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The most recent NEESPI events.
April 9-12,2015, Prague, Czech Republic. NEESPI Event: "Celebrating ten years of Northern Eurasia Earth Science Partnership
Initiative Research: Synthesis and Future Plans" has been hosted by Charles University in Prague. The Event included overview synthesis
lectures and science planning devoted to orderly NEESPI transition to the "Future Northern Eurasia" Program. Attendance of the Event was by invitation.
The Event timeline and venue information is HERE.
The Event Program is HERE.
The Workshop attendsies are listed HERE.
Within the Program a special Poster Session has been organized. Its presentations are listed
HERE. More than half of the posters are attached to this list.
Link to the first programmatic poster.
The Event was held back to back with the Transatlantic Training in East European and Baltic countries in the area of Earth Observations
(TAT-3; 7-9 April, 2015, Prague) and the following EGU Assembly
(12-17 April, 2015, Vienna, Austria) to secure "cross-pollination" for the early-career scientists and students.
June 28 – July 5, 2014, Tomsk, Russia. International Conference and Early Career Scientists School on Environmental Observations, Modeling
and Information Systems “ENVIROMIS-2014 Event”.
The NEESPI scientists substantially contributed to the Scientific Program of the Event.
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.
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
June 24 - July 2, 2012, Irkutsk, Russia. International Conference and Early Career Scientists School on
Environmental Observations, Modeling and Information Systems
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 .
October 22-26, 2007 The Second Asia CliC Symposium "The state and fate of Asian Cryosphere".
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.
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,
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.
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.
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.
Dr Heiko Balzter, Centre for Ecology and Hydrology, Monks Wood, United Kingdom, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org;
after 1 Sept. University of Leicester, UK, e-mail: email@example.com
Prof. Christiane Schmullius, FSU Jena, Germany, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
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
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
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 (email@example.com)
or Randy Koster (firstname.lastname@example.org).
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.
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.
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
7, 2005 NEESPI II Inter-Agency Meeting.
Climate Change Science
Program Office (CCSPO) at 1717 Pennsylvania Ave, Suite 250 NW, Washington
DC. more details
3-5, 2005 "International Conference
on Land-Cover and Land-Use Change Processes in North East Asia Region"
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
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.
22-23, 2004 Earth Sciences Joint Working Group Meeting
(ESJWG), Washington, DC
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,
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
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
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
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
of discussions (PDF).
A statement of the NEESPI initiative was adopted at the ESJWG to read
"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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