Blue-Action: ETH Zuerich and Maynooth University added to Blue-Action

Added by Chiara Bearzotti 19 days ago

Dear Blue-Action partners,
For information: we are going to add two new institutions to the consortium: ETH Zuerich and Maynooth University. As you know (see newsletter) Daniela Domeisen moved from GEOMAR to ETH Zuerich and Gerard McCarthy to Univ. Maynooth, that is why we are adding the new organisation to the consortium.

In the next days you will receive communications automatically sent via the Participant Portal related to this change in the contract with the European Commission.

Please IGNORE them! No action is needed from your side.
Kind regards,

CDO: Version 1.9.3 released

Added by Uwe Schulzweida 20 days ago

New features:
  • expr: added time coordinate function cdate(), ctime(), cdeltat(), ctimestep() ...
New operators:
  • not - logical NOT (1, if x equal 0; else 0)
Fixed bugs:
  • uvDestag: target grid undefined in output
  • runpctl: fails since release 1.8.0
  • read of reduced Gaussian grid description file failed [Bug #8146]
  • read error on grid description file [Bug #8099]

Blue-Action: New deliverables & newsletter

Added by Chiara Bearzotti 24 days ago

Deliverables online
We have published in Zenodo the following deliverables:

And we have some more in the pipeline for publication in the next days, stay tuned!

And our first newsletter for 2018 is out [[]]

Happy reading!
Your Project Office

Blue-Action: EU's Adaptation Strategy: public consultation now open!

Added by Chiara Bearzotti 2 months ago

A public consultation was launched by the EC on the evaluation the EU's Adaptation Strategy.
  • Link to the online consultation:[[]]
  • Deadline for taking part in the consultation:1 March 2018
  • Who can contribute: All citizens and organisations are welcome to contribute to this consultation. Contributions are particularly sought from professionals dealing with adaptation to climate change in all types of organisations in the EU.
  • More about the EU's Adaptation Strategy: [[]] The strategy adopted in April 2013 aims to increase the resilience of the EU territory by enhancing the preparedness and capacity of all government levels to respond to the impacts of climate change. The Strategy commits to delivering three objectives - promoting action by Member States; ‘climate-proofing’ action at EU level; and better-informed decision-making - through the implementation of eight Actions. Some of these are very relevant to Blue-Action!
  • Should you be particulary interested in the topic, please note that a public consultation meeting on the evaluation of the EU's Strategy on Adaptation to Climate Change, will be held on 23 January 2018 in Brussels, this is an open stakeholder workshop. Check the pages linked above to know more about this workshop...

We strongly recommend to take part in the exercise, as an individual or as an organisation.

Your Project Office

Blue-Action: Annual meeting, publication list, jobs, use of redmine

Added by Chiara Bearzotti 3 months ago

Annual meeting Blue-Action in 2018: registration mandatory!
You necessarily need to use this page for registration:
Hotel suggestions in Bologna: Please note that NO block reservation has been made.
Updates on this event in our intranet (Agenda...):

A new job position has been opened at Marine Scotland Science
Physical Oceanographer - Marine Scotland Science
Deadline for application: 19 December 2017 at midnight
Interviews expected early January 2018.
Marine Scotland Science is currently seeking applications for a Physical Oceanographer within the Oceanography Group of Marine Scotland Science (MSS) based in Aberdeen. This is a permanent appointment. The very diverse duties of this post include data acquisition (including in the field and going to sea), processing and quality assurance, scientific programming and interaction with specialist oceanographic instrumentation.
For more details, please visit

Editable list of publications in the redmine
  • Please add the publications acknowledging Blue-Action to this list:
    This list is editable by all Blue-Action registered intranet users.
  • In a second list (same page!) it is possible to add publications you contributed to, but where the acknowledgment sentence of the project contribution is not appearing.
    We do not publish the full PDFs of the peer-reviewed articles here, we just add the references for a citation and DOI to the lists.
    How to acknowledge then Blue-Action project in your peer-reviewed article? Just add this sentence to the article: "This research was supported by the Blue-Action project (European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme, grant number: 727852)."

We need your logos please!
Please upload the logo of your organization in this page of the redmine:

Did you know…?
We share a calendar in the redmine where you can see and keep track of all the events we attend and contribute to, with relevant documents, such as presentations:
You can filter the events by clicking on “Status”, pick “any” and adding the filter “Tracker” and selecting “is” “Meeting”.
Lots of interesting stuff here to share with colleagues. Have a look.

CDO: Version 1.9.2 released

Added by Uwe Schulzweida 3 months ago

Fixed bugs:
  • sign of grid size increment changes [Bug #7974]
  • compilation fails on OpenBSD [Bug #7961]
  • expr: nesting of ternary operator lost in cdo-1.9.1 [Bug #7992]
  • rotuvb changed behavior in different versions [Bug #8084]
  • select with start=end range aborts with 'Invalid character' [Bug #7976]

Blue-Action: H2020 work pogrammes for 2018-2020 period: Links to docs

Added by Chiara Bearzotti 3 months ago

On 27 October 2017, the European Commission has published the Work Programme 2018-2020 for Horizon 2020. The third and last Work Programme of the current Framework Programme for Research and Innovation has an extended duration of three years, one year longer than the previous Work Programmes. Additionally, the budget was increased to an overall budget of around EUR 30 billion, including support to the European Research Council (EUR 6 billion).

