Tuesday, 17 July 2012

Outreach booklet based on the BACC book

A new outreach booklet on "Ostseeküste im Klimawandel" by Insa Meinke and Marcus Reckermann, based on the Northern German Climate Atlas produced by the Northern German Climate Office, and the BACC book, was recently published. The booklet, which is written in German and emphasizes on climate change and its impacts on the german Baltic Sea coast, may serve as a prototype of outreach products which could be summarized from the BACC II material in the different Baltic Sea languages for the educated layperson. The booklet is free and can be ordered here...

Climate Impacts on the Baltic Sea: From Science to Policy

A new BALTEX book on Climate Impacts on the Baltic Sea: From Science to Policy by Reckermann, M., K. Brander, B.R. MacKenzie, A. Omstedt (Eds.) was published with Springer (Series: Springer Earth System Sciences. Springer Verlag, Heidelberg, 2012. 216 p.).

The book, which is based on lectures given at a summer school on the Baltic Sea island of Bornholm in the summer of 2009, provides an interdisciplinary view on climate change impacts on the Baltic Sea and attempts to bridges the gap between science and policy making as well as sustainable environmental management.
The Baltic Sea area is an old cultural landscape with a well developed international framework for monitoring, assessing and managing its marine ecosystems. It provides a good case study for other regions where such management is being set up. The chapters in this book cover a range of topics, spanning from detailed descriptions of political agreements that protect the marine environment, to basic modelling instructions, to an assessment of the possible impacts of climate change on the marine ecosystem, to a reflection on the role of climate scientists and their responsibility in society. This interdisciplinary book is primarily directed at students and lecturers of the environmental disciplines to provide an overview of the possible impacts of climate change on the Baltic Sea. It is also intended to serve as a background reference for scientists and policy makers, both for the Baltic Sea area and more generally. The book is a contribution to the BALTEX programme and to the BONUS+ projects ECOSUPPORT and Baltic-C.
Link to Springer book page...