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December 2017

BC3 Seminar: “Dimensionality reduction for the ocean wave dynamics”


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The large amount of spatiotemporal data used in ocean wave modelling can be analysed by dimensionality reduction techniques. Firstly, the use of empirical orthogonal functions and singular value decomposition show how global predictions of ocean waves can be better understood. In particular, it is seen that the total wave field obtained from wave model simulations can be reduced into a few dominant modes expressing [...]

BC3 Seminar: “Role of Antarctic and Arctic Ice in Climate Change”


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Land based Antarctic and Greenland ice and Arctic sea ice cover a significant fraction of the Earth's surface, and its high albedo means that much of the solar energy reaching its surface is reflected back into the atmosphere. Ice sheet and sea ice dynamics are therefore a component of a climate change model which involves the interaction of ocean and atmosphere, of ocean and [...]

BC3 Seminar: “Un-Sustainable Intensification of Livestock Production”


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Livestock production has increased twofold in the last 50 years, and this trend will continue in the near future. Intensification through the genetics, feeding and management improvements is behind this livestock boom. This intensification process has broken the link between animal feed production regions and livestock production areas worldwide. Moreover, most of this productive increase is driven by monogastric animals (pigs and poultry) who [...]

BC3 Seminar: “Tracking water use and carbon uptake in a global change scenario: bridging scales and approaches”


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The terrestrial biosphere has the ability to partially mitigate climate change as it can counterbalance anthropogenic greenhouse gas emissions, to a certain extent. However, this ability is in turn constraint by climate change. To predict future biosphere-climatic feedbacks we need a better understanding of the impact of climate change on the key underlying processes regulating the exchange of carbon, water and nutrients in the [...]

November 2017

BC3 Seminar: “Carbon footprint of human settlements in Spain”


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The role of towns and their inhabitants in fighting climate change is becoming increasingly important (Shi et al., 2016). In this context, we propose to apply a multi-regional input-output model to study the evolution of the carbon footprint for Spanish households as determined by the different type of settlement. This study analyses the household carbon footprint as a function of the municipality’s population size, [...]

BC3 Seminar: “Integrated Design and Analysis for Sustainable Energy Systems”


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UN Sustainable Development Goals set 17 goals to transform our world which include ‘affordable and clean energy’ in No. 7 and ‘sustainable cities and communities’ in No. 11 to be achieved in 15 years. Paris agreement set by UNFCCC implies zero carbon emissions toward the year 2050.
Conventional energy system requires drastic and consistent changes based on an ideal design which satisfies multiple energy [...]

Appearance of Maria Jose Sanz, Scientific Director of BC3, in the Commission for the Study of Climate Change of the Congress of Deputies.



On November 22 at 5:00 p.m., the Scientific Director of BC3 Maria Jose Sanz, will appear at the Congress of Deputies (Commission for the Study of Climate Change) as an expert, to report on future legislative measures on climate change and energy transition.

International Spring University on Ecosystem Services Modeling: Masterclass 2017


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This year, 2017, the International Spring University on Ecosystem Services Modeling is organizing a Masterclass, that is conceived as a mastering course and update on the latest developments in k.LAB, targeted for previous editions’ selected participants.

Dr. Aline Chiabai participates in the Gender Equality Conference: “Science and Technology in equality”


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On Tuesday, November 7, at the Sede Building of the Scientific and Technological Park of Bizkaia the open conference "Science and Technology in Equality", will be held in the framework of the Forum for Equality 2017 led by Emakunde. Aline Chiabai will be one of the lecturers.

Presentation of Dr. Josué Polanco at COAST Bordeaux 2017



Dr. Josué Polanco will participate in the COAST Bordeaux 2017 with the oral presentation “Climate Effects On Historic Bluefin Tuna Captures in the Gibraltar Straits and Western Mediterranean"

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