Blue-Action: Your input for the "Arctic in situ observing systems" Survey

Added by Chiara Bearzotti 7 days ago

Dear Blue-Action colleagues,
We have been asked to circulate this request to all Blue-Action scientists by the project INTAROS.
This survey addresses Arctic in-situ observations of the ocean, atmosphere, terrestrial sphere and cryosphere, retrieved through established networks/observing systems as well as individual large projects.

Scope of the survey
To collect the information needed to assess the existing Arctic in-situ observing systems in terms of data delivery chain, accessibility, and spatial-temporal coverage.

Why is important?
The repository of the answers will enhance the visibility of the assessed data, and will facilitate data discovery for stakeholders and data users.

Link to the survey
Please reply to the survey here: [[]]
Please read carefully the definitions, scope and contents on this page before starting the survey.

Official text
We are pleased to announce the public opening of the INTAROS questionnaire to survey the characteristics of the existing in-situ Arctic observing systems (questionnaire A). National and international institutions, agencies, and projects that have been (or are still) collecting in situ observations from fixed or mobile, permanent or temporary platforms in the Arctic are invited to answer to the questionnaire. The received answers will integrate those provided by the INTAROS partners, will be placed in an open access repository, and will be used to assess the Arctic observing system and analyze its gaps. The assessment is in line with the assessments of climate data record and of measurement series done under the FP7 CORE-CLIMAX project and the H2020 GAIA-CLIM project, respectively. The repository of the answers will enhance the visibility of the assessed data, and will facilitate data discovery for stakeholders and data users.

In case of questions or comments, please contact: intaros-quest @

Please help us in spreading the word, the more replies to the survey, the better!

Redmine User Information: Maintenance and Renaming of

Added by Alexander Bugl 17 days ago

What will happen:

  • upgrade of the Subversion server
  • renaming of the Subversion server to


  • Tuesday, April 10th, 8 am - 9:30 am

Who/What is affected:

  • Subversion on the server has been upgraded to v1.8
  • The machine has been renamed to

What to do after the maintenance:

If you are still using SVN repositories, then you should prepare them for future use:
  • You might need to accept a new SSL server certificate after svn commands:
    $ svn update
    Updating '.':
    Error validating server certificate for '':
     - The certificate is not issued by a trusted authority. Use the
       fingerprint to validate the certificate manually!
    Certificate information:
     - Hostname:
     - Valid: from Apr  6 12:26:43 2018 GMT until Jul  9 12:26:43 2020 GMT
     - Issuer: Max-Planck-Gesellschaft, Muenchen, Bayern, DE
     - Fingerprint: 87:7E:34:73:AC:47:C8:0A:CA:D1:48:27:90:B9:2F:DB:8F:31:29:2C
  • The repositories might need to be upgraded:
    $ svn upgrade
  • if you are still using SVN repositories, then these repositories might need to be relocated using svn relocate after the maintenance, e.g. for repository libmtime:
    $ svn relocate

Blue-Action: New publications acknowledging Blue-Action

Added by Chiara Bearzotti about 1 month ago

Dear all,
we have updated the list of publications acknowledging the Blue-Action project:

You can edit the redmine if you need to add there a publication. Please follow the instructions on the top of the redmine page.

You do not know how to acknowledge Blue-Action?
Please check the instructions below:
1) Acknowledge Blue-Action in the credits of your article with the following sentence "_This article has been co-funded by Blue-Action. Blue-Action project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 727852_" or "_This research was supported by the Blue-Action project (European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme, grant number: 727852)_"
2) Please make sure that open access is granted to this publication. See the rules for open access of this journal here:Rules for open access
3) Inform Chiara Bearzotti <> and Raeanne Miller 'Raeanne Miller' <> about your publication.

Kind regards,
The Project Office

Blue-Action: Redmine and Zenodo for Blue-Action

Added by Chiara Bearzotti about 2 months ago

Dear all,

We need to improve the tracking of what we do in our project, in terms of events we organise/contribute to and in terms of dissemination.

  • Do you have presentations or posters acknowledging Blue-Action? Please upload them directly in Zenodo!
    We do not use our website or the redmine as an archive for dissemination, we use Zenodo!
    How to upload your dissemination materials there:
    1. Go to to this link
    2. Log in (with GitHubor ORCID or create a new account)
    3. Go to the UPLOAD URL:
    4. Follow the instructions & complete all the fields.
      At the end of the process, Zenodo will notify Chiara about your new record linked to the Blue-Action community: Chiara has to approved it in order to add it to the Blue-Action collection.
      What kind of items we all need to upload in Zenodo? See the picture here attached with the list.

Kind regards,

Blue-Action: Save the date next project meeting 27-29 November 2018

Added by Chiara Bearzotti about 2 months ago

Dear all,
As communicated in Bologna, the next Blue-Action large project meeting will take place on 27-29 November 2018. (yes, 2018, this year!)
Location is still tbd. Three options are in discussion, Copenhagen, Bergen or Almada. We will let you know asap.

Kind regards,
Steffen, Daniela & Chiara

Blue-Action: Disseminating Blue-Action? Pls share materials

Added by Chiara Bearzotti about 2 months ago

Dear Blue-Action teams,
I know some of you have been very active in disseminating Blue-Action.
Please share your presentations and poster with the Blue-Action teams and help us in tracking your dissemination activities for the European Commission

How to?
Go to the page linked above, click on the pencil symbol on the upper right corner of the page. A new page will open: At the bottom of the page you will now find the button "Choose files", use that to upload you files from your drives.

Have you been to other meetings and these do not appear in our calendar?
Our calendar is available here If you do not find an event where you have been, please tell us and we can set up a page where you can upload you presentation and information on the meeting. Do not send us the presentations, we set up the page for you and you upload information there directly.

Thank you!
Kind regards,
Chiara & Raeanne

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

Added by Chiara Bearzotti 3 months 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 3 months 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 3 months 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

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