The DAMOCLES Project has ended on 31st May 2010. The Website will no longer be updated............................................................ DAMOCLES (Developing Arctic Modeling and Observing Capabilities for Long-term Environmental Studies) is an integrated ice-atmosphere-ocean monitoring and forecasting system designed for observing, understanding and quantifying climate changes in the Arctic. DAMOCLES is specifically concerned with the potential for a significantly reduced sea ice cover, and the impacts this might have on the environment and on human activities, both regionally and globally.
For the DAMOCLES consortium members and guests only: Welcome to Damocles General Assembly and associated meetings in Sopot, Poland November 25–28, 2008.
(Sep 5, 2008)
Two unique polar expeditions on display in Oslo. (Jun 26, 2008)
In DAMOCLES, one of the largest EU research project to date, the Arctic is peppered with state of the art measuring instruments worth millions of euros to better predict climate change and generate more accurate weather and ocean forecasts. (Nov 29, 2007)
For the DAMOCLES consortium members and guests only: Welcome to Damocles General Assembly and associated meetings
Oslo, November 27–30, 2007 (Oct 12, 2007)
The past week was a pretty busy week with the launch of the IPY in Paris and many other cities around the world. On March 5 and 6, 2007 the European Commission organised a Special Symposium on Polar Research in relation to IPY. On this occasion the Damocles mobile exhibition prepared by IPF was presented in Brussels. (Mar 12, 2007)
From the press
- Slow ice growth leads to low November ice extent >>
[National Snow and Ice Data Center (NSIDC), Dec 6, 2010]
- Arctic ice extent remains low despite rapid growth >>
[National Snow and Ice Data Center (NSIDC), Nov 2, 2010]
- Weather and feedbacks lead to third-lowest extent >>
[National Snow and Ice Data Center (NSIDC), Oct 4, 2010]
- End of summer approaches for Arctic sea ice >>
[National Snow and Ice Data Center (NSIDC), Sep 7, 2010]
- Canada picks site for Arctic research station >>
[Nature, Aug 25, 2010]
- North by Northwest >>
[National Snow and Ice Data Center (NSIDC), Aug 17, 2010]
- Giant Greenland iceberg a climate 'warning sign' >>
[AFP, Aug 13, 2010]
- Ice island could threaten oil, shipping >>
[Detroit News/Reuters, Aug 12, 2010]
- July sea ice second lowest: oldest ice begins to melt >>
[National Snow and Ice Data Center (NSIDC), Aug 4, 2010]
- A change in atmospheric circulation >>
[National Snow and Ice Data Center (NSIDC), Jul 20, 2010]
DAMOCLES is a european contribution to the International Polar Year 2007 - 2008.
DAMOCLES is financed by the European Union in the 6th Framework Programme.