These are events organised by Blue-Action, where members of the Blue-Action team will be participating or that are of general interest to the community. If you'd like to know more about our role in any of these events or wish to join, please contact our communications office.
4 November 2021, Ocean Connections from the Arctic across the globe, at COP26
A one-hour “workshop” at COP26, in the Nordic Pavilion in Glasgow & virtual
This workshop explores the importance of the ocean in the global and north west European climate, the need to ensure we are measuring the strength of ocean currents and the ocean’s properties, and how this information can be incorporated into climate models, climate services and decision-making at national and international levels. Please subscribe to the event page if you wish to be informed about the follow up and receive slides): https://www.eventbrite.dk/e/ocean-connections-from-the-arctic-across-the-globe-cop26-tickets-195734787017
Learn more about the Nordic cooperation at COP26 https://www.norden.org/en/information/nordic-co-operation-cop26-glasgow
16 September 2021, Webinar on "Ocean predictions and observations in response to the climate emergency"
Showcasing the link between ocean observations, climate models and climate services.Highlighting their importance for decision-making and for responding to the climate emergency.
This webinar is a joint collaboration of the Blue-Action, GHRSST, TRIATLAS, INTAROS projects: The Blue-Action project, the INTAROS and the TRIATLAS projects have received funding from the European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreements no. 727852, 727890 and 817578 respectively. The GHRSST project office is funded by the European Union Copernicus programme.
14 - 17 October 2021, Arctic Circle, Reykjavik (IS)
The annual Arctic Circle Assembly is the largest annual international gathering on the Arctic, attended by more than 2000 participants from 60 countries. It is attended by heads of states and governments, ministers, members of parliaments, officials, experts, scientists, entrepreneurs, business leaders, indigenous representatives, environmentalists, students, activists and others from the growing international community of partners and participants interested in the future of the Arctic. For more information, please see here.
1 - 12 November 2021, Conference of Parties 26, Glasgow (UK)
The COP26 summit will bring parties together to accelerate action towards the goals of the Paris Agreement and the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change. The UK is committed to working with all countries and joining forces with civil society, companies and people on the frontline of climate change to inspire climate action ahead of COP26. For more information, please click here.
21 - 26 August 2022, Crysophere, Reykjavik (IS)
The Icelandic Meteorological Office together with international partners is hosting a symposium highlighting rapid changes occurring in all components of the Earth's cryosphere: Glaciers, ice sheets, snow cover, sea ice, permafrost, lake ice and river ice. Leading scientists will present latest results on changes occurring all over the planet and their impacts, which are felt at high and low latitudes, affecting the developed world, developing nations and indigeneous peoples. The occasion of this conference is the 100th anniversary of the Icelandic Meteorological Office and the transformation of the Global Cryosphere Watch (GCW) into operational stage. Along with oral and poster presentations on scientific results and new technologies, the symposium will allow time for panel discussions on research gaps and future perspectives in the light of the Paris Agreement that calls for limiting global warming to 1.5–2°C.
For more information, please see the website here.