Thursday, 18 September 2014

BALTEX Phase II paper

The BALTEX Phase II paper has been published - open access

Progress in physical oceanography of the Baltic Sea during the 2003–2014 period

by A. Omstedt, J. Elken, A. Lehmann, M. Leppäranta, H.E.M. Meier, K. Myrberg and A. Rutgersson


We review the last decade’s major achievements in Baltic Sea physical oceanography.
Observational, gridded, and model data for the region are increasingly available.
Turbulence and strait flows are better understood based on high-resolution data.
Baltic system functioning is better understood on decadal and centennial scales.
Coupled Baltic Sea–North Sea systems are being better modelled.

Wednesday, 12 February 2014

Baltic Sea Fund honours BACC initiator Hans von Storch

On 11 February 2014 it was communicated that The Baltic Sea Fund delegation decided to award Hans von Storch for his work on highlighting the impacts of climate change on the Baltic Sea.

Here is the justification of the delegation:

Professor Hans von Storch from Hamburg, Germany is awarded the Baltic Sea Fund Prize for his efforts to shed light on the effects of climate change on the Baltic Sea. He has given an exemplary contribution to compilation of fragmentary information and knowledge into a comprehensive picture of the impact of climate change in the region. Von Storch is through his interdisciplinary collaboration, e.g. with social scientists, and through his interest in the social and human aspects, been able to increase the understanding of climate and climate change in the wider socio-economic context among policy makers and the general public.

I would think that this prize indirectly also honours all those who have participated in the BACC efforts. The second BACC book is currently in preparation and is expected to be published sometime this summer.

Congratulations Hans!