30th January 2019: Scientist find waters west of Europe are key to regulating climate

A new international study finds that the Atlantic meridional overturning circulation (AMOC), a deep-ocean process that plays a key role in regulating Earth’s climate, is primarily driven by cooling waters west of Europe. Read more in the press release here. 

16 January 2018: Scientists and stakeholders anticipate alternative futures for remote Russian Arctic region

On December 8, 2017, Vladimir Putin visited the remote Yamal Peninsula Western Siberia to celebrate the launch of the extensive international Yamal liquefied natural gas (LNG) project. At the same time, a group of Russian and international scientists and stakeholders from science, media, non-governmental organizations and indigenous groups gathered in Moscow to discuss the development prospects of the same region, the Yamal-Nenets Autonomous Okrug, as part of the “Yamal 2040” workshop series... Read more in the press release here.

19 Jan 2017WOC Partners in Research on Impact of Arctic Changes

This press-release was launched at the opening of the first meeting of Blue-Action: read the full version of the WOC press release

12 December 2016:  'Blue-Action’ to help society cope with the impacts of dramatic Arctic climate changes

The Blue-Action project will seek to reach out to the private sector decision makers and actively engage with them to enhance response capacity to climate change challenges and foster transfer and use of project results via Climate-KIC, which will in turn boost economic growth. Climate-KIC is responsible for the Work Package 8 and will be in charge of communication and dissemination to a broad European business community including shipping, oil and gas, fisheries, aquaculture, tourism, renewable energy (wind, wave, tidal), ports, dredging, cables and pipelines, carbon capture and storage, as well as the maritime legal, financial and insurance communities Read the full version of the CKIC press release.

1 December 2016: Scientists take "blue-action" to help society cope with the impacts of dramatic Arctic climate changes

While the Arctic faces rapid warming and less sea ice currently covers the Arctic Ocean than ever before at this time of the year, an international partnership launches a major project to improve our detailed understanding of the processes and impacts of this changing climate and to construct better long-term forecast systems for the increasingly extreme weather of the Arctic and the wider northern hemisphere. Read the full press release: Blue-Action

28 October 2016: New projects to understand the Arctic region and its climate extremes

The European Commission is providing almost EUR 31 million for three new Arctic Blue Growth research projects.

The projects involve 85 organisations from a total of 22 countries with a high number of international partners including the US, Canada, Russia, China, Japan, South Korea. The main goal is to better understand the Arctic area and how it is influencing climate change. Optimising observation systems, designing tools to collect and integrate relevant data, and developing innovative approaches to predict weather and climate extremes are some of the objectives. Read the full release here.

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