All projects of the EU cluster on the Arctic are described here 

The EU Arctic Cluster at a glance:

  • Blue-Action
  • EU-PolarNet

The currently funded Horizon 2020 Arctic projects together build the EU Arctic Cluster – a network, which merges the most up-to-date findings on Arctic change and its global implications. Its objective is to provide guidance and policy-relevant information and to support the EU in advancing international cooperation, in responding to the impacts of climate change on the Arctic's fragile environment, and on promoting and contributing to sustainable development. In doing so, the EU Arctic Cluster cooperates closely with policy makers, indigenous peoples, local Arctic communities, business representatives and the European civil society.

Short presentation of the EU Arctic Cluster

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Blue-Action contributed to

EU-PolarNet cooperation and European Arctic Cluster

  • 3 April 2017, EU-PolarNet General Assembly, Prague (CZ)
  • 27-29 November 2017, ICE-ARC final general assembly, Barcelona (ES)
  • 6-8 February 2018 ARICE kick off meeting, Bremerhaven (DE)
  • 27-28 March 2018, EU-PolarNet General Assembly, Tallinn (EE)
  • 17 April 2018, EU Arctic Cluster Meeting, Brussels (BE)

INTAROS cooperation:

  • 11 Jan 2017, INTAROS Kickoff, Bergen (NO)
  • 5 May 2017, INTAROS Stakeholder Workshop:  Building long term observing systems in the Arctic – requirements and challenges, Brussels (BE). Attended by Karin Margretha H. Larsen (WP2 lead). 
  • 10 Jan 2018, INTAROS annual meeting, Helsinki (FI)
  • 7 February 2018, INTAROS and Blue-Action meeting, Copenhagen (DK) on potential cooperation between work on stakeholder involvement and demonstration service focussing on the Arctic marine sector. Dialogue between Blue-Action WP5 and INTAROS WP6 on possible cooperation regarding demonstration of service value to maritime industry.
  • 18 April 2018 Joint INTAROS/Blue-Action workshop 'Arctic monitoring, modeling and Arctic teleconnection and prediction', Bejing (CHN)
  • April-May 2018, Blue-Action partners to contribute to an INTAROS deliverable "Assessment of the existing in-situ observations" (Survey 2018). The INTAROS survey was distributed to WP2 partners in April 2018.

APPLICATE cooperation:

  • 8 February 2017, APPLICATE kickoff, Bremerhaven (DE)

  • 15 Jan 2018,  APPLICATE annual meeting 2018, Barcelona (ES)

Direct support to EC /EASME activities

  • 29-30 March 2017, EC workshop ‘’Arctic Workshop of the Transatlantic Ocean research alliance’’, Brussels (BE)
  • 23-24 Nov 2017, EC/JRC Impact Assessment on a Long-Term Investment on Arctic Observations IMOBAR workshop, Brussels (BE)
  • 19 March 2018 The EU’s Arctic research and Arctic scientific cooperation, Levi, Kittilä (FI)

Other significant contributions:

  • Arctic Science Networking Workshop, 30 August-1 Sept. 2017, Helsinki (FI)
  • 27-29 November 2017, ICE-ARC final general assembly, Barcelona (ES)
  • 6-8 March 2018, Second Workshop on AMAP Contributions to the IPCC, Helsinki (FI)

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