International Conference and Early Career Scientists School on Environmental Observations, Modeling and Information Systems ENVIROMIS-2010, 5-11 July 2010, Tomsk, Russia
The sixth in the series, this multidisciplinary Conference comprising elements of Early Career 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 Northern Eurasia environment variations under natural and anthropogenic pressures including those caused by the Global Climate Change. It is aimed at filling the gap between basic science achievements and their practical applications in this domain. Also it addresses a critically important issue – a generation gap occurring in Environmental Sciences. To mitigate its consequences and to facilitate professional skill growth for young scientists, a number of invited lectures devoted to the state-of-the-art in the environmental research will be presented by leading specialists, which will allow young participants to get first-hand information on hot topics in Earth System Sciences and attract them professionally to this very important research area.
The major focus of the Conference is on environment state and dynamics under Climate Change of Northern Eurasia, particularly Siberia. Being a region where climate variations are most pronounced and whose potential influences on the Earth System operation as a whole are of importance, this region has attracted recently attention of a number of research and funding organizations. To meet these challenges, a few years ago the Northern Eurasia Earth Science Partnership Initiative (NEESPI) and its regional mega project Siberian Integrated Regional study (SIRS) were formed. Nowadays NEESPI is an interdisciplinary program of internationally supported Earth systems science research that addresses large-scale and long-term manifestations of climate and environmental change in the region. NEESPI strives to understand how the land ecosystems and continental water dynamics in Northern Eurasia interact with and alter the climate system, the biosphere, the atmosphere, and the hydrosphere of the Earth. Its overarching Science Question is: How do we develop our predictive capability of terrestrial ecosystems dynamics over Northern Eurasia for the 21st century to support global projections as well as to inform decision making and numerous practical applications in the region?
We plan to devote to this theme the NEESPI Workshop “Climate Change impact on Northern Eurasia and related feedbacks” and the Open Meeting of Russian National Committee for IGBP targeted at development of Siberia Integrated Regional Study (SIRS).
Being run as a set of consecutive targeted Workshops and thematic sessions devoted to different aspects of the theme, the Conference will facilitate interdisciplinary cooperation between young and prominent researchers thus giving a solid foundation of Earth System study on both regional and global levels. It will bring together the scientific community at large with representatives of national and international scientific organizations, industries and other groups relevant to the Conference. Aimed at one of the Earth System Sciences research priorities, 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 should define future scientific priorities to this end as well as to identify research groups and projects in a position to become integrated.
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 State University and Russian National Committee for IGBP.
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)
Prof. Alexander Baklanov (Danish Meteorological Institute, Copenhagen, Denmark)
Dr. Iryna Bashmakova (NEESPI European office, Finland)
Dr. Gerard Begni (CNES, France)
Dr. Pavel Groisman (National Climatic Data Center, USA)
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)
Scientific Secretary of the Conference Dr. Elena Genina (Siberian Center for Environmental Research and Training, Institute of Monitoring of Climatic and Ecological systems, Siberian Branch of RAS, Tomsk).
Secretary of the Conference Mrs. Yulia Gordova (Siberian Center for Environmental Research and Training, Institute of Monitoring of Climatic and Ecological systems, Siberian Branch of RAS, Tomsk).
Program Committee Co-Chairs: Professor Evgeny Gordov (Siberian Center for Environmental Research and Training, Tomsk), Dr. Pavel Groisman (NOAA, USA), RAS Corresponding Member Michael Kabanov (Institute of Monitoring of Climatic and Ecological Systems SB RAS) and RAS Corresponding Member Vasily Lykosov (Institute for Numerical Mathematics RAS)
Prof. A. Baklanov (DMI, Denmark), Dr. G. Begni (CNES, France), Dr. B. Belan (Institute of Atmospheric Optics SB RAS, Tomsk), Dr. Sci. A. G. Dyukarev (Institute of Monitoring of Climatic and Ecological Systems SB RAS, Tomsk), Dr. V. Gershenzon (Scanex, Moscow), Dr. G. Gutman (NASA, USA), Dr. A.Z. Fazliev (Institute of Atmospheric Optics SB RAS, Tomsk), Prof. M. Heimann (MPI for Bio-geochemistry, Germany), Dr. V. Kharuk (IF SB RAS, Krasnoyarsk), Dr. O. Krankina (Oregon State University, USA), Dr.Sci. V. A. Krutikov (Institute of Monitoring of Climatic and Ecological Systems SB RAS, Tomsk), Prof. E. Kudashev (Space Research Institute RAS, Moscow), Dr. G. Leptoukh (NASA, USA), RAS corresponding member I. I. Mokhov (Institute of Atmospheric Physics, Moscow), Prof. A. A. Onuchin ((Institute of Forest SB RAS, Krasnoyarsk), Prof. V.V. Penenko (Institute of Computational Mathematics and Mathematical Geophysics, Novosibirsk), Prof. Ch. Schmullius (Friedrich - Schiller-University, Germany), Prof. V. Serebryakov (RAS Computing Center), Dr. I. Shkolnik (MGO, St-Petersburg, Russia), Prof. A. Shvidenko (IIASA, Luxemburg, Austria), Dr. I. Sokolik (Georgia Institute of Technology, Earth and Atmospheric Sciences, Atlanta, USA), RAS member E.A. Vaganov (Siberian Federal University and Institute of Forest SB RAS, Krasnoyarsk),.
