[3 March 2014]
Annual meeting 2014, 14-15 October, Berlin (DE)
The meeting 2014 of the NACLIM scientists will take place on Tuesday and Wednesday 14-15 October in Berlin city center. A draft agenda has been sent via mail today to your attention. Indicative schedule for both days is from 9.00 am to 6 pm. Block the date in your calendar!
Day 1: plenary session with science talks from the different core themes
Day 2: combination of CT meeting and plenary session
Further details will follow soon via mail.
[3 March 2014]
The North Atlantic Climate: what we need to find out... a short video-story
This video is a short introduction to the main challenges our researches face in their investigations on climate variability in the North Atlantic. This is the first video of three, the others will follow in 2014-2016 and explain the impacts of climate variability on human health (heat stress in cities) and on oceanic ecosystems.
Target audience: General public
[12 February 2014]
3rd End-User Meeting, 10-11 February 2014, Brussels (BE)
The representatives of the three cities (Almada, Antwerp and Berlin) acting as end-users for the WP 4.2 met in our scientists for an update on thee progress in the implementation of the urban climate simulations. Presentations and reports on the event can be accessed in the intranet [>>]
[20 January 2014]
Progress report on first 12 months of the project now available
This is a summary report of the progress achieved in the work packages in these first 12 months of activity (November 2012-November 2013). In addition to this, the report offers a look forward indicating the plans for the upcoming 12 months. Read the full report [>>]
[14 January 2014]
European temperatures likely to fall due to Arctic vortex as US thaws
"The big freeze in the US was part of an Arctic weather system that is being displaced more and more frequently because of global warming, European researchers believe. As it re-centres itself over the pole, it should bring colder, icier conditions back to Europe". NACLIM scientists Chantal Claud and Javier Garcia-Serrano talk to journalist Ben Deighton for the HORIZON, the EU Research & Innovation Magazine. Read the full article [>>]
[13 November 2013]
New paper on the Arctic–Atlantic Thermohaline Circulation
Eldevik, Tor, Jan Even Ø. Nilsen, 2013: The Arctic–Atlantic Thermohaline Circulation*. J. Climate, 26, 8698–8705. Doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1175/JCLI-D-13-00305.1 Abstract: The Atlantic Ocean's thermohaline circulation is an important modulator of global climate. Its northern branch extends through the Nordic Seas to the cold Arctic, a region that appears to be particularly influenced by climate change. A thermohaline circulation is fundamentally concerned with two degrees of freedom. This is in particular the case for the inflow of warm and saline Atlantic Water through the Nordic Seas toward the Arctic that is balanced by two branches of outflow. The authors present an analytical model, rooted in observations, that constrains the strength and structure of this Arctic–Atlantic thermohaline circulation. It is found, maybe surprisingly, that the strength of Atlantic inflow is relatively insensitive to anomalous freshwater input; it mainly reflects changes in northern heat loss. Freshwater anomalies are predominantly balanced by the inflow's partition into estuarine and overturning circulation with southward polar outflow in the surface and dense overflow at depth, respectively. More quantitatively, the approach presented herein provides a relatively simple framework for making closed and consistent inference on the thermohaline circulation's response to observed or estimated past and future change in the northern seas.
[11 November 2013]
IPCC Climate Change 2013, The Physical Science Basis: Summary for policy makers
WG1 Contribution to the 5th Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change can be downloaded from this page of the IPCC website http://www.ipcc.ch/report/ar5/wg1/#.UoNvX-KFfBI Here you can either download the full report in PDF; or access the specific chapters.
In the same page, you can also find another document (30 pages) in PDF, addressed to policy makers. This is the "Summary for policy makers", in its version of 11 November 2013. This summary follows the structure of the WG I report and the narrative is supported by a series of overarching highlighted conclusions which provide a concise summary. Main sections are introduced with a brief paragraph in italics outlining the methodological basis of the assessment.
[24 June 2013]
The EU Adaptation Strategy
[MCCIP News June 2013] "Adaptation to climate change is crucial for reducing the risk and damage from current and future impacts of climate change in a cost-effective manner and to exploit potential benefits. The European Commission adopted an EU strategy on adaptation on 16 April 2013. The European Union (EU) has published its first climate adaptation strategy, based on three main themes: promoting action by member states, ‘climate proofing’ EU–level action; and providing better information to support decision–making."
Consult the EU Adaptation Strategy Package [>>]
[5 June 2013]
NACLIM Gender Panel: first interim report on gender indicators
In the first 6 project months (1 November 2012-30 April 2013), 27 women have been working for the NACLIM project. This corresponds to approx. 43% of the entire workforce employed by the project in this corresponding period.
