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.


25 - 26 January 2021, Climate Adaptation Summit, Online

The online international Climate Adaptation Summit (CAS) 2021 on 25 and 26 January, hosted by the Netherlands, convenes global leaders and local stakeholders. It will see the launch of a comprehensive Adaptation Action Agenda that sets out clear commitments to deliver concrete new endeavours and partnerships to make our world more resilient to the effects of climate change. Over the course of 24 hours, a range of events streamed from time zones across the globe will inspire change and support tangible solutions to the problems of a warming world, showing how we can achieve a climate-resilient future. To join, please click here.

1 - 4 February 2021, Arctic Frontiers, Online/Tromso (NO)

The theme of Arctic Frontiers this year is "Building Bridges." There are four thematic days that bridge both plenary and science topics: Wellbeing and Societal Health, Building the Future, Ocean meets Coast and Business Solutions. Registration is available here

20 - 21 February 2021, International Arctic Summit, St Petersburg (RU)

The International Arctic Summit "Arctic and offshore projects: prospects, innovations and development of regions" (ARCTIC 2020 SPb), will be held on February 20-21, 2020 in St. Petersburg at the Smolny Institute of the Russian Academy of Education and will be devoted to the important aspects of the complex development of the Arctic. Further information can be found here

10 - 11 March 2021, ECRA General Assembly, Brussels (BE)

Blue-Action will support the European Climate Research Alliance General Assembly in 2021, sharing knowledge with the climate science community across Europe. Updates will be posted on the ECRA website here as the programme becomes available. 

20 - 26 March 2021, Arctic Science Summit Week 2021

This year's Arctic Science Summit Week will move online, hosted from Lisbon. The theme of the science section is "The Arctic: Regional Changes, Global Challenges, and abstract submission have been invited until 10th December. In the theme "Regional changes, global impacts", we are organising a session with partner Horizon 2020 project APPLICATE on impact of Arctic climate change on midlatitude weather and climate. In the theme "the changing Arctic Ocean", we are organising a session with partner project FORCeS and Fisheries and Oceans Canada on climate change in the Ar cticOcean.

19 - 30 April 2021, EGU General Assembly, Online

EGU will  host vEGU21: Gather Online (#vEGU21). vEGU21 will provide a much more complete representation of the experience that EGU members enjoy at the annual meeting in Vienna. vEGU21, which will be accessible from around the globe, will feature the 2020 and 2021 awards ceremonies and lectures, mentoring, networking events, and many more activities in addition to nearly 700 scientific sessions. The current plan is to extend the meeting dates to 19–30 April but to schedule all technical sessions during the last week of April. To find out more and submit an abstract (deadline 15th January 2021), please click here.

3 - 5 May 2021, EUROGOOS Conference, Online

The 9th European Global Ocean Observing System International Conference is taking place online in May. With a focus on Advances in Operational Oceaongraphy: expanding Europe's ocean observing and forecasting capacity, the call for abstracts is open until 15th January. To find out more and submit, click here

15 - 18 May 2021, UARCTIC Congress, Reykjavik (IS)

The UArctic Congress 2021 is organized in conjunction with the Arctic Council Ministerial meeting, May 15-18, 2021 in Reykjavik, Iceland. This is a rescheduling of the 2020 Congress, and the tentative program outline is now available here.

31 May - 4 June 2021, European Climate Change Adaptation Conference, Online

The European Climate Change Adaptation Conference (ECCA) is Europe‘s largest conference on CCA, and is a perfect platform for exchanging knowledge between scientist, policy makers and practitioners. JPI Climate, together with the European Commission and EU projects SINCERE, RECEIPT and CASCADES will lead the organisation of the next European Climate Change and Adaptation Conference (ECCA) in 2021.The high-level event of the ECCA 2021 conference likely will be organized on Monday, 7 June 2021 in the Charlemagne building in Brussels. Prior to the physical conference event, the online conference will span over 3 to 4 days the week before (31 May - 04 June 2021) and will be articulated around 6 to 8 webinars. For more info, click here

15 - 19 June 2021, International Congress of Arctic Social Sciences, Arkhangelsk (RS)

ICASS X will focus on all aspects of human existence in the Arctic in the past, present and future: social, cultural, historical, economic, political, linguistic, educational, archaeological, engineering, health, legal, psychological, to name a few. The Congress will also emphasize history, future and sustainability of Arctic peoples and environments throughout generations and co-production of knowledge with Indigenous knowledge holders and Arctic stakeholders. The deadline for abstracts is January 15th: for more information, please look here

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

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