Northern Eurasia Earth Science Partnership Initiative

Meetings

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The most recent NEESPI events.

April 25-May 2, 2014, Vienna, Austria. European Geosciences Union General Assembly 2014. The NEESPI scientists are cordially invited to contribute substantially to the Scientific Program of the Assembly in particular to the Special NEESPI Session BG5.1; "Environmental, socio-economic and climatic changes in Northern Eurasia and their feedbacks to the Global Earth System" was held on April 29, 2014. The Session Program and abstracts are HERE. (BG5.2; "Environmental, socio-economic and climatic changes in Northern Eurasia and their feedbacks to the Global Earth System") has been scheduled at the Earth System Science (BG5; Biogeosciences) Section of the Assembly.

April 7-10, 2014, Beijing, China. MAIRS Open Science Meeting FUTURE EARTH IN ASIA. The NEESPI scientists contributed to the Scientific Program of the Meeting and in particular to Sessions R5-03 and R8-03: FUTURE EARTH IN NORTHERN ASIA. Meeting logistic is Here. All three Northern Eurasia Sessions were held on April 10, 2014.

December 9-13, 2013, San Francisco, California. American Geophysical Union Annual Fall Meeting . The NEESPI scientists contributed to the Scientific Program of the Meeting and in particular to special NEESPI Session Environmental, Socio-economic and Climatic Changes in Northern Eurasia and their Feedbacks to the Global Earth System. Both NEESPI Oral Sessions and Poster NEESPI Session were held on December 10, 2013. All abstracts of these three Sessions are available at the site. We are gradually uploading to it the pdf versions of these presentations.

August 25 - September 5, 2013, Petrozavodsk, Russia. International Conference and Young Scientists School on Computational Information Technologies for Environmental Sciences: “CITES-2013 and The NEESPI/SIRS Joint Workshop" . The NEESPI scientists contributed to the CITES Science Conference and the NEESPI/SIRS Workshop .
For further information on this Event, please check the dedicated Event site: http://scert.ru/en/conferences/cites2013// that will be routinely updated. Presentations at the Conference and Workshop are HERE. The Workshop Summary is HERE.

July 17-24, 2013, Hailar, Inner Mongolia, China. International Workshop on Sustainable Management of Grassland Ecosystem in Semi-arid Regions "Sustainable Management of Grassland Ecosystems in Semi-arid East Asia". The NEESPI scientists contributed to the Scientific Program of the Conference. Brief Meeting Report was published in EOS by Qi et al.: Protection of Grasslands in East Asia. EOS, 94, No. 41, p. 364, 8 October, 2013.

June 10-14, 2013, Borgholm, Island of Oeland, Sweden. BALTEX Seventh Study Conference. The NEESPI scientists contributed to the Scientific Program of the Conference. By permission of the Conference Organizers and the authors, we present here three keynote presentations at the Conference by Profs. von Storch, Bengtsson, and Meier.

May 19-24, 2013, Makuhari Messe, Ciba-city, Japan. Japanese Geoscience Union Annual Meeting 2013. The NEESPI scientists contributed to the scientific program of the Meeting and, in particular, to special Multidisciplinary International Session A-CC03 "Changes in Northern Eurasia and the Arctic: Their feedbacks to the Globe". The Session included poster and oral sessions. Both these sessions were held on May 22nd, 2013 as the part of the JPGU Annual Meeting. Working language at the Session was English. The session program, abstracts, and most of presentations will be posted soon.

April 7-12, 2013, Vienna, Austria. European Geosciences Union General Assembly 2013. The NEESPI scientists contributed substantially to the Scientific Program of the Assembly. Special NEESPI Session (BG5.2; "Environmental, socio-economic and climatic changes in Northern Eurasia and their feedbacks to the Global Earth System") was held at the Earth System Science (Biogeosciences) Section of the Assembly on April 11th 2013. BG5.2 included Oral and Poster Sessions. The Oral Session presentations and most of the Poster Session presentations have been posted at our site (just click links "Oral Session" or "Poster Session" above).

Junuary 17-20, 2013, Novosibirsk, The Russian Federation. World Snow Forum 2013. More than two thirds of the global seasonal snow cover resides in Northern Eurasia. Therefore, the NEESPI scientists substantially contributed to the Scientific Program of the Forum at the International Congress on Ecology of Northern Territories 2013. The congress Business Program is HERE.

