"Blue-Action: Arctic Impact on Weather and Climate" contributes to the implementation of the Trans-Atlantic Ocean Research Alliance, the EU's Blue Growth Agenda , the Galway and the Belem Statements and the achievement of the SDG 8,9,13. Blue-Action is funded by the EU Horizon 2020 Programme Opens external link in new windowBue Growth BG10-2016 call.  Interested in receiving updates from Blue-Action? Sign up for the Opens external link in new windowquarterly newsletter or follow us on Twitter Opens external link in new window@BG10Blueaction



27-29 November 2018, Annual Meeting Blue-Action, Costa da Caparica (PT)¶

The Annual Meeting will take place on 27-28-29 November 2018 in Costa de Caparica, close to Almada (PT)

  • Tue 27 November 2018, from 9am to 6pm: Science talks during the entire day. Joint dinner in the evening.
  • Wed 28 November 2018, from 9am to 6pm: Full day for the breakout sessions.
  • Thu 29 November 2018, from 9am to 12 noon: Plenary session.

Eventbrite ticket: Get your ticket for the event here: Opens external link in new windowhttps://www.eventbrite.com/e/blue-action-project-meeting-tickets-49130211786 This ticket is important for us for planning the logistics of the event and communicate to all the participants via Eventbrite.

Location: Hotel Tryp Lisboa Caparica Mar, Av. Gen. Humberto Delgado 47, 2829-506 Costa da Caparica, Portugal

Target audience: Blue-Action community only. This is an internal meeting for coordinating the activities in the work packages and across the work packages for the next 12 months.

Information on block reservation and draft agenda: see this page Opens external link in new windowhttps://code.mpimet.mpg.de/projects/bg10/wiki/Annual_Meeting_27-29_November_2018_Almada_(PT)

Or go to WIKI> Annual Meeting 



22-23 November 2018, YHYS Colloquium Session on Climate Service, Rovaniemi (FI)

Blue-Action representatives: Ilona Mettiainen (AC UoL), convener of the session on climate services, and Øivin Aarnes (DNV GL)

Inputs from the scientists of EU-MACS and MARCO (from FMI) are foreseen for the Session on Climate Services.

More about the event:

Opens external link in new windowhttps://www.ulapland.fi/EN/Events/YHYS-Colloquium

17-19 October 2018, Climateurope Festival 2018, "Climate information at your service", Belgrade (RS)

Mark will be presenting the Opens internal link in current windowcase study on fishery at the Climateurope Festival.

Blue-Action representative: Mark Payne (DTU Aqua)

Agenda: Opens external link in new windowhttps://www.climateurope.eu/events-climateurope/festival/climateurope-festival-2018

28 September 2018, Final stakeholder meeting of H2020 projects MARCO and EU-MACS, Berlin (DE)

Blue-Action representative: Ilona Mettiainen (AC UoL)

About the meeting: marco-h2020.eu/final-stakeholder-meeting-of-h2020-projects-marco-and-eu-macs/

26-27 September 2018, Third and last workshop in the “Yamal 2040” series organised by Blue-Action, Potsdam (DE)

This workshop series is a part of the Opens internal link in current windowBlue-Action case study 5 on Yamal 2040 which enables various stakeholders of the remote Yamal region in the Russia Arctic to adapt to a highly uncertain future by creating a​ number of different scenarios as to how the region could look like by 2040.  The scenarios were created together with stakeholders at the first two workshops and they incorporate knowledge from different backgrounds including climate science, economic, political, and local-indigenous perspectives. At the third workshop, the stakeholders will be provided with concrete tools to adapt to climate change impacts and other uncertain developments in the Yamal region. This will be achieved through the development of adaptation strategies tailored to specific stakeholder groups in order to help them to prepare for potential consequences of each scenario.

Organisers: Kathrin Stephen and Vilena Valeeva (IASS) and Johannes Gabriel (Foresight Intelligence)

5 September 2018: Updated Booklet on Case Studies! Developing and Valuing Climate Services and Information Services: Case Studies

Dale, Thomas, Miller, Raeanne, Vangsbo, Peter, Mettiäinen, Ilona, Ballester, Joan, Kolstad, Erik, … King, Martin. (2018, September 3). Developing and Valuing Climate Services and Information Services: Case Studies. Zenodo. Opens external link in new windowhttp://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.1407834

4 September 2018, Science-policy breakfast discussion: "The slowing Gulf Stream? What we know and potential impacts",  European Parliament, Brussels (BE)

This policy briefing has been a joint effort of the two H2020 projects Blue-Action and AtlantOS and Searica. Searica is the European Parliament Intergroup on The Seas, Rivers, Islands and Coastal Areas. The intergroup brings together 80 Members of the European Parliament from six different political groups and 19 member states.

Target audience: Members of the European Parliament and policy makers.

Follow up of the event:

  • More about this event, the discussion, and copies of the Policy Brief and presentations Opens internal link in current windowcan be found here
  • NEW! Check out the Opens internal link in current windowWAKELET of the event! 

An open invitation for collaboration with DMI on pioneering Arctic research

The Opens external link in new windowvideo is an open invitation for Arctic research collaboration. The video was launched at AGU in 2017 and provides a short presentation of the Blue-Action project among the other DMI tasks and activities (Total time 5 minutes).

Papers, papers, papers!

Congratulations to the following colleagues for publishing their results, all in OPEN ACCESS, related to the Blue-Action project! Marilena Oltmanns, Bogi Hansen, Guillaume Gastineau, Erik Kolstad, Marius Arthun, Helene Langehaug, Ling Ling Suo, Giovanni Sgubin and many more.

Check the full list of Opens internal link in current windowpublications on our website



The Blue-Action project has received funding from the European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 727852

"Blue-Action: Arctic Impact on Weather and Climate" contributes to the implementation of the Trans-Atlantic Ocean Research Alliance and to the EU's Blue Growth Agenda and its long term strategy to support sustainable growth in the marine and maritime sectors as a whole. Our project is funded by the EU Horizon 2020 Programme and specifically by the Blue-Growth BG-10-2016 call"Impact of Arctic changes on the weather and climate of the Northern Hemisphere". Blue-Action supports the implementation of the Galway and the Belem Statements and the achievement of the SDG8,9,13 Read more about the the project details.




Photo on the upper corner left: courtesy of Kathryn Hansen/NASA

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