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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




Two Tenure Track positions available at Leibnitz Institute for Baltic Sea Research Warnemünde (IOW):
1. Climate analysis and climate modeling
2. Scientific programming in climate modelling
Application deadline: 5 June 2016

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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.


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.

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 (BalticEarth).

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)

- 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)


International Summer School on
Climate change in the Baltic Sea region
Askö Laboratory, Trosa, Sweden, 29 August – 5 September 2016

co-organized by Baltic Earth, Stockholm University Baltic Sea Centre and Leibniz Institute for Baltic Sea Research Warnemünde

Application Deadline: 1 June 2016. More infos here ...

1st Baltic Earth Conference in Nida, Lithuania: Preliminary Programme online here...

Baltic Earth - Gulf of Finland Seminar "Exchange processes between the Gulf of Finland and other Baltic Sea basins" in Tallinn:
Deadline for manuscripts is 31 March! Click here...

EGU General Assembly 2016 (EGU2016), 17–22 Apr 2016, Vienna, Austria.
Special joint BACC-NOSCCA session::
Climate change and its impacts in the Baltic and North Sea regions: Observations and model projections (CL4.04)

Baltic Earth - Gulf of Finland Seminar "Exchange processes between the Gulf of Finland and other Baltic Sea basins" in Tallinn. Wrap-up, summary and presentations here ...

HyMex-Baltic Earth Workshop "Joint regional climate system modelling for the European sea regions": Wrap-Up, Summary and Presentations here...


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 Fehmarn Belt 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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