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1st Baltic Earth Conference
Multiple drivers for Earth system changes in the Baltic Sea region
Nida, Curonian Spit, Lithuania
13 - 17 June 2016

BACC II


 

Announcements


 
Position available for:
Doctoral student in environmental science
Lund University, Sweden, Faculty of Science, Department of Physical Geograhy and Ecosystem Science.
Application deadline:
7 July 2016
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BALTEX Website...
 

Extending the knowledge of the regional Earth system in the Baltic Sea region


Baltic Earth stands for the vision to achieve an improved Earth system understanding of the Baltic Sea region. This means that the research disciplines of BALTEX continue to be relevant, but a more holistic view of the Earth system encompassing processes in the atmosphere, on land and in the sea as well as in the antroposphere shall gain in importance in Baltic Earth relative to BALTEX. Specific grand research challenges represent interdisciplinary research questions to be tackled by the new programme in the coming years. A major means will be scientific assessments of particluar research topics by expert groups, similar to the BACC approach, which shall help to identify gaps and inconsistencies in the current knowledge. The continuity in basic research fields, structure (secretariat, conferences, publications) and the network (people and institutions) is symbolised by the clearly recognizable logo, being very similar to the BALTEX logo, but still distinctly different.

A science plan is currently in preparation. The intention is to respond flexibly to a continuously on-going definition of core research questions which are identified to be key scientific issues, so-called Grand Challenges for research. These will be identified at conferences and by assessing existing knowledge in a specific research field by dedicated working groups (following the BACC approach). Research foci are planned for periods of about 3-4 years. Baltic Earth will communicate with stakeholders and research funding agencies to promote funding relevant for the Grand Challenges.


NEWS

Thank you for a great conference!

Thanks to the local organizers and helpers, thank you the people of Nida for their hopsitality, and of course the biggest "Thank You" to all participants for making this conference so enjoyable!

Shortly, a scientific summary, as well as lots of photos from the conference and beyond, will be available on the conference web pages!


1st Baltic Earth Conference in Nida, Lithuania opened ...

Baltic Earth chairman Markus Meier opened the 1st Baltic Earth Conference in Nida, Lithuania. The mayor of Nida/Neringa, Darius Jasaitis, said that we could not have the selected a better place for this conference, as the Curonian Spit has been shaped by nature and humans for thousands of years. The phantastic opening presentations by Jan Harff, Don Boesch (on the Chesapeake Bay) and Martin Stendel set the stage for the coming days...

Programme with participant list and proceedings with extended abstracts here...

Press Release in English here...
Pressemitteilung auf Deutsch hier...


Fredrik Wulff, one of the most influential ecosystem scientists in the Baltic Sea region, is deceased.
We condole with his family and friends. The Baltic Sea research community has lost a great colleague.
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International Conference on Regional Climate-CORDEX 2016 (17-20 May 2016)

Baltic Earth contributed to an informal dicussion on "THE USE OF COUPLED RCMS (ALSO CALLED RCSM OR RESM) IN CORDEX AND SPECIFICALLY IN THE COMING FLAGSHIP PILOT STUDIES". The side event was organized by Samuel Somot (Med-CORDEX) and Markus Meier (Baltic Earth).

The programme was the following:
- Short intro with the goals of the meeting (Samuel Somot, Markus Meier)
- The CORDEX mini-challenge on coupling (Daniela Jacob, CORDEX SAT member)
- The use of coupled RCMs in Polar CORDEX (Annette Rinke)
- The use of coupled RCMs in Baltic Earth / Euro-CORDEX domain (Markus Meier)
- The use of coupled RCMs in Med-CORDEX (Samuel Somot)

Discussion:
- The use of coupled RCMs in other CORDEX domains
- Identification of coordination needs across CORDEX domains for the use coupled RCMs in CORDEX and CORDEX FPS
- List of recommendations to be sent to the CORDEX SAT - Future actions

Conference website ... (a summary will follow shortly)


 

Upcoming Events


13 - 17 June 2016:
1st Baltic Earth Conference
Multiple drivers for Earth system changes in the Baltic Sea region, Nida, Curonian Spit, Lithuania. More...

29 August – 5 September 2016:
International Summer School on Climate change in the Baltic Sea region, Askö Laboratory, Trosa, Sweden. More...
21 September 2016:
Baltic Earth Seminar on "Exchanges between the North and Baltic Seas – A scientific overview" in the framework of the Fehmarnbelt Days 2016, Hamburg HafenCity University, Germany

For past events look here...




