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Danish Meteorological Institute (DMI) has a long-lasting experience in weather forecast and climate modelling and longrange dispersion, transformation and deposition of pollutants. Activity includes  development, running and analysing three-dimensional atmospheric models for both operational use and research in weather forecast, climate change and longrange dispersion, transformation and deposition of pollutants. The DMI version of the High Resolution Limit Area Model (HIRLAM) is run operationally for Denmark (5 km horizontal resolution), Europe (15 km resolution), the Arctic region (50 km), and Greenland (15 km). DMI possesses powerful supercomputers that allow NWP simulation with high spatial resolution. A substantial work of DMI scientists has been dedicated to improving the physical parameterisations of the HIRLAM forecasting system. DMI has a long-lasting tradition of work on many aspects of air pollution, both nationally and internationally. Air pollution includes all forms of dispersion in the atmosphere of harmful substances or substances causing inconveniences. Beside dealing with common air pollution modelling problems such as smog and ozone arising from emissions from industry, power plants, house warming and urban traffic, DMI works on nuclear emergency and pollen forecasting, and participates in international projects e.g. on arctic surface ozone depletion, airborne dispersion of foot-and-mouth disease virus and in several projects on nuclear emergency preparedness: ENSEMBLE, RODOS, RTMOD and the European Tracer EXperiment (ETEX). Among 28 models from most European countries, USA, Canada and Japan, which contributed to model validations based on the ETEX experiment, the DMI’s DERMA model was emphasised as performing excellently. Allergenic pollen, fungal spores, smog concentrations and the dispersal of biological, chemical and radioactive material are main elements in the efforts of the Research and Development Department to create better forecasting systems for airborne pollutants. The Department cooperates nationally and internationally with special models to calculate transport and dispersal of substances on the basis of prognoses from weather models. Chemical processes are also incorporated into the models. DMI has participated in 33 projects under the EU’s 5th framework programme for research and development.

Max-Planck-Institute for Biogeochemistry, Jena (MPI) leads in complex study of geosphere-biosphere interrelationships, in particular in study of ecosystems and their biochemistry in interrelationships with climate, land use and biodiversity and in biogeochemistry of the global carbon cycle and has strong positions in  Tropospheric chemistry and Three-dimensional modeling of atmospheric transport. It performed number of FP 5 RTD Projects, including  the CarboEurope project cluster and co-ordinate the  Terrestrial Carbon Observing System – Siberia FP5 Project and participate in the FP 6 Integrated Project CarboEurope. MPI is currently involved in modeling and quantification of the interactions between the biogeochemical cycles and the physical climate system and in development of global, continental and regional observing systems for long-lived biogeochemical trace gases, with special emphasis on observations in Siberia. MPI actively participate in development of IGBP 2 and especially in practical development of IGBP 2 major concepts on Integrated Regional Studies and Earth System Studies.

International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA) is a non-governmental research organization, conducting inter-disciplinary scientific studies on environmental, economic, technological and social issues in the context of human dimensions of global change. The Forestry Project ( FOR) devoted to Global Change and Forests and is one of the core of IIASA activity.

Institute for Numerical Mathematics of Russian Academy of Sciences (INM) has more than 25-year expertise in numerical mathematics, climate and regional modelling, ocean modelling, turbulence-closure studies, downscaling methods and studies of the global change including regional conseqences. An INM global climate model is based on atmospheric and oceanic general circulation models and equipped with a comprehensive package of physical parameterisations including the planetary boundary layer transport and air-land/air-sea interactions.

Institute of Forest SB RAS (IF) is one of the priority scientific forest biological institutions of the Russian Academy of Sciences.  The main scientific studies are focused on: biospheric role, ecological functions and biodiversity of forest ecosystemsand on monitoring of state, efficient use and regeneration of forest resources of Siberia.

Ugra Research Institute of Information Technologies (URIIT) has been organized by Government of Khanty-Mansiiskii National District in 2001. Due the fact that at the territory of the District one half all Russia petroleum is produced one of the main area of URIIT is performance of basic and applied studies for oil and gas producing complexes and for saving environment from risks related to the complexes activity.

