Siberian center for Environmental Research and Training

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International Conference on Environmental Observations, Modeling and Information Systems ENVIROMIS-2008, 28 June -6 July 2008, Tomsk, Russia

The fifth in series of multidisciplinary Conferences comprising elements of Young Scientists School will be devoted to the state-of-the-art and usage of modern environmental observation techniques, computational and information technologies for assessment, modeling and mitigation of environment variations under natural and anthropogenic pressures including those caused by Global Change. It is aimed at filling a gap between basic science achievements and their practical applications in this domain. Also it is addressed to a critically important issue, which is the generation gap in Environmental Sciences. To mitigate its consequences and to facilitate professional skill development for young scientists, a number of invited lectures devoted to the state of the art at the domain under consideration will be presented by leading specialists, which will allow young participants to get first hand information on hot topics of Environmental Sciences and will attract them professionally to this very important domain.

One of thematic foci of the Conference will be devoted to a detailed discussion of Northern and Siberia, in particular, environment state and dynamics under Climate Change. Being a region where climate variations are most pronounced and whose potential influences on the Earth System operation as a whole are of importance, Siberia has attracted recently attention of a number of research and funding organizations, notably Siberian Branch of RAS, 6 Framework Programme EC, ISTC, NASA, IGBP and the Earth System Science Partnership as a whole. We plan to devote to this theme an Open Meeting of Russian National Committee for IGBP: Development of Siberia Integrated Regional Study (SIRS). Special emphasis will be given to Northern Eurasia Climate Change impact assessment and adaptation to facilitate design of effective yet economically efficient adaptation strategies.

Another thematic focus will be devoted to a detailed discussion of man-made environmental risks, in particular their detection, monitoring, management and remediation technique. To this end a special Workshop on Man-Made Environmental Risks will be embedded into the Conference fabric to this end. In particular, it will be devoted to the FP6 Coordinated Action Enviro–RISKS (Monitoring, Management and Remediation of Man-made Changes in Siberia) results.

Being run as a sequence  of sessions devoted to different aspects of the theme the Conference will facilitate interdisciplinary cooperation between young and prominent researchers thus giving a solid foundation for Earth System study at global and regional level as well. It will bring together the scientific community at large involving scientists with representatives of national and international organizations in science, industry and other groups relevant for the aims of the Conference. Being addressed to one of research priorities of the FP7 activity area Environment (including Climate Change)  it shall engage the participants in in-depth and forward looking discussions about optimal ways to address scientific research topics and potential areas of cooperation. It will define future scientific priorities to this end as well as identify research groups and projects in a position to become integrated. It is planned to suggest to International Agencies promoting environmentally oriented activity in NIS and Europe to use this Conference for monitoring current state of their projects falling into this area thus giving them vision and result diffusion as well as a basis for new cooperative RTD initiatives. A special effort will be made to bring together contractors involved in national and international on regional level environmental issues.

The Conference will be organized by the Siberian Center for Environment Research and Training, Institute of Monitoring of Climatic and Ecological Systems of Siberian Branch of RAS, Institute for Numerical Mathematics RAS, Tomsk Region Committee on Ecology, Russian National Committee IGBP, and Scientific Councils on Earth Sciences and on Mathematics and Informatics of SB RAS.

The Conference is planned to be held in Tomsk Akademgorodok at premises of the Institute of Monitoring of Climatic and Ecological Systems. One-day trip along Tom’/Ob’ rivers is planned to access practical activity of regional environmental bodies.

Conference Chair Prof. Evgeny Gordov (Siberian Center for Environment Research and Training, Institute of Monitoring of Climatic and Ecological systems, Siberian Branch of RAS, Tomsk)

Organizing Committee:

Prof. Alexander Baklanov (Danish Meteorological Institute, Copenhagen, Denmark)

Dr. Gerard Begni (CNES, France)

Dr. Sci. V. A. Krutikov (Institute of Monitoring of Climatic and Ecological Systems, Siberian Branch of RAS, Tomsk),

RAS Corresponding member Vasily Lykosov (Institute for Numerical Mathematics RAS, Moscow)

Prof. V.V. Penenko (Institute for Computational Mathematics and Mathematical Geophysics, Novosibirsk)

Dr. L. Shardakova (Central Asian Research Hydrometeorological Institute, Tashkent, Uzbekistan)

Prof. Edige Zakarin (KazGeoKosmos, Almaty, Kazakhstan).

Scientific Secretary of the Conference Dr. Elena Genina (Siberian Center for Environmental Research and Training, Tomsk).

Secretary of the Conference Mrs. Yulia Gordova (Siberian Center for Environmental Research and Training, Tomsk).