December 3-7, 2012, San Francisco, California. American Geophysical Union Annual Fall Meeting . The NEESPI scientists have contributed to the Scientific Program of the Meeting and in particular to special NEESPI Session GC019. Environmental, Socio-economic and Climatic Changes in Northern Eurasia and their Feedbacks to the Global Earth System. Both Oral NEESPI Sessions were held on December 4, 2012. Both Poster NEESPI Sessions were held on December 4, 2012. While all abstracts of the four Sessions have been already available at the site; some of low resolution pdf files with the Sessions' presentations/posters have not yet been uploaded.

September 20-23, 2012, Krasnoyarsk, Russia. International workshop on the Impact of Climate Change on Forest and Agricultural Ecosystems and Adaptation Strategies " . The NEESPI scientists contributed to the Scientific Program of the Workshop. .

June 24 - July 2, 2012, Irkutsk, Russia. International Conference and Early Career Scientists School on Environmental Observations, Modeling and Information Systems ENVIROMIS-2012. The NEESPI scientists havecontributed to the Scientific Program of this Event. The major focus of the Conference was on environment state and dynamics under Climate Change of Northern Eurasia, particularly Siberia.. The Conference was organized by the Siberian Center for Environment Research and Training, Irkutsk Scientific Center and Institute for System Dynamics and Control Theory SB RAS, Institute of Monitoring of Climatic and Ecological Systems SB RAS, Institute of Computational Technologies SB RAS, Institute for Numerical Mathematics RAS and Russian National Committee for IGBP with support of WMO, APN, RFBR, START, MAIRS, and NEESPI. The first Conference circular is HERE . The entire EVENT PROGRAM is here.
Conference presentations will be posted shortly at the SCERT and NEESPI web sites.

June 18-22, 2012, Yoshkar-Ola, Mari El, Russian Federation. NASA Science Meeting, GOFC-GOLD and NEESPI Workshop and Regional Conference . The NEESPI scientists contributed to the Scientific Program of Symposium. The main topic of the Conference is "Impacts of extreme weather on natural, socio-economic, and land-use systems: Focus on the 2010 summer anomaly in the Volga region ". The Conference was hosted by the Mari State Technical University with support of START, ScanEx, EFI, IUFRO, and NEESPI. The further Conference information is HERE The Conference Program is HERE. Presentations and selected posters are available at the dedicated web site of the VolgaTech University. The Conference proceedings are HERE (bene: 16.5 Mb; part of proceedings is in Russian).

June 3-8, 2012, Arkhangelsk, Russia. XV GLACIOLOGICAL SYMPOSIUM . The NEESPI scientists have contributed to the Scientific Program of Symposium. The main topic of the Symposium is "Past, Present and Future of the Cryosphere". The Symposium was organized by the Glaciological Association, Institute of Geography Russian Academy of Sciences, and the Northern (Arctic) Federal University.

May 20-25, 2012, Makuhari Messe, Ciba-city, Japan. Japanese Geoscience Union Annual Meeting 2012. The NEESPI scientists contributed to the scientific program of the Meeting and, in particular, to the special Multidisciplinary International Session "Changes in Northern Asia and the Arctic: Their feedbacks to the Globe". The NEESPI Session included poster and oral sessions. Both there sessions were held on May 25th, 2012 at the JpGU International Symposium 2012 as the part of the JPGU Annual Meeting. Working language at the Symposium was English. The session program and abstracts is HERE The Session presentations are being gradually posted HERE.

April 22-27, 2012, Vienna, Austria. European Geosciences Union General Assembly 2012 . The special NEESPI Session (BG5.2; "Environmental, socio-economic and climatic changes in Northern Eurasia and their feedbacks to the Global Earth System") was held at the Assembly on April 24th morning and afternoon (Oral Session) and in the evening of the same day (Poster Session).

February 7-8, 2012, St. Petersburg, Russia. NEESPI Regional Workshop: «Hydrological consequences of changes in climate and land cover across Northern Eurasia» and Extended Project Meeting for NASA Project: “Northern Eurasian Landscapes: Interactions among Humans, Hydrology, Land Cover and Land Use” . The NEESPI scientists contributed to the Scientific Program of the Workshop and participated in discussions of the NASA Project results presented at the Meeting.

December 5-9, 2011, San Francisco, California. American Geophysical Union Annual Fall Meeting . The NEESPI scientists actively contributed to the Scientific Program of the Meeting and in particular to the special NEESPI Session (GC16. Environmental, Socio-economic and Climatic Changes in Northern Eurasia and their Feedbacks to the Global Earth System: The Role of Remote Sensing and Integrative Studies). Both Poster and Oral Sessions were held on December 8, 2011.


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September 5-10, 2011, The Vistula (Baltiiskaya) Spit, Russia. "Land-Ocean-Atmosphere interactions in the Changing World" International Conference of Young Scientists More Information. The NEESPI scientists contributed to the Scientific Program of the Conference.

