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7th Study Conference
Ă–land, Sweden
10 - 14 June 2013

Conference on Climate Change in the Southern Baltic region
Szczecin, 12-15 May 2014

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Lund, 16-19 June 2014


A BSSSC / BALTEX Conference

Adapting to Climate Change

Case Studies from the Baltic Sea Region

Hamburg, Germany, 31 May 2011

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Background and Purpose

Actions towards establishing sustainable adaptation measures to climate change are currently taking place at various levels. One is the research community at large, where in an increasing manner dedicated projects are being launched to both identify regional and local impacts of climate change and, accordingly, identify suitable adaptation options. Several of these projects are being undertaken in close co-operation with relevant decision makers from various sectors, including policy and economy. Additionally, an increasing number of examples emerge where adaptation to regional climate change has reached the level of practical decision making and innovation.

The key objective of the conference is to give practitioners and decision makers at the regional political level in the Baltic Sea Region a platform to present and discuss concrete examples of regional or local adaptation to climate change.

The conference shall also summarize up-to-date findings on regional climate research and research actions targeted at supporting decision making in the context of regional adaptation to climate change in the Baltic Sea Region.

Conference language will be English.

The Baltic Sea States Subregional Cooperation (BSSSC)

is a political network for decentralised authorities (subregions) in the Baltic Sea Region. The BSSSC was founded in Stavanger, Norway, in 1993. Its participants are regional authorities of the 10 Baltic Sea littoral states. The BSSSC co-operates closely with other key Baltic Sea Region and European organisations and institutions. More information on BSSSC is available at

The Baltic Sea Region

The Baltic Sea Region covers almost 20% of the European continent and spans different climate and population zones. The highly populated and industrialized south may be characterized by intensive agriculture and land use together with mild, humid mid-latitude climatic conditions, in contrast to the boreal and rural north featuring subarctic conditions in winter. About 85 million inhabitants live in the region.

The region represents an old cultural landscape which for centuries has developed a vivid exchange not only of goods, but also of cultural and scientific ideas. Climate change is expected to impact on both land and sea in a regionally varying manner, which may require different adaptation measures.



1st Announcement:
Conference Flyer

Directions and Accommodation (pdf)
Map Hamburg City with stations (pdf)
Map Speicherstadt with stations (pdf)
Abstracts and Speaker Profiles
Hamburg - European Green Capital 2011

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