Blue-Action – Arctic impact on weather and climate

The project is dedicated to the Arctic and the Northern Hemisphere to describe, model and predict the weather and climate of the regions and their teleconnections on seasonal to decadal time scales. This information will allow communities and businesses in Eurasia and North America to develop and plan their activities better.

51 months from 01/12/2016 to 28/02/2021
Funded by
  • EU H2020

Coordinating organization
  • DMI - Danmarks Meteorologiske Institut

CMCC Scientific Leader
CMCC Project manager

General aims

To actively improve our ability to describe, model, and predict Arctic climate change and its impact on Northern Hemisphere climate, weather and their extremes, and to deliver valuated climate services of societal benefit.


CMCC will contribute to the activities in WP1, WP3 and WP4 in terms of analysis, coordinated experiments, production of deliverables and related scientific publications. CMCC is also involved in WP6 for clustering research communities  focusing on Blue Growth/Arctic impacts and to define best practices for the use of seasonal predictions.

Expected results

Improved representation of processes specific for the Arctic; advancement in the knowledge of the role of the Arctic in the global climate system and in the generation of extreme weather events; improved capacity to predict weather and climate events in the northern Hemisphere; better and more innovative services and products for stakeholders


WP1: characterization and analysis, including predictive skill, of weather extremes (i.e. polar lows) in models and observations;

WP3: analysis of teleconnection (atmospheric and oceanic pathways) of Arctic sea-ice changes on Northern Hemisphere climate and extremes;

WP4: evaluation to improve predictive skill and predictability of Northern Hemisphere high-latitudes weather and climate

  • DMI - Danmarks Meteorologiske Institut
  • Ac UoL - Arctic Centre of the University of Lapland (Finland)
  • ALM - City Council of Almada
  • CMCC Foundation - Euro-Mediterranean Center on Climate Change
  • CNRS - Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique
  • CTL - Climate Theory Lab/Department of Atmospheric Sciences at Yonsei University
  • DNV GL
  • DPPO - Danish Pelagic Producers Organisation
  • DTU - Danmarks Tekniske Universitet
  • FI - Foresight Intelligence GbR
  • GEOMAR - Helmholtz-Zentrum für Ozeanforschung Kiel
  • HAV - Faroe Marine Research Institute
  • IAP/NZC - Institute of Atmospheric Physics of the Chinese Academy of Sciences
  • IAP/RAS - A.M. Obukhov Institute of Atmospheric Physics of Russian Academy of Sciences
  • IASS - Institute For Advanced Sustainability Studies
  • IC3 - The Catalan Institute of Climate Sciences
  • IMEMO - Institute of World Economy and International Relations
  • Konsortium Deutsche Meeresforschung e.V.
  • Meopar Incorporated
  • MPI-M - Max Planck Institute for Meteorology
  • MRI - Marine Research Institute
  • NCAR – National Center for Atmospheric Research
  • MSS - Marine Scotland Science
  • NERSC - Nansen Environmental and Remote Sensing Center
  • NIOZ - Royal Netherlands Institute for Sea Research
  • NLesc - Netherlands eScience Center
  • NERC - Natural Environment Research Council
  • PFA - Pelagic Freezer-trawler Association
  • RUKA - Rukakeskus Ltd
  • SAMS - Scottish Association for Marine Science
  • SIO
  • SRLS - SAMS Research Services Ltd
  • UHAM - Universitaet Hamburg
  • UiB - Universitetet i Bergen (UiB)
  • Uni Research - UNI Research AS
  • UoS - University of Southampton
  • UoW - University of Washington
  • Uread - University Of Reading
  • Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution

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