September 19-21, 2011, Dushanbe, Tajikistan. "Climate Changes and Natural Hazards in Mountain Areas „MOUNTAINHAZARDS 2011" International Conference More Information. The NEESPI scientists contributed to the Scientific Program of the Conference.

August 15-21, 2011, Krasnoyarsk, Russia. "Boreal Forests in a Changing World: Challenges and Needs for Actions" International Boreal Forest Research Association (IBFRA), 15th IBFRA Science Conference More Information. The NEESPI scientists have contributed to the Scientific Program of the Conference.

July 3 - 13, 2011, Tomsk, Russia. "CITES 2011" Event (International Conference and Young Scientists School on Computational Information Technologies for Environmental Sciences). More Information is available at the dedicated Event cite, http://www.scert.ru/en/conferences/cites2011/. NEESPI co-sponsored this Event and the NEESPI scientists contributed to its Scientific Program. The Event Program and selected presentations are posted HERE.

May 22-27, 2011, Makuhari Messe, Ciba-city, Japan. Japanese Geoscience Union Annual Meeting 2011. Special NEESPI Multidisciplinary Session M-IS03; "Changes in Northern Asia and their feedbacks to the Globe" was held at the JpGU International Symposium 2011 as a part of the JpGU Annual Meeting. The Session presentations are HERE. The M-IS03 Session included poster and oral sessions. Both NEESPI sessions were held on May 26th, 2011.

April 3-8, 2011, Vienna, Austria. European Geosciences Union General Assembly 2011 . The NEESPI scientists contributed more than 35 presentations to the Scientific Program of the Assembly and in particular to the special NEESPI Session (BG5.1; "Integration of Environmental, Socio-economic and Climatic Change Studies in Northern Eurasia") . The Session was held at the Assembly on Thursday morning, April 7th (Oral Session) and Friday Morning, April 8th (Poster Session). The program and selected presentations of both BG5.1 sessions are HERE.

December 13-17, 2010, San Francisco, California, USA. NEESPI Session GC07 at the Annual Fall AGU Meeting. The NEESPI Session: GC07; "Bringing Together Environmental, Socio-Economic and Climatic Change Studies in Northern Eurasia" is sponsored by Global Environmental Change AGU Focus Group and is Co-Sponsored by Atmospheric Sciences, Biogeosciences, Cryosphere, Hydrology, and Paleoceanography and Paleoclimatology, Natural Hazards, and Public Affairs AGU Sections and Focus Groups.
Forty abstracts were submitted to two oral and one poster GC07 Sessions. The Poster Session GC33A was held on the 15th of December. Two oral Sessions (Session GC41D) and (Session GC42B) were held on the 16th of December.

8-10 September, 2010, Lanzhou, Gansu, P.R. China. The Third International Symposium on Arid Climate Change and Sustainable Development(ISACS-3). More Information is available at the Symposium web site. CD ROM with the Symposium Presentations is available from the Meeting Organizers.

25-28 August, 2010, Tartu, Estonia. Joint NASA LCLUC Science Team Meeting & GOFC-GOLD/NERIN, NEESPI Workshop "Monitoring Land Cover and Land Use in Boreal and Temperate Europe More Information is available at the Workshop web site.

5-11 July 2010, Tomsk, Russia. "ENVIROMIS 2010" Event (International Conference on Environmental Observations, Modeling and Information Systems). For scope of the ENVIROMIS events see http://www.scert.ru/en/conferences/. More information is available at the SCERT web site. NEESPI has co-sponsored the Event and the NEESPI scientists contributed to its Scientific Program. Event program and selected presentations (oral and posters) are posted HERE.

June 14-18, 2010, Miedzyzdroje, Wolin Island, Poland. The 6th Study Conference on BALTEX. NEESPI has co-sponsored the Conference and the NEESPI scientists contributed to the Scientific Program of the Conference. Selected NEESPI presentations are available here. More information (including abstracts of the Conference presentations) is available at the BALTEX web site.


June 8-12, 2010, Oslo, Norway. "Polar Science - Global Impact", International and Interdisciplinary Science Conference devoted to the International Polar Year Research Results. More Information. The NEESPI scientists contributed to the Scientific Program of the Conference.


May 2-7, 2010, Vienna, Austria. European Geosciences Union General Assembly 2010 . The NEESPI scientists significantly contributed to the Scientific Program of the Assembly and, in particular, to the special NEESPI Session (BG5.1; "Environmental, socio-economic and climatic changes in Northern Eurasia and their feedbacks to the Global Earth System") scheduled at the Assembly. The NEESPI sessions were held on May 4th. Programs of the BG5.1 poster and BG5.1 oral sessions (including most of presentations) are available.

