Sunday, 22 February 2015

BACC II book on the finish line...

The new BACC II book is in its final stage of production. Here you can see a first glimpse of the cover...

According to the augurs, the book will be published in April as Open Access.

You can already now pre-order a print copy here... 

Wednesday, 18 February 2015

Baltic Earth Seminar at HafenCity University Hamburg, 10 March 2015

As a good tradition, we attach a scientific workshop or seminar to regular Baltic Earth Science Steering Group meetings. This time we meet at the new HafenCity University (HCU) in Hamburg. HCU is brand new and is a highlight in the new HafenCity, which is a completely new city quarter where there had been for decades old and decaying port facilities.

The seminar´s topic this time will be: 

Climate modelling and impacts: From the Global to the Regional to the Urban scale

Scope of the seminar is to give an overview over the current state of research in the fields of global and regional climate modelling, and the impacts on the regional and urban scales.

Posters related to the seminar topic are invited to be presented. Send a poster abstract to Poster abstract and registration deadline is 2 March 2015. There are no fees involved but registration is required.

Registration link:
Event link:
Programme and flyer download here...

This open seminar is part of Baltic Earth and is organized by the International Baltic Earth Secretariat at Helmholtz-Zentrum Geesthacht in cooperation with HafenCity Universität Hamburg (HCU) and the Cluster of Excellence CliSAP of Hamburg University, which stands for „Integrated Climate System Analysis and Prediction“.

Tuesday, 17 February 2015

Baltic Earth Website launched!

Finally!!! The new Baltic Earth website is online!

 The new website succeeds the brave BALTEX website which has served BALTEX and Baltic Earth information for two decades. It is now in its well-deserved retirement, but still at service for any information on the BALTEX programme. It remains online under its address, but will not be further updated except for BALTEX related issues which may still come up in the future. Both, the old BALTEX and the new Baltic Earth sites are interlinked. And by the way... soon we there will be a Baltic Earth Facebook page.

Friday, 13 February 2015

Joint BACC and NOSCCA session at the EGU in Vienna, 12-17 April 2015

BACC has compiled the available knowledge on climate change and its impacts in the Baltic Sea region in a book in 2008. Then in 2010 there was a dedicated report following the BACC template, for the metropolitan region of Hamburg in Northern Germany; this only in German due to its geographically very regional scope. And then an initiative was started to do a BACC-like effort for the North Sea region - named NOSCCA (North Sea Region Climate Change Assessment). The NOSCCA team did not have the advantage that it could be recruited from an existing network of scientists, like BALTEX for the Baltic Sea in the case of BACC. Even more appreciable are the successful efforts of the NOSCCA coordinators to install a high level scientific writing team. The NOSCCA book will be published at the end of 2015 or early 2016, presumably, but they are now in a phase at which their results and chapters contents can be shared with the scientific community. This will be done in a joint session together with BACC. The BACC II book is about to be published (in print, expected in spring 2015). BACC II will also be available as Open Access.

Dedicated Session at EGU General Assemly 2015 in Vienna, 12-17 April 2015:  
Climate change assessments for the Baltic and North Sea regions (BACC, NOSCCA): Observations, model projections and impacts.
Programme expected by 25 February 2015. 
Early Registration deadline by 12 March 2015.