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North Sea Region Climate Change Assessment (NOSCCA)

North Sea & adjacent areas (courtesy of NASA) North Sea & adjacent areas (courtesy of NASA)

The North Sea and adjacent areas host unique and rich ecosystems, provide numerous services to the human society and mediate important matter fluxes, which have impacts on regional water quality as well as on climate. In turn, the North Sea and bordering terrestrial landmasses experience transformations in response to anthropogenic activities and global change. Managing authorities, industry, scientists and the public demand for reliable scenarios of those changes. The North Sea Region Climate Change Assessment will document the scientifically legitimate knowledge about past and possible future climate change in the North Sea and adjacent areas for a wide range of themes. It will be a complete climate change assessment from published scientific work with a regional IPCC like evaluation and a broader focus on marine and terrestrial ecology and fluxes of matter. It is an international initiative being proposed by the Institute of Coastal Research of the Helmholtz-Zentrum Geesthacht in Germany. The overall product of NOSCCA is a book to be published by Springer in 2016. This assessment will be similar to an initiative for the Baltic Sea basin known as BACC (Baltic Assessment of Climate Change).

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Scheduling

EGU General Assembly 2016

The EGU General Assembly will take place in Vienna, 17 to 22 April, 2016. There will be a session coordinated by NOSCCA and BACC:

CL4.04
Climate change and its impacts in the Baltic and North Sea regions: Observations and model projections

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4th Lead Author Meeting - 24/25 June 2015 in Hamburg

The Lead Author Meeting took place in Hamburg at the Climate Service Center 2.0, 24-25 June 2015.

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EGU General Assembly 2015

The EGU General Assembly will take place in Vienna, 12 to 17 April 2015. There will be a session coordinated by NOSCCA and BACC:

CL4.13
Climate change assessments for the Baltic and North Sea regions: Observations, model projections and impacts

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3rd LA Meeting - 27/28 June 2013 in Delft

3rd Lead Author Meeting was held at DELTARES in Delft, the Netherlands.

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Scientific Steering Committee Meeting - 10 December 2012

3rd Scientific Steering Committee (SSC) Meeting was held as web-/ telephone meeting.

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