure on fieldwork. The grab that was used to sample subtidal sediments. One of the meiofaunal flatworms (Itaspiella helgolandica aff.) encountered in the samples.