1. Ongoing Climate Changes over Northern Eurasia. Organizers/Chairs Pavel Groisman and Evgeny Gordov
2. Regional climate modeling Organizers/Chairs Vasily Lykosov, Igor Mokhov, and Igor Shkolnik
3. Northern Eurasia climate and biosphere interrelations Organizers/Chairs Martin Heimann and Vyacheslav Kharuk
4. Influence of Northern Eurasia terrestrial ecosystems on global biogeochemical cycles: past, present and future. Organizers/Chairs Anatoly Shvidenko and Quinlai Zhuang
5. Air pollution transport and climate change Organizers/Chairs Alexander Baklanov, Irina Sokolik, and Vladimir Penenko
6. Observational and ICT infrastructure support of regional scale environmental studies
6.1 Ground based monitoring Organizers/Chairs Boris Belan, Michael Kabanov, and Vyacheslav Razuvaev
6.2 Space based monitoring Organizers/Chairs Gerard Begni and Garik Gutman
6.3 Information-computational infrastructure Organizers/Chairs Efim Kudashev and Gregory Leptoukh
7. Regional environment and biodiversity risks and socio-economic impact Organizers/Chairs: Natalia Lukina and Kirsten de Beurs
8. Geo-referenced geophysical data and semantic web: Basics and Applications Organizers/Chairs Vladimir Serebryakov and Vladimir Gershenzon
9. Open Meeting of Russian National Committee for IGBP: Development of Siberia Integrated Regional Study Organizers/Chairs Evgeny Gordov and Evgeny Vaganov
10. Open Meeting of APN project "Human Impact on Land-cover Changes in the Heart of Asia" Organizers/Chairs Olga Krankina and Igor Okladnikov
11. Joint Session with Symposium on Control and Rehabilitation of Environment Organizers/Chairs TBD and Alexander Tikhomirov
- NEESPI Workshop will be held from 5 to 8 July, 2010;
- Boat trip is planned on 9 July, 2010;
- Rest Sessions and Workshops will be held on 10 and 11 July, 2010.
The Program Committee will invite key specialists in the research area to present invited papers covering the state of the art and their recent results. 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 details by relevant posters. Those who would like to present an invited/oral paper, please, contact Prof. E.P. Gordov (firstname.lastname@example.org). After the Conference, the program Committee will select papers for publication in a Special Issue of a peer reviewed Journal.
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 research domain (30 min), and contributed papers. Contributed papers will be presented mainly at relevant poster Sessions. Only a limited number of them will be selected for oral presentation. Those who would like to present an additional invited or oral paper, please, contact Prof. E.P. Gordov (email@example.com).
The event is organized under auspices of the Russian National Committee for IGBP and its Siberian Branch. The Power Point presentations of the lectures and presented papers will be published at the event site and at he NEESPI web site (http://neespi.org) on Internet and on a CD, which will be distributed among participants.
Potential authors, please pay attention that your Abstract should include:
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.Abstract Text: no more than one page.
ABSTRACT DEADLINE: 1 March 2010
Please send your abstract to 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: firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com, Phone: 7 (3822) 492187, Fax: 7 (3822) 492537.
The Abstracts and the Conference Program will be published in the hard copy version and the Conference Program will be available at the Conference site. We plan to publish selected Conference papers in a special issue of a peer reviewed Journal.
To cover expenses on conference organization, all participants should pay a conference fee, which will include refreshments, Program and abstracts, and a boat trip. Conference fee for young scientists will be reduced!
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Looking forward to meet you at our conference!