Siberian center for Environmental Research and Training

International event on Computational Information Technologies for Environmental Sciences CITES-2019 (27 May - 6 June 2019, Moscow, Russia)

Marchuk Institute of Numerical Mathematics Russian Academy of Sciences (RAS), Hydrometeorological Research Centre of Russia, Institute of Monitoring of Climatic and Ecological Systems (Siberian Branch of  RAS) with the support of International Centre for Theoretical Physics (ICTP), World Climate Research Program and Russian Foundation for Basic Research  organize an International event on Computational Information Technologies for Environmental Sciences CITES-2019 (27 May - 6 June 2019, Moscow, Russia) comprising young scientist school (27-31 May) and Conference (3-6 June).

The main theme of the event is subseasonal to decadal weather and climate predictions, covering aspects from the modeling and data assimilation to forecast information delivery and relevant practical applications.

The lectures at the school will be given by known specialists in the area of climate variability and prediction, members of World Climate Research Program Working Group for Subseasonal to Interannual Prediction (WGSIP), World Meteorological Organization Expert Team on Operational Predictions from Sub-seasonal to Longer-time Scales (ET-OPSLS), and CCl/CBS WMO Inter-Programme Expert Team on Regional Climate Activities. Among those are William Merryfield (Canadian Centre for Climate Modelling and Analysis, Canada),  Laura Ferranti (European Center for Medium-range Weather Forecasting, UK), Adrian Tompkins (Abdus Salam International Centre for Theoretical Physics, Italy), Mikhail Tolstykh (Russian Hydrometeorological Research Centre, Russia). The lectures will be supported by thematic computational training organized by Adrian Tompkins. Both school lectures and labs will be in English.

The CITES conference sessions will be devoted to different aspects of Earth system modelling, long range forecasts and applications.

List of sessions

Session 1. Subeasonal and long-term meteorological and climatic predictions.

Session 2. Modeling and analysis of global and regional climate and related atmospheric processes.

Session 3. Development of Earth System Model components.

Session 4. Land surface processes: observations, models, data assimilation.

Session 5. Computational and Informational Technologies for Earth Sciences.

Session 6 Future Earth Program and Northern Eurasia Future Initiative.

Session 7. The sixteenth session of the CIS Climate Forum on seasonal forecasts (NEACOF-16)

The conference welcomes contributions on Earth system model components development, in particular, atmosphere, ocean and land surface processes model development (including dynamical cores development), representation of uncertainties in initial data and models, data and informational systems for Earth sciences. Also of interest are regional transdisciplinary applied topics covered by the Future Earth Program and its Northern Eurasia Future Initiative subproject. Working languages of the CITES Conference are Russian and English. Simultaneous translation into English will be provided.

The CITES event will be held at the Marchuk Institute of Numerical Mathematics RAS premises in Moscow.

To apply for participation in the school firstly please visit CITES 2019 page at the ICTP web site ( and select the link “Apply here” in the left column. Then enter to the ICTP e-portal ( and fill in the application form. If you do not yet have an ICTP account, use the “New Account” button on the right to create one firstly.

The deadline is 1 February, 2019.

There is a limited support for participants from developing countries provided by ICTP.

The Conference Program Committee will invite key specialists in the research area to present invited lectures, describing the state of the art in the targeted areas (1 hour), and invited papers, describing recent important inputs into the research domain (30 min). Also a limited number of papers will be selected for oral presentation. Contributed papers will be presented mainly as short oral presentations, whose content should be described in detail by relevant posters. Those who would like to present an invited/oral paper, please, contact Prof. E.P. Gordov (

Working languages at the Conference are English and Russian. During the thematic Conference Sessions simultaneous translation will be provided.

The last day for abstracts submission - March 15, 2019.

To apply for participation in the Conference, please pay attention that your Abstract should include:
1. Title
2. Authors (Principal author first)
3. Affiliation and Address for Each Author (Mailing address, telephone, fax, e-mail, Internet site)
4. Session chosen (Please note that near all contributed papers will be presented at Poster Sessions; only the papers, suggested by the Session Chairs, will be considered as candidates for oral presentation)
5. Four-page report text and 1 page short abstract. Russian authors are kindly asked to submit a 1 page abstract in English and 4 pages of report text in Russian (or 4 pages report text in English and 1 page short abstract in Russian).

Texts will be used by Program Committee for initial selection of participants. Selected and reviewed reports of participants will be published in the event Proceedings.


Please send your abstract to Secretary of the Conference