Blue-Action: Arctic Impact on Weather and Climate is a Research and Innovation action (RIA)

  • Start date: 1 December 2016
  • End date: 28 February 2021
  • Duration: 51 months
  • Total EC contribution: 7.5 million Euro
  • Total costs: 8.2 million Euro

Why Blue-Action?

We are all facing a changing climate.

Businesses, policy makers, public bodies, NGOs and local communities need to access reliable weather and climate information to safeguard human health, wellbeing, economic growth, and environmental sustainability.

Blue-Action has been set up in 2016 to reply to these challenges. Our teams aim to:

·         improve our understanding of the impact of a changing Arctic on Northern Hemisphere weather and climate

·         improve the safety & wellbeing of people in the Arctic and across the Northern Hemisphere

·         reduce the risks associated with Arctic operations and resource exploitation

·         support evidence-based decision-making by policymakers worldwide

What we plan to deliver

·         Develop new methods to characterise climate conditions where hazardous weather system forms across the Northern Hemisphere and establish their link to Arctic climate change

·         Deliver an improved representation of Arctic warming and its impact on atmosphere and ocean circulation

·         Enable robust and reliable forecasting to deliver better predictions at sub-seasonal to decadal scales

·         Embed scientific developments and improved model capability within international programmes through organisations including Copernicus C3S, WCRP, IPCC (AR6), JPI Climate and WMO (YOPP & PPP) and Opens internal link in current windowclusters of projects working in similar fields

·         Co-design a series of Opens internal link in current windowcase studies with organisations and industries that rely on accurate weather and climate forecasting, to apply new modelling techniques to cutting-edge climate services

·         Opens internal link in current windowCommunicate new insights, results, and messages – as well as data, model improvements and storylines – to a community of stakeholders for whom understanding climate change and associated environmental trends and risks is imperative

We aim to work with

We aim to work with

  • Governments and policymakers, public sector bodies, local communities in need of weather and climate information for evidence-based decision-making
  • NGOs interested in extreme weather events, climate services, forecasting, and climate change
  • Businesses (of all sizes) who rely on seasonal to decadal climate predictions, risk estimates of extreme weather and climate events for safety and sustainability of operations
  • Businesses (of all sizes) who are interested in co-development and co-design of climate services and tools with Blue-Action scientists
  • Researchers and projects focussing on Arctic and northern hemisphere observational monitoring, climate modelling, forecasting, and climate services

Interested in being involved? 

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Conceptual illustration of the Blue-Action project

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