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December 14-20, 2009 San-Francisco, California. 2009 AGU Fall Meeting More Information. NEESPI Open Session at the Meeting, Session GC4: "Environmental, Socio-economic and Climatic Changes in Northern Eurasia and Their Feedbacks to the Global Earth System: How Far Have we Advanced in our Ability to Describe Them?" was sponsored by The Global Environmental Change AGU Focus Group and is Co-Sponsored by Atmospheric Sciences, Biogeosciences, Cryosphere, and Hydrology AGU Sections. NEESPI invited its participants as well as those who are interested in all aspects of Earth Science studies in Northern Eurasia to participate in the poster GC31A and oral GC43B NEESPI sessions held on December 16th and 17th respectfully.

September 9-15, 2009, Bishkek, Kyrgyz Republic. The seven-day-long scientific and educational Event was held. It included
(a) an International Young Scientists School on on Environmental Studies at High Elevations (September 9-10, 2009); Bene: the Working language at the School was Russian.
(b) an International Workshop devoted to Climatic, Environmental, Land Cover-Land Use Change Studies at High Elevations and a Regional NEESPI Science Team Research Workshop focuses on discussion of existing projects results and development new research within mountain regions of the NEESPI domain . (September 11-15, 2009). Bene: the Working language at the Workshops was English. General information on the Event. Workshop Presentations and Reports.

July 5-15, 2009, Krasnoyarsk, Russia. The eleven-day-long scientific and educational Event that will include
(a) an International Young Scientists School on Computational Information Technologies for Environmental Sciences CITES-2009 (July 5-10, 2009; Bene: the Working language at the School is Russian,
(b) an International Conference on Computational Information Technologies for Environmental Sciences CITES-2009 (July 11-13, 2009; Bene: the Working language at the Conference and at the the following NEESPI Workshop is English, and
(c) a Regional NEESPI Research Workshop devoted to Climatic, Environmental, Land Cover-Land Use Change Studies in Siberia. (July 14-15, 2009).
Conference and Workshop programs and presentations and available for download here. While all Conference and Workshop talks are already on the web, only a handful of poster presentations are available.

April 19-24, 2009, Vienna, Austria. European Geosciences Union General Assembly 2009 . The NEESPI scientists contributed to several Sessions of the Assembly and in particular to the special NEESPI Session (BG2.2; "Land-Atmosphere-Cryosphere Interactions in Northern Eurasia") . Three Oral and one Poster NEESPI Session were held.

December 15-19, 2008 "NEESPI Session at the Fall AGU Meeting, San-Francisco, California, USA. Three Global Change Sessions: "Land-Atmosphere-Cryosphere Interactions in Northern Eurasia" were sponsored by Global Environmental Change AGU Focus Group and is Co-Sponsored by Atmospheric Sciences, Biogeosciences, Cryosphere, Hydrology, and Paleoceanography and Paleoclimatology AGU Sections and Focus Groups. Forty seven presentations were submitted. The Poster Session GC41A was held on the 18th of December. Two oral Sessions (Session GC52A) and (Session GC53C) were held on the 19th of December.

August 23-28, 2008. NATO Advanced Research Workshop “Regional aspects of climate-terrestrial-hydrologic interactions in Eastern Europe“ (NEESPI Regional Non-boreal Europe Meeting) Odessa, Ukraine. Hosts: Odessa State Politechnical and Environmental Universities, Odessa, Ukraine. The Meeting Agenda.
The Meeting Materials. The Workshop Statement. Workshop Sponsors were: The NATO Science for Peace Program; global change SysTem for Analysis, Research and Training (START) Program; Odessa State Politechnical and Environmental Universities, Odessa, Ukraine; The Boston University, Boston, Massachusetts, USA; The State Hydrological Institute, St. Petersburg, Russia; The GLOBE Program; and the NEESP Initiative.

June 2-6, 2008. NEESPI Regional Science Team Meeting devoted to the High Latitudes of the NEESPI domain, University of Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland. By invitation only. The Meeting Agenda. The Meeting List of Participants. Meeting presentations and materials are posted here. Extended abstracts of selected oral and poster presentations are currently prepared for publication in iLEAPS Report Series No 1. Estimated date of publication: December 2008. Drafts for authors' review are here.


April 13-18, 2008, Vienna, Austria. NEESPI Session at the European Geosciences Union General Assembly 2008. Session BG2.8: "Land-atmosphere interactions in Northern Eurasia" has been listed in Biogeosciences and Cryospheric Sciences Sections. BG2.8 was divided into five Sessions throughout the entire day on Wednesday, March 16th, 2008: Four Oral Sessions, Lecture Room 20, 08:30 to 17:00 AM and Poster Session, BG Area, 8:00 to 19:00. Abstracts of the presentations are available by clicking on the Sessions' links above.