BACC I (2008) download


 

New BALTEX Publications here

New Books

Omstedt, A.
Connecting Analytical Thinking and Intuition: And the Nights Abound with Inspiration.
SpringerBriefs in Earth Sciences
ISBN 978-3-319-27534-5 More

The BACC II Author Team
Second Assessment of Climate Change for the Baltic Sea Basin
Springer Regional Climate Studies Open Access, 501 p., May 2015
ISBN 978-3-319-16005-4 More

Omstedt, A.
Guide to process based modelling of lakes and coastal seas. Second Edition.
Springer-Praxis books in Geophysical Sciences, DOI 10.1007/978-3-319-17990-2, 2015
ISBN 978-3-319-16005-4 More

Schmidt-Thomé, P., J. Klein (Eds.)
Climate Change Adaptation in Practice - from strategy development to implementation
Wiley Blackwell Book Publication, 327 p., May 2013
ISBN 978-0-470-97700-2 More

Pastuszak, M., Igras, J. (Eds.)
Temporal and spatial differences in emission of nitrogen and phosphorus from the Polish territory to the Baltic Sea
National Marine Fisheries Institute, Institute of Soil Science and Plant Cultivation - State Research Institute Fertilizer Research Institute, Gdynia, 2012. 448 p. ISBN 978-8361650-08-9

Reckermann, M., K. Brander, B.R. MacKenzie, A. Omstedt (Eds.)
Climate Impacts on the Baltic Sea: From Science to Policy
Series: Springer Earth System Sciences. Springer Verlag, Heidelberg , 2012. 216 p. More

Schmelzer, N., J. Holfort, M. Sztobryn, P. Przygrodzki (Eds.)
Climatological Ice Atlas for the western and southern Baltic Sea (1961-2010)
ISBN 978-3-86987-278-0, BSH No. 2338 More

Omstedt, A.
Guide to Process Based Modeling of Lakes and Coastal Seas
Series: Praxis Books, Geophysical Sciences. Springer Verlag, Heidelberg , 2011. 310 p. More


New Articles

Kuliński k, Hammer K, Schneider B, Schulz-Bull D 2016:
Remineralization of terrestrial dissolved organic carbon in the Baltic Sea
Marine Chemistry 181:10-17, April 2016
Abstract

Shaltout M, Tonbol K, Omstedt A, 2015:
Sea-level change and projection for future flooding along the Egyptian Mediterranean coast.
Oceanologia 57(4):293-307, October 2015
Abstract

Gustafsson E, Omstedt A, Gustafsson BG, 2015:
The air-water CO2 exchange of a coastal sea—A sensitivity study on factors that influence the absorption and outgassing of CO2 in the Baltic Sea.
Journal of Geophysical Research Oceans DOI: 10.1002/2015JC010832, August 2015
Abstract

Parard G, Charantonis A, Rutgersson A, 2015:
Remote Sensing the sea surface CO2 of the Baltic Sea using the SOMLO methodology
Biogeosciences 12:3369-3384, June 2015
Abstract

Almroth-Rosell, E., K. Eilola, I. Kuznetsov, P. O. J. Hall, and H. E. M. Meier, 2015:
A new approach to model oxygen dependent benthic phosphate fluxes in the Baltic Sea
Journal of Marine Systems, 144, 127-141, April 2015
Abstract

Liu, Y., H. E. M. Meier, and K. Eilola, 2014:
Improving the multi-annual, highresolution modelling of biogeochemical cycles in the Baltic Sea by using data assimilation.
Tellus A, 66, 24908, December 2014
Abstract

Omstedt, A., Elken, J., Lehmann, A., Leppäranta, M., Meier, H.E.M., Myrberg, K., Rutgersson, A. 2014
Progress in physical oceanography of the Baltic Sea during the 2003-2014 period
Progress in Oceanography 128:139-171, November 2014
Contact Author: Anders.Omstedt@gvc.gu.se
Abstract

Schimanke, S., C. Dieterich, and H. E. M. Meier, 2014:
An algorithm based on SLP- uctuations to identify major Baltic inflow events.
Tellus A, 66, 23452, October 2014
Abstract

Rutgersson, A., Jaagus J., Schenk F., Stendel M. 2014
Observed changes and variability of atmospheric parameters in the Baltic Sea region during the last 200 years
Clim Res 61(2):177-190, September 2014
Contact Author: anna.rutgersson@met.uu.se
Abstract

Sproson D, Sahlée E, 2014
Modelling the impact of Baltic Sea upwelling on the atmospheric boundary layer
Tellus A 66, August 2014
Contact Author: david.sproson@geo.uu.se
Abstract

Eilola, K., E. Almroth-Rosell, and H. E. M. Meier, 2014:
Impact of saltwater inflows on phosphorus cycling and eutrophication in the Baltic Sea. A 3D model study.
Tellus A, 66, 23985, August 2014
Abstract

Special Issue Oceanologia, Vol. 56, (2), 2014
7th Study Conference on BALTEX 2013, selected papers
12 papers, pdf | online

H.E. Markus Meier, Anna Rutgersson and Marcus Reckermann (2014)
An Earth System Science Program for the Baltic Sea Region
EOS 95 (13), 109-110
Abstract

Kuliński, K., B. Schneider, K. Hammer, U. Machulik, D. Schulz-Bull 2014
The influence of dissolved organic matter on the acid-base system of the Baltic Sea
Journal of Marine Systems 132:106-115, April 2014
Contact Author: kroll@iopan.gda.pl
Abstract

Timo Vihma
Effects of Arctic Sea Ice Decline on Weather and Climate: A Review
Surv Geophys DOI 10.1007/s10712-014-9284-0
Abstract


AMBIO Volume 43, Issue 1, February 2014
Special Issue: BONUS+ in Support of the Ecosystem Approach to Management in the Baltic Sea
Guest Editors: Andris Andrusaitis, Maija Sirola and Kaisa Kononen

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