Program Committee Co-Chairs: Professor Evgeny Gordov (Siberian Center for Environmental Research and Training, Tomsk), RAS Corresponding Member Michael Kabanov (Institute of Monitoring of Climatic and Ecological Systems SB RAS) and RAS Corresponding Member Vasily Lykosov (Institute of Numerical Mathematics RAS)


Prof. H. Akimoto (Frontier Research System for Global Change, Japan), Prof. A. Baklanov (DMI, Denmark), RAS member P.Ya. Baklanov (Pacific Institute of Geography, Vladivostok), Prof. H Balzer (University of Leicester, UK), Dr. G. Begni (CNES, France), Dr. Sci. A. G. Dyukarev (Institute of Monitoring of Climatic and Ecological Systems SB RAS, Tomsk), Dr. P. Groisman (NASA, USA), RAS corresponding member A. M. Fedotov (Novosibirsk State University and Institute of Computational Technologies, Novosibirsk), Dr. A.Z. Fazliev (Institute of Atmospheric Optics SB RAS, Tomsk), Prof. M. Heimann (MPI for Bio-geochemistry, Germany), RAS member V.M. Kotlyakov (Institute of Geography, Moscow), Dr. O. Krankina (Oregon State University, USA), Dr.Sci. V. A. Krutikov (Institute of Monitoring of Climatic and Ecological Systems SB RAS, Tomsk), Dr. C. Lane (National Exposure Research Laboratory, EPA, USA), RAS corresponding member I. I. Mokhov (Institute of Atmospheric Physics, Moscow), Prof. A. A. Onuchin ((Institute of Forest SB RAS, Krasnoyarsk), Dr. A. Palucci (ENEA, Italy), Prof. V.V. Penenko (Institute for Computational Mathematics and Mathematical Geophysics, Novosibirsk), Dr. I. Pippi (Institute of Applied Physics “Carrara”, Italy), Prof. Ch. Schmullius (Friedrich - Schiller-University, Germany), Prof. A. Shvidenko (IIASA, Luxemburg, Austria), Prof. S. L. Shvartsev (Tomsk Affiliation of the Institute of Gas and Petroleum Geology SB RAS),  RAS corresponding member O. N. Solomina (Institute of Geography, Moscow), RAS member E.A. Vaganov (Siberian Federal University and Institute of Forest SB RAS, Krasnoyarsk), RAS member O.F. Vasiliev (Institute of Water and Ecology Problems SB RAS, Novosibitrsk), Prof. E. A. Zakarin (KazGeoCosmos, Almaty, Kazakhstan).

Sessions planned:

Local and remote observations. Organizers/Chairs Antonio Palucci ( and Alexander Tikhomirov (

Remote sensing and GIS Organizers/Chairs Vladimir Serebryakov ( and Yury Polishchuk (

Environmental Information Systems Organizers/Chairs Stefano Nativi ( and Alexander Fazliev (

Urban and Regional Environmental Modeling Organizers/Chairs Alexander Baklanov ( and Vladimir Penenko (

5. Hydrology and Climate Organizers/Chairs Stepan Shwartsev ( and Oleg Vasiliev (

Assessment of Soil, Forestry and Wetland Dynamics Organizers/Chairs Anatoly Dyukarev (, Charles Lane ( and Alexander Onuchin (

Environment and Climatic Change Assessment and Modeling Organizers/Chairs Michael Kabanov ( and Vasily Lykosov (

Open Meeting of Russian National Committee for IGBP: Development of Siberia Integrated Regional Study Organizers/Chairs Evgeny Gordov ( and Evgeny Vaganov (

Workshop on Man-Made Environmental Risks Organizers/Chairs Alexander Baklanov (, Evgeny Gordov (

Workshop on Northern Eurasia Land Dynamic Assessment Organizers/Chairs Olga  Krankina (, Alexander Onuchin (, Anatoly Shvidenko (

Three types of papers will be delivered at the Conference, namely invited lectures, describing the state of the art in the targeted areas (1 hour), invited papers, describing recent important inputs into the domain (30 min), and contributed papers. Contributed papers will be presented mainly at relevant poster Sessions. Only limited number of them will be selected for oral presentation. Those who’d like to present an additional invited or oral paper, please, contact with relevant Session Chair/Organizer.

The Workshop on Man-Made Environmental Risks additionally to thematic sessions with invited and contributed opal and poster presentations will include the session entirely devoted to the FP6 Coordinated Action FP6 Enviro–RISKS, aimed at monitoring, management and remediation of man-made changes in Siberia. In course of this session the project co-ordinator and contractors will present their finding on the theme.

Potential authors, 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 suggested by the Session Chairs papers will be considered as candidates for oral presentation)

5.Abstract Text: no more than one page.


Please send you abstract t Mrs. Yulia Gordova, Secretary of the Conference, Siberian Center for Environment Research and Training of Siberian Branch of RAS, Akademicheskii ave. 10/3, Tomsk, 634055, Russia. E-mail: or, Phone: 7 (3822) 492187, Fax: 7 (3822) 492537.

The Abstracts and the Conference Program will be published in the hard copy version and on the Conference site. We plan to publish Conference Proceeding in a special issue of the peer reviewed Journal

For current information please look at the Conference site . To see materials of the previous ENVIROMIS Conferences, visit the site

The anticipated support from sponsoring organizations allow us hope to cover partially expenses for selected on competitive basis  young researchers from NIS countries.

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Looking forward to meet you at our conference!