March 17-19, 2008 Workshop of the NEESPI Focus Research Center for Biogeochemical Cycles. Max-Planck Institute for Biogeochemistry, Jena, Germany. By invitation only. The Workshop Agenda. The Workshop materials (oral presentations and posters) The Workshop document is in preparation and will be posted shortly.

December 10-14, 2007 "NEESPI Session at the Fall AGU Meeting, San-Francisco, California, USA. Session GC02: "Northern Eurasia Earth Science Partnership Initiative (NEESPI): Integrated Approach to Regional Climate and Environment Change Studies" is sponsored by Global Environmental Change AGU Focus Group and is Co-Sponsored by Atmospheric Sciences, Biogeosciences, Cryosphere, Hydrology, Paleoceanography and Paleoclimatology, and Public Affairs AGU Sections and Focus Groups. Three NEESPI Sessions have been scheduled for the 11th of December: Oral Session GC21B, Moscone Center West, Room 3002, 08:00 to 10:00 AM ; Oral Session GC21A Moscone Center West, Room 3002, 10:20 to 12:20 AM , and Poster Session GC23A, Moscone Center Exh. Hall B, 13:40 to 17:00 AM.

December 4-6, 2007 The 3rd International Conference "Earth from Space - the Most Efficient Solutions”. Moscow, Russia. More Details. The goal of the conference is to show the experience of practical use of satellite monitoring in different branches of economy together with the recent developments in remote sensing as the backbone of cost-efficient functioning economic systems. Conference Summary.



November 26-27, 2007 The Third International Conference on Environment and Sustainable Development of Mongolian Plateau and Surrounding Regions, Beijing, China. Institute of Geographic Sciences and Natural Resources Research of CAS, Beijing, China. By invitation only.


November 12-14, 2007 Eurasian Hydroclimatology: observations, change, attribution, and impacts, Fairbanks, Alaska, USA. International Arctic Research Center, University of Alaska - Fairbanks. By invitation only. Workshop Program . More Details.

October 22-26, 2007 The Second Asia CliC Symposium "The state and fate of Asian Cryosphere". Lanzhou, China. More Details.

September 16-20, 2007. NEESPI Regional Science Team Meeting devoted to the Dry Land Areas of the NEESPI domain (by invitation only), Urumqi, China. The Meeting will be held in conjunction with the Regional NASA Land Cover Land Use Change (LCLUC) Science Team Meeting. Cf., First Announcement at the LCLUC web site. Meeting Materials .


September 11-13, 2007. The Second International Symposium on Arid Climate Change and Sustainable Development (ISACS), Lanzhou, China. More Details.

August 12-17, 2007 Workshop "Northern Eurasia Land Surface Properties and Change and its Role in the Global Earth System", Aspen Global Change Institute, Aspen, Colorado, USA. By invitation only. List of Participants, Workshop Report.

The International Arctic Research Center at the University of Alaska Fairbanks in collaboration with A.N. Severtsov Institute of Ecology and Evolution, Moscow, Russia organized a two-week summer Workshop-School on environmental studies in the boreal forest zone on 14-28 July 2007. The Workshop was held in Fedorovskoe, Tver’ region, Russia, at the Central Forest Biospheric Reserve. The Workshop Booklet, Participants' List, Group Picture, and Final Workshop Agenda. More details is available at the IARC web site.

May 3-4, 2007 "NEESPI Summit", University of Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland. The Summit brought together the representatives of the Earth System Science Partnership Programs and Projects, members of the NEESPI Steering and Coordinating Committee, and program managers and representatives from contributing organizations who have vested interests in Northern Eurasia climatic and environmental studies. Prior to the Summit (on May 2, 2007), a joint NEESPI-iLEAPS Scientific Symposium on ”Research in Northern Eurasia on Land-Atmosphere Interactions, Water and Biogeochemical Cycles” was held at the Finnish Meteorological Institute. Symposium and Summit Programs.

May 7-9, 2007 "The EarthCARE Workshop", ESTEC, Noordwijk, The Netherlands. The workshop provided a forum for the wider science communities interested in EarthCARE and working in the related research areas of cloud, aerosol and radiation observations and modelling. More details


April 15-18, 2007 Symposium on Carbon in Peatlands, Wageningen, The Netherlands. More Details. The Symposium brought together leading scientists to summarize the state-of-the-art in recent research, define directions of future research, and facilitate transfer of knowledge between disciplines. The meeting covered various themes and scales, from peatland biogeochemistry, microbial ecology, paleo-ecology, plant-ecology, ecosystem & landscape ecology, to ecohydrology, introduced by key-note speakers Christian Blodau (D), Chris Freeman (UK), Bas van Geel (NL), Håkan Rydin (S), Nigel Roulet (CDN), Joseph Holden (UK), and Pep Canadell (AUS).

