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We cooperate with

ECOMS projects

European provision of regional impacts assessements on seasonal and decadal timescales

Coordination: Chris Hewitt (Met O, UK), Carlo Buontempo, Paula Newton

Seasonal to decadal climate predictions for the improvement of European Climate Services

Coordination: Francisco J. Doblas-Reyes (IC3, Spain)

Climate local information in the Mediterranean region responding to user needs Coordinator: ENEA, Italy, Paolo Ruti

Enabling CLimate Information Services for Europe

Coordination: KNMI, De Bilt - Roeland van Oss

European Union cloud intercomparison, process study and evaluation project

Coordination: KNMI, De Bilt - Pier Siebesma

Earth System Model Bias Reduction and Assessing Abrupt Climate Change

Coordination: Swedish Meteorological and Hydrological Institute, Colin Jones & Eleanor O’Rourke

Comprehensive Modelling of the Earth System for Better Climate Prediction and Projection 

Coordination: Max Planck for Meteorology, Hamburg, Marco Giorgietta & Elisa Manzini

Article on this project in CORDIS

Collaborations with

AtlantOS project (H2020)

Optimizing and Enhancing the Integrated Atlantic Ocean Observing System

OSNAP Overturning in the Subpolar North Atlantic Programme

The five-year effort is part of the U.S.-led Overturning in the Subpolar North Atlantic Program (OSNAP). The scientists are going to deploy a new observing system in the sub-polar region of the North Atlantic Ocean. International collaborators include researchers in the United Kingdom, Canada, Germany, France and the Netherlands. The UK's Natural Environment Research Council also funds OSNAP. The goal is to monitor crucial ocean currents in the North Atlantic which shape the climate:

Marine Alliance for Science and Technology for Scotland (MASTS):

is a consortium of organisations engaged in marine science and represents the majority of Scotland's marine research capacity

NAVIS  North Atlantic Virtual InStitute

In conjunction with OSNAP, NACLIM supports the NAVIS, a virtual institute aimed at fostering international collaboration and exchange of knowledge and personnel focused on the North Atlantic Ocean. In particular, NAVIS focuses on the ocean circulation, its connection to climate variability on interannual to multi-decadal timescales, and links between the physical ocean and the biogeochemistry of the North Atlantic.

Specific goals of NAVIS are:

i) advance scientific understanding by facilitating collaborations and exchanges of personnel (students and post-docs in particular). These will include visits by students and post-docs at partner institutions as well as virtual interaction groups comprised of junior scientists and moderated by several senior scientists.

ii) disseminate scientific information to the broader community interested and potentially affected by the North Atlantic and its variability. These will be in part achieved through the connected NAVIS blog but, also, through period updates and postings on the website.

To achieve these goals, NAVIS seeks to connect scientists involved in several large ongoing research projects focused on the North Atlantic (OSNAP, NACLIM, VITALS, OVIDE, RAPID-MOCHA as well as future ones).

NAVIS contact person: Fiamma Straneo, Associate Scientist, Dept. of Physical Oceanography - Woods Hole Oceanographic Institutionfstraneo@we dont want

NORMAP is a project financed by the Norwegian Research Council. NACLIM WP3.2 and in particular partner DMI works in close cooperation with the partnership of NORMAP. The overall goal of NORMAP is to create and maintain a data repository, including metadata of the high latitude and Arctic regions based on Earth Observation data from polar orbiting satellites to facilitate and stimulate high quality and original multidisciplinary Earth System research, application and education in marine, polar and climate sciences.

RACE (BMBF) Regional Atlantic circulation and global change,  Coordination: UHAM, Detlef Stammer

MiKlip (BMBF), Mittelfristige Klimaprognosen, Coordination: Max-Planck-Institut für Meteorologie, Freja Vamborg


is a Large Integrated Project is coordinated by the National Institute for Aquatic Resources, at the Technical University of Denmark. The project is the European branch of the International BASIN Program (Basin-scale Analysis, Synthesis & INtegration) and is focussing on climate and human forcing, ecosystem impact and consequences for living resources management in the North Atlantic In particular: WorkPackage 8 Advancing Ocean Management and Work Package 6 Basin-scale Integrative Modelling 

Impact of future cryospheric changes on Northern Hemisphere. Climate, green growth and society, coordinated by Noel Keenlyside (UIB)


Open access to research publications: why and how


Enhancing seasonal-to-decadal Prediction Of Climate for the North Atlantic Sector and Arctic, coordinated by Noel Keenlyside (UIB)

Strategic environmental impact assessment of development of the Arctic (FP7)

The Strategic Environmental Impact Assessment of development of the Arctic strengthens communication and outreach within the EU and between the EU and the Arctic community about the contribution the EU is making to address environmental and other issues raised by the rapid development of the Arctic region as a result of economic and climate change

International organisations

ICES Working Group on Oceanic Hydrography

NACLIM scientists (Héðinn Valdimarsson and Karin M. Larsen, Laura De Steur, Bert Rudels, Martin Visbeck, Svein Oesterhus, Hjalmar Hatun, Bogi Hansen) participate in the ICES working group called WGOH: Working Group on Oceanic Hydrography.

The Group closely monitors the ocean conditions in the ICES area by updating and reviewing results from standard hydrographic sections and stations.The material presented at the WGOH meetings each year is consolidated and published in the annual ICES Report on Ocean Climate (IROC). 

With the IROC, the Working Group analyses multiple time-series in a consistent way to give an overview of the state-of-the-environment in the

  • North Atlantic climate headlines
  • Summary of upper ocean conditions
  • The North Atlantic Atmosphere
  • Detailed area descriptions, part I: the upper Oceans
  • Detailed area descriptions, part II: the deep Oceans
  • Contact & access information for the time series data

A more detailed annual report from the working group is also compiled that includes all the national reports from the ICES area. The WGOH provide also support to other Expert Groups requiring information on oceanic hydrography and expert knowledge and guidance to the ICES Data Centre.

Website of the WGOH:

ICES WGWIDE stock assessment working group on Mackerel and Blue Whiting

NACLIM scientists Mark Payne (DTU AQUA) is a member of the ICES Working Group on Widely Distributed Stocks (WGWIDE). This group consists of the scientists responsible for generating advise regarding the management of the stock.

Goal of the WGWIDE is the compilation and analysis of data regarding stocks of whiting, mackerel, herring, and boarfish in order to provide the basis for the annual ICES Advice regarding the stock status and fisheries. The analysis consists of a stock assessment which will then lead to a forecast of catch options for the year ahead. For stocks where the data do not make such an analysis possible, other approaches are be used, such as analysis of trends in abundance estimates or catches. The working group is open to observers from competent authorities.

Webpage of WGWIDE:

Interesting links

OpenAIRE (FP7) on open access:

VALUE EU COST Action on downscaling

Environment Theme of the FP7

Communicating EU Research and innovation

A guide to successful communications

Data protection (Special clause 29, para.1 )


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