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for more details regarding future NEESPI-related Meetings. NEESPI events that occurred in the last 8 years are advertized on the
"Meetings Page" of this web site.
Preparation of the Forth NEESPI Special Issue in Environmental Research Letters has been completed. Deadline for submissions is set on December 15st, 2015 and on that date 41 manuscripts were published.
More information is available HERE . Currently only a few manuscripts remain in the review process for this Special Issue.
The most recent NEESPI events.
December 12-16, 2016, San Francisco, California.
American Geophysical Union Annual Fall Meeting .
The NEESPI scientists participated in this world-largest Earth Science Meeting and, in partular, attended a special
NEESPI/NEFI Session "Environmental, Socioeconomic, and Climatic Changes in Northern Eurasia and Their Feedbacks to the Global Earth System and Society ". .
Two Sessions: Poster, GC33A.
and Oral, GC32A
were held on December 14th, 2016.
July 11 – July 16, 2016, Tomsk, Russia. International Conference and Early Career Scientists School on Environmental Observations, Modeling
and Information Systems “ENVIROMIS-2016 Event”.
The NEESPI scientists contributed to the Scientific Program of the Event.
December 14-18, 2015, San Francisco, California.
American Geophysical Union Annual Fall Meeting .
The NEESPI scientists have participated in this world-largest Earth Science Meeting and, in partular, contributed to a special NEESPI/NEFI Session GC029 (#8395)
"Environmental, Socio-economic and Climatic Changes in Northern Eurasia and their Feedbacks to the Global Earth System and Society". .
Two Sessions: Poster, GC31B.
and Oral, GC33F were held on December 16th, 2015.
The Sessions' presentations haveen been uploaded HERE and HERE .
The NEESPI scientists also attended two more groups of the NEESPI-related sessions:
(1) GC11I Climate-Vegetation Interaction and Land Cover/Land Use Change in Semi-Arid Grassland Ecosystems (on Monday, December 14th, 2015) and the corresponding poster session GC13B at the same afternoon; and
(2) C43A: Climate-Carbon-Cryosphere Interactions in the East Siberian Arctic Ocean: Past, Present, and Future II (oral session on Wednesday, 16 December 2015)
with the following poster Session in the afternoon of Thursday, December 17th, 2015.
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 have 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.
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.
February 7-8, 2012, St. Petersburg, Russia. NEESPI Regional Workshop: «Hydrological consequences of changes in climate and land cover across Northern Eurasia»
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.
Book by P. Groisman and G. Gutman (Eds.), 2013 "Regional Environmental Changes in Siberia
and Their Global Consequences", XII, 357 pp.
was released by Springer Publishing House on September 2nd, 2012.
The Book is a compilation of results from studies on Siberia by the institutions of the Russian Federal Service for Hydrometeorology and Environmental Monitoring
(RosHydroMet) and of the Russian Academy of Sciences (in particular, of its Siberian Branch); the US universities and agencies (NASA, NOAA, and NSF); the
International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA, Austria); Friedrich-Schiller University, Germany; Danish Meteorological Institute; and other European
The volume was written by an international team consisting of scientists from the USA, Europe, and Russia under the auspices of the Northern Eurasia Earth
Science Partnership Initiative (NEESPI). It should be of interest to those involved in studying recent and ongoing changes in Siberia, be they senior scientists, early
career scientists, or students. More details are HERE .
Third NEESPI Special Issue in Environmental Research Letters.
Publication of the third ERL focus issue titled "Environmental, Socio-Economic and Climatic Changes in Northern Eurasia and Their
eedbacks to the Global Earth System" (2011/2012) has been completed on October 26, 2012. The Issue includes twenty five manuscripts. An unlimited access to these papers is available at the ERL web site
A new International Journal published in English and devoted to a broad spectrum of the Earth Science issues with the focus on Northern Eurasia,
Geography, Environment, Sustainability was jointly launched in 2008
by the Dept. of Geography of the Moscow State University, RAS Institute of Geography, and The Russian Geographic Society.
International Editorial Board of the Journal includes scientists from the European Union, Russia, China, Japan, the United States, Mexico, Ukraine, Azerbaijan, Turkmenistan, Tunisia, and Chile.
In 2010, the journal was published quarterly and became bi-monthly since 2011.
More information about the Journal (including the Table of Content and abstracts of all publications) is available HERE .
December 2010, Rome, Italy. White Paper "Climate change impacts on forest management in Eastern
Europe and Central Asia: Dimensions, impacts, mitigation and adaptation policies", 216 pp.
(Editor: Prof. Csaba Mátyás, Lead of the Sopron Regional Focus Research Center for
NEESPI Studies in Eastern Europe) was published under the auspices of Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO). The White Paper is available for download from FAO and here.
October 2010. Book "Earth Systems Change over Eastern Europe" (Chief Editor V.I. Lyalko, Kyiv,
Ukraine, 582 pp., ISBN 978-966-95419-01) was published in Russian under the auspices of the National Academy of Science
of Ukraine (NASU), NEESPI, and the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA).
An English version of the Book has been also prepared. It will be published by NASU (Publ. House "Akademperiodyka") in spring 2012.
Prof. Dr. Ernst-Detlef Schulze, former Director of the Max Planck Institute for Biogeochemistry (Jena), has got
one of 40 prestigious Russian Federation State Grants which will support his work as visiting professor at the Siberian Federal University.