January 22-26, 2007 19th Session of the Scientific Steering Group of the Global Energy and Water Cycle Experiment, East-West Center, Honolulu, Hawaii, USA. Workshop Agenda. The primary purpose of the meeting was to examine the GEWEX program structure and to determine how GEWEX can strengthen its contributions to WCRP priority activities and to associated programs. A NEESPI Proposal to join GEWEX has been considered at the Session. The proposal was presented by the NEESPI Project Scientist. The GEWEX Science Steering Group has approved NEESPI to be the next GEWEX Regional Hidroclimate Project, RHP [The SSG renamed its Continental Scale Experiments into RHPs in the process of the GEWEX internal reorganisation].


December 11-15, 2006 American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting. Moscone Center West, 800 Howard Street, San Francisco, California, USA . Two Special NEESPI Sessions "Northern Eurasia Earth Science Partnership Initiative: Integrated Approach to Regional Climate and Environment Change Studies" (oral and poster) were held on December 12, 2006 at the Global Environmental Change Section of the Meeting (Co-sponsored by Biogeosciences, Hydrology, and Public Affairs AGU Sections). Additionally, the NEESPI scientists delivered at the Meeting 5 oral talks (e.g., Schmullius et al.) and presented 14 posters.


December 6-8, 2006 Workshop: "Arctic Land Surface Hydrology: Moving Towards a Synthesis" Princeton University, Princeton, New Jersey, USA. Workshop Agenda. Workshop brought together an international team of scientists from 9 institutions in the United States, Russia, and Germany involved in several ongoing NEESPI projects to coordinate their efforts in field campaigns, remote and in situ data gathering efforts, regional modeling in the Arctic Ocean Basin of the NEESPI domain, and linkages of their projects to the Earth System Model that is being developed in The Max-Planck-Institute of Meteorology. More Details to follow.


November 7-8, 2006 First Regional NEESPI Focus Research Center on Dry Land Processes Studies Workshop, Institute of Geographic Science and Natural Resource Research (IGSNRR) of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China.
As NEESPI is moving forward with its research agenda, and to promote regional participation from local countries and organizations, Regional Focus Research Centers are being established throughout the NEESPI domain. Inauguration of the Regional NEESPI Focus Research Center on Dry Land Processes Studies (Leader of the Center: Prof. Jiyuan Liu, IGSNRR, CAS) took place on the morning of the 7th of November, 2006. The inauguration was followed with a Workshop where major ongoing and planned activities in the dry land processes studies in China, Mongolia, Russia, and Central Asia were discussed. More details
A small preparatory workshop was organized in Beijing on May 4, 2006 in the framework of preparation of the First Regional NEESPI Focus Research Center on Dry Land Processes Studies Workshop. Its summary (in English and Chinese) is attached. Preparatory Workshop Summary in English and Preparatory Workshop Summary in Chinese

November 9-12, 2006 An Earth System Science Partnership Global Environmental Change Open Science Conference: "Global Environmental Change: Regional Challenges." Beijing, China. More Details Excerpts from the NEESPI NSAP Report (Feb. 24, 2006) " ... 4.1. After hearing the report of the NEESPI Project Scientist regarding the endorsement by the ESSP 1st Open Science Conference Organizing Committee of the NEESPI Poster Session, NSAP strongly recommends to the NEESPI community to participate in the Conference as a Group (indicating the NEESPI theme in their abstracts submitted to different parallel Sessions of the Conference)."
At the First Open Science ESSP Conference, the NEESPI scientists convened 6 Parallel Sessions, delivered 8 oral talks, and presented 32 posters.


