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2nd Baltic Earth Conference
The Baltic Sea Region in Transition
Helsingor, Denmark
11 - 15 June 2018

BACC II


 

News/Announcements Archive

(for earlier BALTEX archive entries, go to here...)


North Sea Climate Change Assessment now online available as Open Access! Congratulations for this tremendous effort!

Interview with students and lecturers about the Askö Summer School...
A short note by the Baltic Sea Centre of Stockholm University ...

Assessment Report of the Gulf of Finland published

The Finnish Environment Institute SYKE has published an assessment of the Gulf of Finland, compiling the research results of over a hundred Finnish, Russian and Estonian researchers. The over 300-page publication includes recent information on issues such as eutrophication, hazardous substances, invasive species, noise, maritime traffic, and plastic waste. The publication is the most important result of the Gulf of Finland Year arranged by the countries.  The publication includes for the first time a comprehensive collection of material on the status of the Gulf of Finland over a long period of time, collected by the three countries. Methods of collecting and analysing data were compared during the project. It makes it possible to gain commensurate, reliable information on the status of the Gulf of Finland.

More info:
http://www.environment.fi/en-US/Maps_and_statistics/An_extraordinarily_extensive_review_of_t%2840243%29

Report download:
https://helda.helsinki.fi/handle/10138/166296

Main results and recommendations: https://helda.helsinki.fi/bitstream/handle/10138/158476/SYKE_PolicyBrief_ENG_01122015.pdf?sequence=1

Summer school on Askö ended with smiling faces...
More...


Summer School on Askö started

20 students from 6 countries from around the Baltic Sea have gathered on the beautiful Swedish island of Askö for the third Baltic Earth summer school. After a rainy start, the sun is out and everybody is in good spirits for the days to come. Coming from an interdisciplinary mix of backgrounds (meteorology, oceanography, geography, social science, coastal engineering), the Master and PhD students will learn about the state of the art of climate and climate change research in the Baltic Sea region. Seven lecturers will cover all aspects of climate change in the Baltic Sea region.

Course coordinators are Markus Meier from the Leibnitz Institute for Baltic Sea Research Warnemünde and Marcus Reckermann from the International Baltic Earth Secretariat at Helmholtz-Zentrum Geesthacht. The summer school is also co-organized by the Universities of Rostock and Stockholm. More...


1st Baltic Earth Conference in Nida: Now Conference Summary and photo pages available...

Publish your Baltic Sea region related Earth system research in our Special Issue in Earth System Dynamics...

Three outstanding scientists of BALTEX and Baltic Earth honoured

During the 1st Baltic Earth Conference at Nida, Lithuania, June 2016, Sirje Keevallik of Tallinn Technical University, Estonia, Anders Omstedt of University of Gothenburg, Sweden, and Hans von Storch, Helmholtz-Zentrum Geesthacht, Germany, were awarded a "Certificate of Excellence", in recognition of their outstanding achievements for the Baltic Earth and BALTEX science communities, on behalf of the Baltic Earth Science Steering Group and Baltic Earth and BALTEX scientific communities.

Sirje was among the first scientists in the early BALTEX days to bridge the gap between the post-soviet and western research communities in the eastern part of the Baltic Sea region in the 1990s. Together with Ehrhard Raschke, who celebrated his 80th Birthday at the conference, she was a crucial figure for the opening process and has been active in BALTEX and Baltic Earth ever since. She was co-chair of the BALTEX Science Steering Group until 2013. Anders had been an active member of the BALTEX Science Steering Group from the very beginning, and soon became the driving factor for many BALTEX Phase I and II activities, including the BACC assessments. He was co-chair of the BALTEX Science Steering Group until 2013. During BALTEX Phase II, Hans initiated the BALTEX and Baltic Earth Assessments of Climate Change in the Baltic Sea basin (BACC), and thus made a considerable impact on the BALTEX and Baltic Earth research communities. He was co-chair of the BALTEX Science Steering Group until 2013. All three have with their experience and overview successfully contributed to the transformation of BALTEX to Baltic Earth, and have continued to be members of the Baltic Earth Science Steering Group.

We congratulate the three laureates and thank them for their long and successful support of the BALTEX and Baltic Earth communities! All the best for the future!


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!


PhD Position in Numerical ocean wave modelling and data analysis Helmholtz-Zentrum Geesthacht, Germany. Application deadline: 8 November 2016

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.
    More...


  • The BONUS Secretariat is looking for 2 candidates to conduct two assessment studies on BONUS impact.
    Deadline: 22 August 2016.
    More ...

  • 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. More...

  • 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

  • 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 ...

  • 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...

  • Second Workshop on the ‘Major Baltic Inflow of December 2014’
    13 April 2016,
    IOPAN, Sopot, Poland.

    Invitation letter...
    Programme...
    Practical infos...
    Registration...

  • 3 positions available at Baltic Sea Research Institute in Warnemünde, Germany (IOW), Application deadline: 7 February:
    Statistical analysis of regional climate model data and observations (tenure track)
    Regional climate system modelling (tenure track)

    Ph.D. position in regional climate system modelling

  • Three open positions in Finnish Meteorological Institute tenure track programme... Application Deadline: 8 December 2015

  • See presentations, videos and photos from the Baltic Earth/BEAM Summer School on Askö!
    More...


