The booklet, which is written in German, and emphasizes on climate change and its impacts on the german Baltic Sea coast, may serve as a prototype of outreach products which could be summarized from the BACC II material in the different Baltic Sea languages for the educated layperson. The booklet can be ordered here Brown, Low oxygen outlook.
Nature Climate Change, 2, 75 doi BONUS call postponed to first half of The first thematic BONUS call for which was planned to be launched on 1 December , will be postponed to the first half of no exact date yet. The project proposals shall address the strategic objectives of the BONUS strategic research agenda The coming BONUS calls are targeting multi-partner and transnational projects, encouraging adequate participation of small and medium-sized enterprises and other end users.
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A new science plan is expected to be available by later summer Regional decision makers in the German Baltic Sea region are generally not well informed about climate change in their region - This is the take-home message of a survey conducted by Dennis Bray and Grit Martinez, and which has just now been published as a BALTEX International Secretariat report.
Download the report here Link to text and audio file here More Infos here The ship was open for the public, and coastal scientists explained their current research. See here The conference which was held in Hamburg on 31 May, was a success. Topics: A new marine observations network for the Baltic Sea, new regional climate change assessment reports, and more.
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