Dear Blue-Action,
Welcome to the first Blue-Action newsletter!

In the first issue of the Blue-Action quarterly newsletter, we review:

  • highlights from the project kick-off meeting in Berlin, 
  • new publications by Blue-Action colleagues
  • project news, upcoming events, new staff and vacancies.
At the end of the newsletter, you can find information on recently submitted deliverables, as well as a reminder of those with upcoming deadlines. Happy reading!
Blue-Action brings together experts from >40 organisations in 17 countries across 3 continents. The partnership kicked-off the project with a three day meeting in Berlin, January 19-21, 2017. 

Project News

  • Elena Nikitina (IMEMO, Russia) attended the "Transfer to Green Economy in Russia: Designing Action Plan" expert meeting, representing Blue-Action, 16-17 March 2017
  • Joan Ballester (ISGlobal) represented Blue-Action at the "Fifth International Conference on Climate Service" in South Africa, 28 February-3 March 2017. Find out more here.
  • Daniela Matei (MPI-M) attended the APPLICATE kick off, representing Blue-Action on 8-10 February 2017. Find out more here.

Blue-Action in the media

  • Blue-Action has nearly 200 followers on twitter! If you haven't already, follow us at @BG10BlueAction 
  • In January, Kathrin Kiel (WP5) published a piece on Blue-Action in High North News. Read it here.
  • The Maritime-Executive picked up on the World Ocean Council's involvement in Blue Action in January. Read more here.

New publications

A new paper out by Blue-Action colleagues (Sgubin et al. 2017) discusses abrupt cooling over the North Atlantic Sub-Polar Gyre. Read more here.

Sgubin G., Swingedouw D., Drijfhout S., Mary Y., & Bennabi A. (2017). Abrupt cooling over the North Atlantic in  modern climate models. Nature Communications (2017)8.
The Blue-Action brochure is out now!

WP8 will be posting copies to Blue-Action partners in April. You can also find a copy on the project intranet.
The 2018 Blue-Action project meeting will take place 18-19 January 2018. The venue is to be confirmed.
Upcoming Events
Find a full list of upcoming events on the project intranet and website.
New Project Staff
  • Jisk Attema (NLeSC) will be helping with supervising Wilco Hazeleger's PhD student on the project, Yang Liu. For more information, email Jist at: j.attema(at)
Project vacancies Remember to advertise vacancies on Euraxess: this is a must for H2020 projects!
Upcoming deliverable deadlines:
  • Data Management Plan, D7.3, WP7: 1 May 2017
  • Communication and Dissemination Plan, D8.4, WP8: 1 May 2017
  • Programme on Professional Development, D8.6, WP8: 1 May 2017
  • Selected baseline prediction data for impact studies, D4.1, WP4: 1 May 2017
  • Case Study 1 "Weather and climate data for Northern Finnish winter tourism centers" End User Needs Report, D5.1, WP5: 1 June 2017
Newly available completed deliverables:
  • D7.1 Structure and detailed tasks of the project office
  • D7.2 Risk register system and procedures I
  • D8.1 Communication and dissemination plan: Matrix update
  • D8.3 Project website 
  • D8.5 Presence at Sustainable Ocean Summit 2016 for networking and visibility 
The deliverables submitted so far to the EC can be downloaded from the Blue-Action website.
The Blue-Action project has received funding from the European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 727852

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