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. Subseasonal to interannual climate prediction
Session 2. Development of Earth System Model components
Session 3. Land surface processes: observations, models, data assimilation
Session 4. Data and information-computational systems for Earth sciences.
Session 5. Workshop of the Future Earth and NEFI Programs.

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 button “Apply here”. 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 XXX. There is a limited support for participants from developing countries provided by ICTP.