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"Blue-Action: Arctic Impact on Weather and Climate" contributes to the implementation of the Opens external link in new windowTrans-Atlantic Ocean Research Alliance and to the Opens external link in new windowEU'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 Opens external link in new windowBlue-Growth BG-10-2016 call "Impact of Arctic changes on the weather and climate of the Northern Hemisphere". Read more about the Opens internal link in current windowthe project details.



21-26 Jan 2018, Arctic Frontiers- Connecting the Arctic, Tromsø (NO)

In 2018 the Arctic Frontiers Policy program will have five main sessions with the following tentative working titles: State of the Arctic, Technology and connectivity, Resilient Arctic societies and business development, Healthy and productive oceans, Industry and environment.

Organiser: Arctic Frontiers Secretariat 

Blue-Action representatives:

  • Oral presentation 3887712 Translating advances in Arctic climate science to climate services across the Northern Hemisphere, Vilena Valeeva (IASS)
  • Poster 3885047 Blue-Action: Understanding the impact of a changing Arctic on Northern Hemisphere weather and climate, Steffen Olsen (DMI)
  • Poster 3887697 Improving stakeholders' capacity for adapting effectively to changing conditions: the case of oil and gas development in the Russian Arctic, Vilena Valeeva (IASS)

Venue and Agenda:

Press release 16 January 2018

Scientists and stakeholders anticipate alternative futures for remote Russian Arctic region

Read the full press release in our Opens internal link in current windowMedia & Materials section

18-19 January 2018, Annual Meeting 2018, Bologna (IT)

Organiser: Project office at DMI with the support of the Annalisa Cherchi (INGV)

NEW! Agenda: with updated room allocation for breakout sessions Initiates file downloadLast version 15 Jan 2018 

Attendees: Initiates file downloadfull list (4 Jan 2018)

Venue and location: via Gobetti 101, 40129 Bologna, inside the CNR Research Area campus.

NEW! How to reach the Initiates file downloadvenue and eating out: suggestions

More information: in our intranet Opens external link in new window

Registration page: It is now closed! Opens external link in new windowregistration on Eventbrite


15-17 Jan 2018, APPLICATE General Assembly 2018, Barcelona (ES)

Organiser: APPLICATE project /Thomas Jung and Luisa Cristini

Registration for the event: Please note that a registration is possible until 17 December 2017 on this page 

7-8 Dec. 2017, First Blue-Action Workshop of Yamal 2040 Scenario project, Moscow (RU)

Organisers: Partners IASS, IMEMO, Foresight Intelligence

Concept: Initiates file downloadDownload the Concept in PDF

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29 Nov - 1 Dec 2017 Sustainable Ocean Summit 2017 SOS 2017, Halifax (Canada)

Organiser: WOC

Venue and Agenda:

Blue-Action representative: Raeanne Miller (SRSL) and Peter Vangsbo (CKIC)

29-30 Nov. 2017, Climate services at work, Projects exchange and networking lab, Brussels (BE)

Venue: CDMA building, Rue du Champ de Mars 21

Organiser: Franz Immler, European Commission

Blue-Action representatives: Steffen M. Olsen (DMI) and Joan Ballester (ISGlobal)

More details in our intranet Opens external link in new window

23-24 Nov 2017, IMOBAR workshop, Brussels (BE)

The aim of the workshop is to bring together experts in observations, observational data providers, major users and stakeholders in order to discuss the societal benefit areas of Arctic observational systems. The workshop will provide information on relative importance of observational systems with respect to their societal benefits and investment and maintenance costs. The project report will be a part of the European Union contribution to the Arctic Ministerial Meeting planned in the autumn 2018. 

Organiser: DG RTD and DG JRC

Blue-Action representatives: Karin M. Larsen (HAV) and Ben Moat (NOC)

Venue and agenda: see the intranet

19-21 Nov 2017, Arctic Circle Forum: Edinburgh 2017

The Arctic Circle Forum: Edinburgh 2017 is an Arctic Circle Forum organised by the Scottish government. The Arctic Circle Forums are a series of specialised spin-off events from the main Arctic Circle Assembly, held annually in Iceland. It provides an opportunity for policy makers, academics, professionals and wider civic society to participate in discussions focused on areas of common interest between Scotland and Arctic region.

Organiser: the Scottish government

Blue-Action representative: partner Marine Scotland Science has a stand at the exhibition.

Venue and agenda:

15 Nov. 2017 COP23 - Side event of the EU Arctic Cluster "Polar insights for climate action: Arctic science contributions to implementing the Paris Agreement"

Lead organiser are EU-PolarNet/APPLICATE, with the support and contribution of Blue-Action, ICE-ARC, INTAROS, Nunataryuk, INTERACT. The side event will deal with the following topics: Introduction and link to Paris Agreement, Changing weather pattern,  Glacier/ice sheet melt impact on sea level, Permafrost, Influence of the Arctic on Global Oceans.

  • Event title: Polar insights for climate action: Arctic science contributions to implementing the Paris Agreement
  • Thematic focus:Impact of the EU’s investment in Arctic science 
  • Venue: EU Pavillion

14-16 Nov 2017, Rovaniemi Arctic Spirit conference, Rovaniemi (FI)

Poster of Blue-Action on WP5 case studies presented at this event.

Organiser: Arctic Center of the Univ. Lapland and Rovaniemi City

Blue-Action representative: Ilona Mettiäinen (Ac UoL)

Venue and agenda: Opens external link in current window

Papers, papers, papers!

Congratulations to the following colleagues for publishing their results related to the Blue-Action project!

(**) These papers acknowledge the project Blue-Action.

28 April 2017 The Obukhov Institute of Atmospheric Physics, Russian Academy of Sciences awarded Russian funding for mirrowing Blue-Action proposal!

Partner Obukhov Institute of Atmospheric Physics, Russian Academy of Sciences (IAP-RAS), represented by the PI Vladimir Semenov, has been awarded Russian funding by the Russian Ministry of Education and Science for taking part in the Blue-Action activities. Opens internal link in current windowRead more >>

12 April 2017 First newsletter of Blue-Action is out!

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We will have quarterly newsletter in Blue-Action. 

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Photo courtesy of Stephane Lartigue Sud Ouest

17 March 2017 Alain Juppé visiting EPOC labs "Ces labos sont des pépites!"

Alain Juppé, former prime Minister of France, mayor of Bordeaux, visited EPOC, our partner, and got briefed about our project by Didier Swingedouw. More info about his visit in the French media: Initiates file downloadArticle in French only!

3 April 2017 Blue-Action on Zenodo

We are in the process of uploading presentations and reports in Zenodo, to grant open access to full materials in our project. Have a look at the Blue-Action community: Opens external link in new window

27 January 2017: ISGlobal replacing IC3 in the consortium

The team of Opens internal link in current windowJoan Ballester involved in Blue-Action is going to be transferred to the Opens external link in new windowISGlobal, the
Barcelona Institute for Global Health
and continue performing activities in WP5 under the ISGlobal. The changes have been already formalized with the European Commission.

Welcome on board, ISGlobal, partner Nr. 41!

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




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