For more than two decades, Prof. Schulze has been involved in environmental research activity in Siberia and is well known to the
NEESPI community as an eminent researcher of the role of boreal environment in the global biochemical cycles,
as well as a "father” of the Zotino tall flux tower.
We congratulate Prof. Dr. Ernst-Detlef Schulze and Rector of the Siberian Federal University Academician Evgeny Vaganov with this success.
August 2010. European Public Service Review on Science and Technology
distributed an article about the Stability of the SE European Forest prepared by Prof. Scaba Matias, Head of the NEESPI
Focus Research Centre for Non-boreal Eastern Europe, University of West Hungary, Sopron, Hungary.
The paper reprint is available here.
A new Data Analysis and Exploring System for Hydrology of the NEESPI domain has been developed
by the Water Systems Analysis Group at University of New Hampshire - Durham.
An unrestricted web-based access to the System, cf., http://neespi.sr.unh.edu/maps/,
makes it a useful tool for any hydrological assessment within Northern Eurasia.
Book by G. Gutman and A. Reissell (Eds.), 2011 "Eurasian Arctic Land Cover and Land Use in a Changing Climate" , VI, 226 pp.
was released by Springer Publishing House on October 28, 2010.
The book is a compilation of studies on interactions of land-cover/land-use change with climate in a region where the climate warming is most
pronounced compared to other areas of the globe. The climate warming in the far North, and in the Arctic region of Northern Eurasia in particular,
affects both the landscape and human activities, and hence human dimensions is an important aspect of the topic. Environmental pollution together
with climate warming may produce irreversible damages to the current Arctic ecosystems. Regional land-atmosphere feedbacks may have large global
importance. Remote sensing is a primary tool in studying vast northern territories where in situ observations are sporadic. State-of-the-art methods of
satellite remote sensing combined with GIS and models are used to tackle science questions and provide an outlook of current land-cover changes
and potential scenarios for the future. The book is a truly international effort involving U.S. and European scientists. It is directed at broad science
community including graduate students, academics and other professionals in this field.
More details are HERE .
Book by Heiko Baltzer (Ed.), 2010 "Environmental Change in Siberia. Earth Observattion, Field Studies and Modelling", Advances in Global Change Research, Vol.40, 300 pp.
was released by Springer Publishing House in August 2010.
The book covers a round-up of environmental changes in Siberia with a focus on the terrestrial biosphere but also discussing climate and atmosphere and the hydrological cycle. It concludes with a discussion of information system approaches that are being developed to safeguard and make accessible spatial and temporal data for environmental studies. More than half of the 43 contributors to the Book are the NEESPI scientists.
More details are HERE .
SAD NEWS. Our friend and one of the NEESPI founders, Dr. Donald Deering, passed away on February 15, 2010.
We are posting here a personal In Memorium note written by Dr. Garik Gutman.
The entire Focus Issue on 'Climatic and Environmental Change in Northern Eurasia' has now been published in
Environmental Research Letters (ERL), Vol. 4, No. 4 and and Vol. 5, No. 1. The articles are permanently free to read at
at the journal web site,
where the Annotation to the Focus Issue is followed with links to 32 research and 2 editorial papers.
Looking at the ongoing climatic and environmental changes in Northern Eurasia, this NEESPI Focus Issue of ERL
introduces an assortment of varied studies of different aspects of contemporary change in Northern Eurasia,
most of which have been presented at one of the NEESPI Workshops and/or American Geophysical Union
and European Geosciences Union NEESPI Open Sessions during the past 12 months.
The Focus Issue Editorial with reduced resolution for quick download is here .
Selected papers of the Non-Boreal Eastern Europe NEESPI Meeting (Odessa, Ukraine, August 2008) were published as a Book:
P.Y. Groisman and S. V. Ivanov (Eds.)
"Regional Aspects of Climate-Terrestrial-Hydrologic
Interactions in Non-boreal Eastern Europe" by Springer Publishing House.
The book chapters cover five topics: Observational issues in nonboreal
Eastern Europe, Regional climate changes, Air pollution aspects, Land cover
and land use changes, and Changes in the Black Sea and its coastal zone. More details are on http://springer.com/978-90-481-2240-0.
The Book annotation is here .
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. The Workshop developed the further NEESPI strategy for the next 5 years.
List of Participants,
After testing, a new NEESPI data access portal has been launched on April 2, 2007.
The GES DISC NEESPI portal is a multi-sensor, online, easy access data archive and distribution system to provide advanced data management capabilities in support of the NEESPI scientific objectives. Its tools include data analysis and visualization, data mining and other techniques for better science data usage.
The portal integrates remote sensing data from MODIS, AVHRR, and other instruments on board polar-orbiting satellites, with customized data products from climatology data sets and models into a single “one-stop-shopping” interdisciplinary NEESPI Data Center for Remote Sensing Products.
Visit the portal.
In September 2006, the IGBP Science Steering Committee granted NEESPI the
status of the IGBP External Project.
Mega-project "Siberia Integrated Regional Study" joined NEESPI in autumn 2006. More details
NEESPI Data and Publication Policies.NEESPI Data and Publication Policies
have been discussed and adopted at the 1st NEESPI Science Team Meeting (February 22-24, 2006, IIASA, Laxenburg, Austria). view
January 20-21, 2006 Third iLEAPS Science Steering Committee (SSC) Meeting, Boulder,
Colorado, USA. At the Meeting, the NEESPI status was presented by the NEESPI Project Scientist view presentation
and endorsed by the SSC view endorsement
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