Northern Eurasia Earth Science Partnership Initiative


Internal structure of scientific organization within NEESPI

NEESPI Focus Research Centers (FRC)

Currently existing FRCs:

Center for Cold Land Processes and Arctic Coastal Studies
Center for Water System Studies
Center for Aerosol Studies
Center for Land Use Studies
Center for Biogeochemical Cycle Studies
Center for Land Cover Studies
Sopron Regional Focus Research Center for NEESPI Studies in Eastern Europe
Beijing Regional Focus Research Center for Dry Land Processes Studies
Regional Focus Research Center for NEESPI Studies in Siberia (Krasnoyarsk/Tomsk)

Projected FRCs:

Center for Integration of the NEESPI Results and Modeling Studies
and two more Regional NEESPI Focus Research Centers (RFRC):
   Regional Focus Research Center (Moscow, Russia)
   Regional Focus Research Center for NEESPI Studies in Far East (Vladivostok, Russia)

NEESPI Science and Data Support Centers

Within the United States:
For hydrometeorological information: National_Climatic_Data_Center,_Asheville,_NC
For remote sensing information: Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, MD
Within the Russian Federation:
For hydrometeorological information:
Research_Institute_For_Hydrometeorological_Information,_Obninsk,_Kaluga Area
For remote sensing information: SCANEX Corp., Moscow
Within China with focus on East Asia: Beijing Climate Center

NEESPI Data Policy.

NEESPI Organizational Structure

The complete organizational structure for the NEESPI is under development. Consultation with international participants in the development process regarding the organizational structure will be realized before any formal structure will be established. Therefore, the information included on this page is intended primarily to generally represent the current situation in November 2006 regarding established points of contact for the NEESPI within a loose international framework. Other international participants will be identified on this page when their leadership roles in the NEESPI are confirmed by their sponsoring organizations.

NEESPI Project – Project Offices and Points of Contact:

(It is anticipated that European Union, China, Japan and other countries as well as other sponsoring agencies will establish comparable leadership positions as the Initiative evolves)

US-NEESPI Project Office


RF-NEESPI Project Office


Ukraine-NEESPI Project Office

NEESPI Acting Project Coordinator
Richard G. Lawford
International GEWEX Project
Tel: 1-(301) 565-8345
Fax: 1-(301) 565-8279
  RAS-NEESPI Project Manager
Dr. Alexander Georgiadi,
Institute of Geography, RAS
29 Staromonetnyi Pereulok
109017 Moscow, Russia
Tel: 7-(095) 959-0022


NEESPI Project Manager
Dr. Mykola S. Zalogin
12A Bogdana Hmelnitskogo Str.
Kyiv 01030, Ukraine
Tel.: (+380-44) 280-8555

NEESPI Chief Scientist
Dr. Hank Shugart
University of Virginia
PO Box 400123, Clark Hall, Ext. 374
Charlottesville, VA 22904
Tel: 1-(434) 924 7642
  RAS-NEESPI Chief Scientist
Acad. Aleksandr S. Isaev
Center for Problems of Ecology and Forest Productivity
Novocheremushkinskaya St.69
117418 Moscow, Russia
Fax: 7-(095) 332-2617


NEESPI-Ukraine Chief Scientist
Prof. Vadim I. Lyalko
CASRE, 55-B Oles Gonchar St., 01601, Kiev, Ukraine
Tel: (+380-44) 486-9405

NEESPI Project Scientist
Pavel Groisman, PhD
National Climatic Data Center
151 Patton Avenue,
Asheville, NC 28801, USA
Tel: 1-(828) 271-4347
Fax: 1-(828) 271-4328
  RAS-NEESPI Project Scientist
Dr. Sergey A. Bartalev
Chief, Boreal Ecosystems Monitoring Laboratory, (IKI)
84/32 Profsoyuznaya str.
117997 Moscow, Russia
Tel: 7-(095) 333-10-77


International Science Advisory Panel, Acting Chair
Prof.Christiane C. Schmullius
Head of Geography Department
Löbdergraben 32, D-07743, Jena
Ph.: +49 36-419-48877
NEESPI Administration
currently vacant position





Selected managers of the national and international institutions and agencies, currently providing support to the NEESPI development, organization and /or projects:

Dr. Garik G. Gutman,
Manager, Land Cover Land Use Change Program, Code YS
NASA HQ, 300 E Street, SW
Washington, DC 20546
Tel: 1-(202) 358-0276
  Dr. Christopher D. Miller
Manager, NOAA, Office of Global Programs
1100 Wayne Avenue, Suite 1210
Silver Spring, MD 20910-5603
Ph. +1 301-427-2376


Acad. Valentine I. Sergienko, Chair, Russian Academy of Sciences, Far Eastern Branch
50 Svetlanovskaya St.
690950, Vladivostok, Russia
Ph.: +7 (4232) 222-528
Fax: +7 (4232) 261-025

Dr. Jared K. Entin
Manager, Hydrology Program
300 E Street, SW
Washington DC 20546
Tel: 1-(202) 358-0275

Dr. Jin Huang
Manager, NOAA, Office of Global Programs
1100 Wayne Avenue, Suite 1210
Silver Spring, MD 20910-5603
Ph. +1 301-427-2371


 Dr. Raino Heino
(INTAS-SCCONE project coordinator) Research Manager
Finnish Meteorological Institute
PO.Box 503, FI-00101 Helsinki, Finland Tel. +358-9-19294120