Institute of Computational Mathematics and Mathematical Geophysics SB RAS (ICMMG) has been engaged in research on computational and applied mathematics in such areas as the modeling of processes in the atmosphere and ocean, environmental protection problems, methods of mathematical modeling in geophysics, geophysical informatics, simulation of informatics systems, telecommunication systems, software for supercomputers. Design of mathematical models as well as development of numerical methods are the most important scientific fields of ICM&MG for solving interconnected problems of ecology and climate.

“KAZGEOCOSMOS Ltd.” has been created for promotion of modern technologies of remote sensing and geoinformatics to oil-gas and other sectors of Kazakhstan economy. Specific tasks are: Monitoring of National natural resources; Processing and complex interpretation of remote sensing data, geological and geophysical researches for prognosis and control of industrial processes at exploration  and development of oil&gas fields and mineral deposits; Forecasting, detection and modelling of disaster situations development; Creation of branch and territorial geoinformation systems (GIS) for the computer-aided decision of industrial problems; Mapping on the basis of geoinformation technologies, including creation and updating of land use maps. It is specialized in performing aerial and   satellite images of the Earth, integrated analysis of the date obtained with the results of ground surveys.

MEDIAS-FRANCE - The structure was created in 1994 and consolidated in 2000 as a non-profit public organization. Its objective is to bring services to scientists (including managers of large scientific national and international programs), service providers and policy makers addressing environment and climate change issues, origins and impacts in a sustainable development perspective within the so-called international MEDIAS network. From the beginning, it was encouraged by such structures as ENRICH (EC) and START IGBP/IHDP/WCRP/DIVERSITAS). MEDIAS-France acts as servicing structure to the benefit of the MEDIAS international interdisciplinary network bringing together some 2300 researchers, public and private service providers and decision makers along with a sound scientific approach the network. The main geographic areas addressed are: the Mediterranean basin, subtropical Africa and central Asia/Siberia. The main disciplines addressed are: impacts of climatic and environmental changes, geophysical and chemical cycles, biosphere and ecosystems, land cover and land use, atmospheric chemistry, palaeoclimatology, meteorology and climate, hydrology, epidemiology.

INSTITUTE OF COMPUTATIONAL MODELLING SB RAS - was founded in January, 1 in 1975. The scientific direction  - “Methods of mathematical modeling and smart information systems”. Main fields of investigation are:   Methods of computational mathematics and technology of mathematical modeling for the solution of problems of physics, mechanics, physical chemistry; Smart, neuronetic and geoinformation technologies, distributed information systemsMethods of mathematical modeling and computing experiment for maintenance of durability of materials and constructions, safety of complex systems and objects.

HYDROMETEOROLOGICAL RESEARCH INSTITUTE OF UZHYDROMET (NIGMI) (previously – Central Asian Hydrometeorological Research Institute – SANIGMI)  is the oldest institute in Central Asia (established 1931) and it is the scientific research institute of the Centre for Hydrometeorological Service of Uzbekistan.  NIGMI’s research fields are: meteorology, climatology, agrometeorology, hydrology, hydrochemistry, glaciology, environmental sciences, ecology, GIS, remote sensing and weather modification. More than 200 scientific and engineering specialists are working in the following departments of the Institute: 1) Department of Weather Forecasts; 2) Department of Applied Climatology; 3) Department of Hydrological Sciences; 4) Department of Glaciology; 5) Department of Weather Modification; 6) Department of Agrometeorology; 7)Department of Climate Studies and Monitoring; 8) Department of Hydrological Forecasts and Calculations; 9) Department of the Remote Sensing of the Nature Resources; 10) Department of Environmental Pollution’s Research and Prediction. The Institute has post-graduate and doctorate courses on hydrology, water resources, hydrochemistry, meteorology, climatology and agrometeorology. Departments of NIGMI have necessary equipment to carry out researches at the local, regional and international level.