18-20 September, 2006 "International Symposium: Environmental change in Siberia * Insights from Earth Observation and modelling" was organized by Sib - E S S - C (SIBERIA-II Earth System Science Cluster Group) at The University of Leicester, Leicester, United Kingdom. Sib - E S S - C is a mega-project associated with NEESPI. Its overall objectives are: (a) Develop a spatial data infrastructure to facilitate Earth system science studies in central Siberia (specifically the Yenisey watershed); (b) Set up a web interface to provide access to data products created during the SIBERIA-II project; (c) Continue remote sensing data acquisition and product generation to build up time series; and (d) Provide online geo-visualization tools for integrated data analysis. An anticipated outcome of the Symposium is a concept for the integration of knowledge about spatial patterns derived from Earth Observation and process knowledge formalised in ecological / biophysical models in an Earth System Science Cluster to advance our understanding of environmental change in Siberia. The Symposium aims to explore how human and biophysical processes interact under conditions of rapid environmental change. The participants will have the opportunity to discuss novel approaches to spatial and temporal data integration, including human activities, climate, vegetation and the atmosphere with the aim to better understand, quantify and predict environmental change in the region. Initial Meeting Announcement Meeting Report in "New Scientist" magazine, 27 September, 2006, pp. 8-9. Meeting Report
Meeting Organizers:
Dr Heiko Balzter,
Centre for Ecology and Hydrology, Monks Wood, United Kingdom, e-mail: hbal@ceh.ac.uk; after 1 Sept. University of Leicester, UK, e-mail: hb91@leicester.ac.uk
Prof. Christiane Schmullius, FSU Jena, Germany, e-mail: c.schmullius@uni-jena.de


June 5-7, Excursions: 8-10, 2006 "International Conference: CLIMATE CHANGES AND THEIR IMPACT ON BOREAL AND TEMPERATE FORESTS" At this conference in Ekaterinburg, Russia four partner institutes engaged in environmental research (USFEU, IPAE, SIF, WSL) brought more than 100 participants to present the latest results in the field of climate changes and its possible effects on boreal and temperate forests, and to discuss future research directions and joint projects for further cooperation that allows to link research across the different regions towards an early detection system for the impacts of climate change. Excursions to research sites and nature reserves in the Ural mountain range have been provided to the Conference participants, giving them a first hand experience of these unique systems. More Details


May 11-16, 2006 "NATO ‘Science for Peace’ Program and NEESPI Joint Workshop on extreme precipitation events: their origins, predictability and societal impacts." The Meeting brought together principal investigators and co-investigators of the NATO "Science for Peace" Project "Extreme precipitation events: their origins, predictability and societal impacts" and several NEESPI scientists working on the same problems from four countries: Germany, Russia, the United States, and Ukraine. More Details


April 11-13, 2006 "NASA Land-Cover and Land-Use Change Science Team Meeting ." The Science Team Meeting brought together principal investigators and co-investigators of the NASA Land-Cover and Land-Use Change Program (LCLUC) and NASA project managers, who are supporting their research. Strategy of future development of LCLUC studies as well as progress reports of currently funded projects have been discussed at the Meeting. Being multidimentional and multi-disciplinary Program, LCLUC provides an umbrella for more than 20 NEESPI projects, which constitute a major portion of the NASA-sponsored NEESPI research. More Details


April 6-8, 2006 "NEESPI Cold Land and Arctic Coast Focus Research Center: 1st International Workshop." The Workshop "inaugurated" the NEESPI Cold Land and Arctic Coast Focus Research Center. The participants discuss key issues of studying Cold Land Processes in Northern Eurasia and its extensive shelf seas and laid down their plans for the nearest 2-3 years of research based on the current (and perspectively) funded projects with foci on fullfilment both the IPY and the NEESPI research objectives. Within the NEESPI Science Plan structure, the problems of integration of the cold land studies with other NEESPI research topics have been also discussed. More Details or Workshop Agenda only


February 22-24, 2006 "FIRST NEESPI SCIENCE TEAM MEETING", IIASA, LAXENBURG, AUSTRIA. A meeting for the NEESPI Science Advisory Panel, as well as a programmatic meeting of the representatives of the contributing organizations will be held in conjunction with the first NEESPI Science Team meeting. By invitation only More Details


January 29 - February 2, 2006 Session on Land / Atmosphere Interaction. Atlanta, Georgia. This session focuses on (1) dynamic, physical, and biogeochemical mechanisms by which the land surface influences atmospheric processes and climate; (2) predictability associated with land-surface/atmosphere interaction; (3) impacts of land processes on monsoon development; (4) impact of land-cover and land use change on climate; (5) development of coupled atmosphere/land-surface models. Contact information: Yongkang Xue (yxue@geog.ucla.edu) or Randy Koster (randal.koster@gsfc.nasa.gov).


