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

Added by Chiara Bearzotti 7 days 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:

Blue-Action: Annual meeting Blue-Action project 2018: registration open

Added by Chiara Bearzotti about 1 month ago

Dear all,
Please save the dates in your calendar and proceed with booking of tickets/hotels.
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 page
You necessarily need to use this page for registration: [[]]

Draft agenda
will be published in the redmine in the following days: [[]]

More details will follow in the next days.

Kind regards!

The Coordination team

CDO: Version 1.9.0 released (1 comment)

Added by Uwe Schulzweida 3 months ago

New features:
  • Code changed from ANSI C99 to ISO C++11
  • Added configure option for ecCodes --with-eccodes=<yes|no|directory>
  • Added range operator to all statistic modules (e.g. yearrange, zonrange)
Fixed bugs:
  • expr: improve ternary operator, no brackets needed anymore.
  • expr: added support for clev in ternary operator.
  • remapcon/remapycon produces wrong results for some grid combinations (introduced in 1.8.0) [Bug #7821]
  • mergetime: wrong time information if first input file does not contain the first time step (bug introduced in 1.8.1) [Bug #7760]
  • percentile: fix wrong result with method numpy (linear interpolation) and nist [Bug #7798]

Blue-Action: Ocean Sciences meeting in Portland, February 2018

Added by Chiara Bearzotti 3 months ago

Dear Blue-Action colleagues,
would you be interested in submitting an abstract for the session "North Atlantic – Nordic seas – Arctic Ocean heat exchanges: Processes and Impacts (HE008)"?

Session ID#: 29748
Session Description:
Exchange flows between the subpolar North Atlantic and the Arctic Ocean via the Nordic Seas are key components of the global climate system. The southward deep overflows feed the abyssal limb of the Atlantic Meridional Overturning Circulation affecting global climate, and the northward heat transport by the Atlantic Water affects Arctic sea ice and land ice cover, ecosystems, European weather and global climate. While knowledge of the magnitude of these fluxes and of their driving mechanisms are key to predicting changes on both the Atlantic and the Arctic sides, the processes and timescales involved are poorly understood.
This session invites contributions that address any of the exchange flows, their driving mechanisms, and downstream impacts of changes on either the Atlantic or the Arctic side. It aims to bring together observational, theoretical and numerical work on issues including but not limited to dynamics and kinematics of the regional ocean circulation, local and remote impacts of changes in oceanic heat transports on the atmosphere, sea ice, marine terminating glaciers, and biogeochemistry, and their linkages and predictability.

Primary Chair:
Renske Gelderloos, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD, United States
  • Céline Heuzé, University of Gothenburg, Gothenburg, Sweden
  • Marius Årthun, Bjerknes Centre for Climate Research, Bergen, Norway
  • Kerstin Jochumsen, University of Hamburg, Hamburg, Germany

More info: [[]]

Blue-Action: Webstreaming: A sustainable Arctic–innovative approaches

Added by Chiara Bearzotti 4 months ago

This might be of interest to the Blue-Action SG, and WPs 5-8

Link to webstreaming: .
It’s happening today (15 June) and tomorrow 16 June.

On 15 June Finnish Minister for Foreign Affairs Timo Soini, the High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy/Vice-President of the European Commission Federica Mogherini and EU Commissioner for Environment, Maritime Affairs and Fisheries Karmenu Vella will have an open debate with representatives from governments, industry, research, indigenous and local community representatives on the challenges and opportunities facing the Arctic and on how international and local cooperation can boost sustainable and innovative development.

On 16 June the event will also include a high-level session of the Arctic Stakeholder Forum and the annual Indigenous Peoples Arctic Dialogue.

Recordings of the webstream will be available on this page:
More information:

(Thank you, Raeanne for telling us!)

CDO: Version 1.8.2 released

Added by Uwe Schulzweida 5 months ago

Fixed bugs:
  • setpartab: variable name does not change [Bug #7681]
  • cmorlite: skipped empty key values [Bug #7681]
  • setcalendar, settaxis memory error (bug introduce in 1.8.1) [Bug #7691]

Blue-Action: Are you attending ECCA 2017 in Glasgow? Feedback needed!

Added by Chiara Bearzotti 5 months ago

Dear Blue-Action partners,
Will anyone of you be at the European Climate Change Adaptation Conference (ECCA) conference in in Glasgow on 5-8 June?

If you are planning to be there with either a presentation or a poster: please get back to Raeanne with more information by the end of this week!

We need to inform our EC project officer about our participation to coordinate the promotion of our project.
Thank you!

Raeanne & Chiara

Blue-Action: Latest news for Blue-Action partners

Added by Chiara Bearzotti 6 months ago

The Technology Executive Committee will hold a special event on innovation and climate change. The event will take place during the Bonn Climate Change Conference.

Blue-Action summary in PDF / PowerPoint
Download it here
Zenodo: [[]]
Redmine: [[]]
(thank you, Raeanne!)

Blue-Action flyer
You will receive in the next days via post (snail mail) copies of the flyer of Blue-Action.
If you wish to have the digital version of the flyer, you can find it here: [[]]
(thank you, Raeanne, Rory and Euan!)

We're trying to coordinate efforts with INTAROS, APPLICATE, ICE-ARC, EU-PolarNet for the attendance of the following events:
  • COP 23, 6-17 November 2017, Bonn
  • UN Ocean Conference, 5-9 June 2017, New York (Arctic event)
  • Arctic Circle, 13-15 October 2017, Reykjavik
  • Arctic Change 2017, 11-15 December 2017, Quebec

Is anyone of you planning to attend? If yes, please mail Chiara:

Steering Committee telco
The last telco of the WP leaders took place on 21 April 2017: Minutes and recordings are available here [[]]

First newsletter of the project out!
Subscribe to it, and spread the word among your colleagues: [[]]

Enjoy the long weekend!

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