Read the full report in the section "Deliverables & publications" [>>]
[23 May 2013]
NACLIM was at the event "The Atlantic- A shared resource" 23-24 May 2013, Galway (Ireland)
Gerard McCarthy (NERC/NOC) represented the NACLIM project at the Galway event.
The objective of this event was to provide a vision for enhanced cooperation on both sides of the Atlantic and a set of jointly agreed priority actions to provide the means to achieve these goals. Recognizing the essential role of international partnership to achieve shared objectives and the potential of greater cooperation to advance our knowledge of the Atlantic Ocean, the Irish Presidency together with the European Commission invited the involvement of international partners in tackling the challenges confronting the citizens of the North Atlantic coastal states. Realising this potential demands not only the ability to make observations and obtain data, but an understanding of ecosystem functioning and interactions and an ability to model, forecast and predict the ocean system.
[29 April 2013]
NACLIM poster showing at the Hamburg City Hall
A poster of the NACLIM project has been presented to the public on 29 April, day of the opening of the Europawoche in Hamburg. A PDF version of the poster can be downloaded here (in German only).
The show includes posters of all FP7 projects and ERC grants seeing the participation of institutions located in this geographical area, either as coordinator or as project partner.
All posters can be seen in the foyer of the Hamburg city hall until the end of May 2013. The exhibition is open to the general public.
[24 April 2013]
Follow-up of the EGU sessions 2013: presentations and posters by NACLIM scientists
Several presentations and posters have been presented at the EGU sessions in Vienna, in early April 2013. Details and documents for download can be found here [>>]
[23 April 2013]
CT1/CT3 Meeting: successfully held on 22-23 April 2013, Hamburg (DE)
Goals: Get an overview of what the different groups plan to do, identify and discuss what needs and what can be done in cross-institutional collaboration, data exchange, open access requirements
Audience: This meeting is addressed to all scientists of the CT1 and CT3
All presentations of the meeting available in the intranet [>>]
[ 5 April 2013]
Ocean Circulation in the North Atlantic: why it is important for Scotland
Our partner Marine of Scotland (MSS), April 2013 has published a new topic sheet on the Ocean circulation in the NA: the document is meant to be understandable to the wider audience and highlights MSS work and relevance to the Scottish public: download the file in PDF or visit the Marine of Scotland website http://www.scotland.gov.uk/Topics/marine/science/Publications/TopicSheets/OceanCirc
[20 March 2013]
Three cities selected for the case study on urban impacts
Three are the cities selected for the studies on the urban impacts in the WP 4.2 "Impact on urban societies". End-users have been selected in the three cities to become the NACLIM case studies. Read more [>>]
[7 March 2013]
Project fact-sheet and NACLIM flyer online
We have published in February the first version of the NACLIM fact-sheet. Part of its content have been also now made available in the 2013 version of the NACLIM flyer. Both documents will be updated on a 18-month basis with the achievements of the project and are available in the Media Center section of the website [>>]
[7 Febr. 2013]
CORDEX 2013: International conference on regional climate 4-7 Nov. 2013, Brussels
The European Commission together with the World Climate Research Programme (WCRP) and IPCC is organising his international conference. The Conference will start with a High Level Event, comprising the presentation of the IPCC WG I Report (AR5) in the presence of the EU Commissioners, for Research & Innovation, Máire Geoghegan-Quinn and Climate Action, Connie Hedegaard. This will be followed by a Stakeholder Session, involving regional policymakers and representatives of various business sectors. The unique setting of this Conference, in particular on the first day, provides a special opportunity for participants from policy and business sectors to meet science and to discuss key issues related to climate change.
For more information and registration, please consult the webpage: http://cordex2013.wcrp-climate.org/
[25 Jan. 2013]
CT2 Meeting: 5-6 March 2013, Hamburg (DE)
We are planning a two-day NACLIM CT2 meeting in Hamburg, at the Institute of Oceanography, on 5 and 6 March 2013 to make plans for the coming field season and new publications. A more detailed agenda will follow soon.
This meeting is addressed to all scientists of the WP 2.1, 2.2 and 2.3
Please confirm your attendance to: firstname.lastname@example.org
[4 Jan. 2013]
Article upon NACLIM project in Spektrum der Wissenschaft
Michael Gross, science writer, published an article on the findings in the THOR project -now finalized- and the expectations for the NACLIM project in a German science magazine, Spektrum der Wissenschaft. Read the article [>>]
NACLIM project is financed by European Commission through the 7th Framework Programme for Research, Theme 6 Environment, Grant Agreement 308299