December 4, 2005 NEESPI Briefing for the IGBP Leadership was held in San Francisco, California, USA as a pre-meeting workshop at the AGU Fall Meeting. More Details


June 18-19, 2005, Regional GOFC-GOLD workshop "Observations of Land Cover and Needs of Research Projects in Northern Eurasia". St. Petersburg, Russia. More Details


June 20-24, 2005, 31st International Symposium on Remote Sensing of Environment, St. Petersburg, Russia. The overall theme is the use of Earth observation systems in monitoring, understanding and managing our planet's environment with particular emphasis on global change, security and sustainability. http://www.niersc.spb.ru/isrse/index.shtml

 

June 18-19, 2005 NEESPI Briefing for Lead Scientists and Representatives of Other Programs was held in St. Petersburg, Russia as a pre-symposium workshop at the 31st International Symposium on Remote Sensing of Environment. more details


June 7, 2005 NEESPI II Inter-Agency Meeting. Climate Change Science Program Office (CCSPO) at 1717 Pennsylvania Ave, Suite 250 NW, Washington DC. more details


February 3-5, 2005 "International Conference on Land-Cover and Land-Use Change Processes in North East Asia Region" Harbin, China more details

 

December 13-17 2004, NEESPI Special Session at AGU Fall Conference, San Francisco. The special NEESPI-related session is entitled, "AGU/A03: Northern Eurasia Regional Climate and Environmental Change." is being sponsored by AGU's Atmospheric Sciences and Co-Sponsored by Biogeoscience, Hydrology, Cryosphere and Global Climate Change. more details


December 9-10, 2004 "Inter-Agency Northern Eurasia Earth Science Partnership Initiative and Science Review Meeting for the U.S., Europe and Eurasia", Wyndham Center Hotel, Washington, DC. more details


September 22-23, 2004 Earth Sciences Joint Working Group Meeting (ESJWG), Washington, DC

May 7, 2004. Update on the NEESPI program was given to the Associate Administrator for the Earth Sciences Enterprise. During the meting parties discussed strategies of developing formal agreement with foreign countries and future NASA funding potentials. A copy of the Executive Summary of the NEESPI Science Plan was presented.


February 23-27, 2004, GOFC/GOLD Workshop: Observational Data in Support of NEESPI, St. Petersburg, Russia

St. petersburg view
Photo, courtesy Peter Y Sobolev

The workshop covered major thematic components of NEESPI Science Plan with particular relevance to the boreal region of Northern Eurasia. About 80 workshop participants reviewed remotely sensed and in-situ data collected and archived by existing operational and scientific observational networks. The formation of GOFC-GOLD Northern Eurasia Regional Information Network (NERIN) was initiated at the workshop. more details


September 7-9, 2003 NEESPI Science Review Meeting in Yalta, Ukraine

To follow up Suzdal Meeting in April, 2003 this Yalta Meeting presented first version of Science Plan to Scientific Review Committee. This meeting aimed to identify the critical issues and uncertainties, define the research strategy, clarify the structure and content of the collaborations, provide a schedule and identify the main institutions that will take part in the program. more details

April 21-25, 2003 NEESPI Science Plan Workshop in Suzdal, Russia

At the end of April in Suzdal, Russia a major science plan workshop was organized and conducted which substantially furthered the development of the Northern Eurasia Earth Science Partnership Initiative (NEESPI). Following on the formal agreement between NASA and the Russian Academy of Sciences last October for a focused collaboration to develop a program of research, 90 scientists met to identify and debate the critical Earth science questions for the region of northern Eurasia. more details

October 29-30, 2002. The Twelfth Meeting of the Earth Sciences Joint Working Group

The Twelfth Meeting of the ESJWG was hosted by the Russian Academy of Sciences (RAS) in Moscow, Russia, October 29-30, 2002. The meeting was co-Chaired by Academician Nikolai P. Laverov, Vice President, Russian Academy of Sciences, RAS, and Dr. Philip DeCola, Atmospheric Chemistry Program Scientist, NASA Headquarters. See the ESJWG Working Group Agenda.

U.S. and Russian heads of delegation signed the “protocol” or Summary of Discussions, which noted the development of the Northern Eurasia Earth Science Partnership Initiative (NEESPI) as the highest priority initiative of the Land Biosphere and Hydrology Joint Subgroup -- See the LAND BIOSPHERE AND HYDROLOGY SUBGROUPS summary beginning on page 16 of the summary of discussions (PDF).
A statement of the NEESPI initiative was adopted at the ESJWG to read as follows,

"The development of the Northern Eurasia Earth Science Partnership Initiative…will identify the critical science questions and establish a program of coordinated research on the state and dynamics of terrestrial ecosystems in northern Eurasia and their interactions with the Earth's climate system to enhance scientific knowledge and develop predictive capabilities to support informed decision-making and practical applications."

October 16, 2002 NEESPI presentation to the NASA Associate Administrator for Earth Science.

February 20-22, 2002 Russian-American Workshop on NEESPI held at RAS Presidium in Moscow, Russia Final Draft Report (DOC).

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