The new Work Programme focuses on priority goals, such as growth, competitiveness, sustainable development as well as quality of life in times of demographic change and the digital single market. With the implementation of Horizon 2020, the EU wants to substantially contribute to the achievement of the “Sustainable Development Goals” (SDGs), marked by an increased focus or reference to these, especially in the Societal Challenges.

Due to the interdisciplinary nature of Horizon 2020 it is recommended to consult not only the Work Programme part in one’s own field of expertise but also other parts of the Work Programme.

The pilot initiative European Innovation Council (EIC) is a new addition to the Work Programme. Currently, calls for the SME Instrument, the funding instrument “Fast Track to Innovation” (FTI), prizes under Horizon 2020 and the project part “FET – Open” are summarized under the EIC. These calls are located in the Work Programme part 20 “Towards the next EU Framework Programme for Research and Innovation: European Innovation Council Pilot.”

As “Cross-cutting activities”, four Focus Areas are defined in the new Work Programme: a) “Boosting the effectiveness of the Security Union” (SU), b) “Digitising and transforming European industry services” (DT), c) “Building a low-carbon, climate resilient future” (LC) and d) “Connecting economic and environmental gains – the circular economy” (CE). The horizontal approach of the Focus Areas becomes clear by the distribution of individual corresponding topics across different subprogrammes of Horizon 2020.

Apart from calls in the Work Programme 2018-2020, notice should be taken of other funding opportunities. These include calls of the Joint Undertakings Clean Sky 2, IMI 2, BBI, ECSEL, FCH, HPC, Shift2Rail or SESAR as well as the ERA Nets and the Joint Programming Initiatives (JPI).

Furthermore, potential candidates should seek advice from the National Contact Points.
The network of National Contact Points (NCPs) is the main structure to provide guidance, practical information and assistance on all aspects of participation in Horizon 2020. NCPs are also established in many non-EU and non-associated countries ("third countries").

Information concerning individual programme parts are detailed below.
First calls opened on 31 October 2017 with deadlines in January 2018.

Work programmes 2018-2020 (Links to docs!)

» Excellent Science: Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions

» Excellent Science: Future and Emerging Technologies

» Excellent Science: Research Infrastructures

» Industrial Leadership: Information and Communication Technologies

» Industrial Leadership: Nanotechnologies, Advanced Materials, Advanced Manufacturing and Processing, and Biotechnology

» Industrial Leadership: Space

» Industrial Leadership: Innovation in SMEs

» Societal Challenge 1: Health, Demographic Change and Wellbeing

» Societal Challenge 2: Food Security, Sustainable Agriculture and Forestry, Marine, Maritime and Inland Water Research, and the Bio-economy

» Societal Challenge 3: Secure, Clean and Efficient Energy

» Societal Challenge 4: Smart, Green and Integrated Transport

» Societal Challenge 5: Climate Action, Environment, Resource Efficiency and Raw Materials

» Societal Challenge 6: Inclusive, Innovative and Reflective Societies

» Societal Challenge 7: Secure Societies

» European Innovation Council (EIC) pilot

If you are missing anything in this list, please consult this page:

Kind regards,

Blue-Action: Annual meeting Blue-Action in 2018: registration needed

Added by Chiara Bearzotti 4 months ago

Register for the Annual Meeting 2018 in Bologna!
The meeting will take place in Bologna (IT) on 18 an 19 January 2018: please plan to be there for the two full days.
Registration for this event is mandatory, places are limited. First come first served principle!

Via Gobetti 101, (inside the CNR Research Area campus), 40129 Bologna, Italy

Registration page
You necessarily need to use this page for registration:

Hotels suggested
Hotel suggestions in Bologna:
Please note that NO block reservation has been made.

Updates on this event in our intranet

CDO: Version 1.9.1 released

Added by Uwe Schulzweida 4 months ago

New features:
  • Added support for NC_FORMAT_CDF5
  • Extend option --reduce_dim to all dimension for all operators
New operators:
  • tee - Duplicate a data stream
Changes operators:
  • eof, eof3d: set default value of environment variable CDO_WEIGHT_MODE to off
  • sinfo: Added time type
  • ap2pl: added support for input data on half levels
Fixed bugs:
  • selindexbox: breaks uvRelativeToGrid flag [Bug #7901]
  • expr: AND fall through OR
  • --cmor option doesn't work for lon/lat bounds (introduced in 1.9.0)
  • eof3d: weight array was allocated for only one level

Blue-Action: Inputs for the Blue-Action newsletter?

Added by Chiara Bearzotti 5 months ago

Dear Blue-Action partners,
We need your input for the next edition of the Blue-Action Quarterly Newsletter!
If you have interesting contributions and would like them to appear in this edition of the newsletter, please share them with us by the end of next week.

  • Do you have new staff in your team? Are you hiring? Tell us!
  • Have you published an exciting new paper? Let us know!
  • Did you join a meeting where you talked about Blue-Action? If yes, provide us with some details…
  • Is there anything you are planning (workshops? Exchange?) and you would like to share it with the larger Blue-Action community?
  • Have you started cooperating with other projects and you consider this relevant for the larger Blue-Action community?
  • Are there new initiatives which you think the Blue-Action partnership should know about?
  • Anything else you would like to share with the wider Blue-Action community?

Please send contributions Raeanne and Chiara directly: and
Thank you for your inputs!

Raeanne & Chiara

PS- Please do not forget to register for the annual meeting in Bologna on 18-19 Jan 2018 on Eventbrite:

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