  • BACC II book was launched and discussed at ECCA 2015 in Copenhagen. More...
    Interview with Deliang Chen...
    An Interview on Baltic Earth by Marcus Reckermann of the International Baltic Earth Secretariat

  • BACC II book now available as Open Access for free download. More...

  • An international workshop on the Major Baltic Inflow of December 2014 will take place at the Leibniz Institute for Baltic Sea Research Warnemünde, on 20 May 2015. More info and registration here...

  • Presentations and photos of the Baltic Earth Seminar on Climate modelling and impacts: From the global to the regional to the urban scale
    10 March 2015, HafenCity University Hamburg. More...

  • Baltic Earth now in the social media:
    www.baltic-earth.eu/facebook
    www.baltic-earth.eu/twitter

    Like and follow us!
    Also follow The BACC Blog...

  • BACC II book on the finish line ...
    The new BACC II book is in its final stage of production. According to the augurs, the book will be published in April as Open Access.
    You can already now pre-order a print copy here... 

  • Baltic Earth - Gulf of Finland Year 2014 Modelling Workshop
    Modelling as a tool to ensure sustainable development of the Gulf of Finland-Baltic Sea ecosystem.
    A scientific workshop in support of the Gulf of Finland Declaration. 24-25 November 2014, Finnish Environment Institute (SYKE), Helsinki. More...

  • New review paper on BALTEX Phase II achievements in physical Oceanography
    This Open Access article in "Progress in Oceanography", authored by Anders Omstedt, Jüri Elken, Andreas Lehmann, Matti Leppäranta, Markus Meier, Kai Myrberg and Anna Rutgersson, represents a major wrap-up product of BALTEX Phase II, focusing on the progress in pysical oceanography of the Baltic Sea during the period 2003 to 2014 . Here...

  • TV Interview on Baltic Earth by Markus Meier (in Swedish) here...
    SMHI web article on Baltic Earth here...

  • New article on Baltic Earth in EOS here...
    (this article was chosen as a "good example" by AGU and EOS. It will be listed on AGU’s Sharing Science Web site (http://sites.agu.org/sharingscience), which aims to help members share their science with the public, with legislators, with students, and with each other.)

  • Baltic Sea Fund honours BACC initiator Hans von Storch
    More...

  • Professorship for System Analysis and modelling and Director of the Institute of Coastal Research, Helmholtz-Zentrum Geesthacht, Germany
    Application Deadline: 19 June 2014

  • Postdoctoral fellowship in coupled physical-biogeochemical modeling in Norrköping, Sweden.
    Application Deadline: 25 May 2014

  • Research Associate/ PostDoc wanted at the Max Planck Institute for Meteorology (MPI-M) in Hamburg, Germany. Application Deadline: 24 March 2014. Details here...

  • PhD Thesis on "Modelling the Dissolved Inorganic Carbon System in the Baltic Sea" by Moa Edman, October 2013. Here...

  • 2014 ASLO Open Sciences Meeting, Honolulu, Hawaii, 23-28 February 2014. More...

  • 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

  • Baltic Earth Workshop on Natural hazards and extreme events in the Baltic Sea region, 30-31 January 2014, Finnish Meteorological Institute, Helsinki, Finland. More...

  • Call for abstracts at the EGU General Assembly Vienna, 27 April- 2 May 2014. Please consider submitting an abstract for presentation in our Baltic Earth releated open session on Coastal and Shelf Seas. This session solicits for contributions related to the Baltic Earth Grand Challenges.http://meetingorganizer.copernicus.org/EGU2014/session/14436Please note the deadline for abstract submission is 16 January 2014

  • The Baltic Sea and similar sea areas in focus at ASLO Ocean Sciences Meeting 23-28 February 2014 in Honolulu: Session 002 - Understanding Coupled Human-Natural Systems: Multi-disciplinary Approaches for Addressing Sustainability of the Marine Environment. More infos here...

  • On Monday 10 June 2013, the BALTEX successor programme Baltic Earth was launched in the presence of H.M. King Carl XVI Gustaf, King of Sweden at the 7th Study Conference on BALTEX in Borgholm on Öland.



    Launch of the new Baltic Earth programme in the presence of H.M. King Carl XVI Gustaf, King of Sweden. To the right of His Majesty is Colonel Per H. Nilsson, Lena Häll Eriksson, Director General Swedish Meteorological and Hydrological Institute, SMHI (Sweden), Stefan Carlsson, County Administrative Board Kalmar, Mikhail Durkin, HELCOM, and Markus Meier, SMHI and Baltic Earth Interims Steering Group chair; to the left are Anders Omstedt, University of Gothenburg (Sweden) and BALTEX Steering Group co-chair, Sirje Keevallik, Tallinn University of Technology (Estonia) and BALTEX Steering Group co-chair, Jan Erici, Chair of City Council Borgholm Municipality, Ian A. Nicholls, Linnaeus University Kalmar, and Hans von Storch, Helmholtz-Zentrum Geesthacht (Germany) and BALTEX Steering Group co-chair.



    Markus Meier, SMHI and Baltic Earth Interims Steering Group chair (left), Marcus Reckermann, Head of the International BALTEX Secretariat at Helmholtz-Zentrum Geesthacht, and Anna Rutgersson, Uppsala University and co-chair of the Baltic Earth Interims Steering Group uncover the new Baltic Earth logo.

    Photos: Marcus Reckermann (upper) and Karl Nilsson (middle and lower).

    Read more on Baltic Earth and the 7th Study Conference here very soon.

    Link to the Royal Website here...


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