The following mega-project, which is in support of the NEESPI Science Plan, has been launched under the auspices of the Siberian Branch of The Russian National Committee for IGBP in September 2006 for up to the next 3 years.

Siberia Integrated Regional Study (SIRS)

Categories:  Integrative 

Among Projects integrated into SIRS are those funded by the Siberian Branch of Russian Academy of Sciences as Integrated Interdisciplinary Projects for 2006-2008, and Basic Research Projects for 2007-2009 (due to a specifics of the RAS funding mechanism each large Project is undergoing a thorough review each year in order to secure continuous support) as well as Cooperative International Projects funded by several foreign Agencies and International Programs

Principal Investigators:
Evgeny Vaganov (eavaganov@forest.akadem.ru), RAS Institute of Forest Studies, Krasnoyarsk, Russia
Evgeny Gordov (gordov@scert.ru), Siberian Center for Environmental Research, Tomsk, Russia
Michael Kabanov (kabanov@imces.ru), RAS Institute of Monitoring of Climatic and Ecological Systems, Tomsk, Russia
Mikhail I. Kuzmin (isc@isc.irk.ru), Institute of Geochemistry SB RAS, Irkutsk, Russia
Vasily Lykosov (lykossov@inm.ras.ru), RAS Institute for Numerical Mathematics, Moscow, Russia
Vladimir P. Melnikov (melnikov@ikz.ru), Tyumen Scientific Center SB RAS, RAS Earth Cryosphere Institute, Tyumen, Russia
Oleg F. Vasiliev (vasiliev@ad-sbras.nsc.ru), Novosibirsk Branch Institute for Water and Environmental Problems, SB RAS, Novosibirsk, Russia

Co-Investigators:
Alexander Baklanov (alb@dmi.dk), Danish Meteorological Institute, Copenhagen, Denmark
Andrey G. Degermendzhi (ibp@ibp.ru), Institute of Biophysics SB RAS, Krasnoyarsk, Russia
Anatoly P. Derevyanko (derev@archaeology.nsc.ru), Institute of Archaeology and Ethnography SB RAS, Novosibirsk, Russia
Anatoly M. Fedotov (fedotov@sbras.ru), Institute of Computational Technologies SB RAS, Novosibirsk, Russia
Vyacheslav I. Kharuk (kharuk@ksc.krasn.ru), Institute of Forest SB RAS, Krasnoyarsk, Russia
Nikolay A. Kolchanov (kol@bionet.nsc.ru), Institute of Cytology and Genetics SB RAS, Novosibirsk, Russia
Vladimir N. Krupchatnikov (vkrup@ommfao1.sscc.ru), Institute of Computational Mathematics and Mathematical Geophysics SB RAS, Novosibirsk, Russia
Victor I. Kuzin (kuzin@sscc.ru), Institute of Computational Mathematics and Mathematical Geophysics SB RAS, Novosibirsk, Russia
Alexander A. Onuchin (onuchin@ksc.krasn.ru), Institute of Forest SB RAS, Krasnoyarsk, Russia
Vladimir V. Penenko (penenko@sscc.ru), Institute of Cytology and Genetics SB RAS, Novosibirsk, Russia
Petr Yu. Pushistov (push@uriit.ru), Ugra Research Institute of Information Technologies, Khanty-Mansiisk, Russia
Vladimir V. Shaidurov (shidurov@icm.krasn.ru), Institute of Computational Modeling SB RAS, Krasnoyarsk, Russia

Collaborators:
Gerard Begni (begni@medias.cnes.fr), MEDIAS-FRANCE, Toulouse, France
Nikolay N. Filatov (nfilatov@nwpi.krc.karelia.ru), Northern Water Problems Institute KRC RAS, Petrozavodsk, Russia
Martin Heimann (martin.heimann@bgc-jena.mpg.de), Max-Planck-Institute for Biogeochemistry, Jena, Germany
Kostas Karatzas (kkara@eng.auth.gr), Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece
Igor L. Karolí (karol@main.mgo.rssi.ru), Main Geophysical Observatory, Saint-Petersburg, Russia
Igor I. Mokhov (mokhov@ifaran.ru), A.M.Obukhov Institute of Atmospheric Physics, RAS, Moscow, Russia
Gennady N. Panin (panin@aqua.laser.ru), Institute of Water Problems RAS, Moscow, Russia
Anatoly Shvidenko (shvidenk@iiasa.ac.at), International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA), Laxenburg, Austria
Galina Tolkacheva (nigmi@albatros.uz), Research Institute for Hydrometeorological Information, Tashkent, Uzbekistan
Edige Zakarin (zakarin@kgc.kz), KazGeoKosmos, Almaty, Kazakhstan
Sergey Zilitinkevich (sergej.zilitinkevich@fmi.fi), Finnish Meteorological Institute, Helsinki, Finland

Sub-projects of the SIRS mega-project:

SB RAS funded Basic Research SIRS Projects

1. Integrated study of natural and climatic changes and accompanying land-use risks
Categories:  IntegrativeLand Use 
Lead Investigator: Michael V. Kabanov (post@imces.ru), SB RAS Institute of Monitoring of Climatic and Ecological Systems, Tomsk, Russia.

2. Functioning, biodiversity, ecological and resource potential of Siberian forests
Categories:  Integrative  BiodiversityBiogeochemical Cycles 
Lead Investigator: Evgeney A. Vaganov (institute@forest.akadem.ru), RAS Institute of Forest Studies, Krasnoyarsk, Russia.

3. Study of hydrological and ecological processes in Siberian water bodies and development of scientific basis for water use and water resources protection (taking into account anthropogenic factor and climate change)
Categories:  Hydrology 
Lead Investigator: Oleg F. Vasiliev (vasiliev@ad-sbras.nsc.ru), Novosibirsk Branch Institute for Water and Environmental Problems, SB RAS, Novosibirsk, Russia.

4. State, structure and changes of cryosphere: Cryogenesis and its influence on natural and man-caused geosystems
Categories:  Cryosphere 
Lead Investigator: Vladimir P. Melnikov (melnikov@ikz.ru), Tyumen Scientific Center SB RAS, RAS Earth Cryosphere Institute, Tyumen, Russia.

Integrated Interdisciplinary SIRS Research Projects

5. Comparative analysis of patterns of man-caused radionuclides migration in large water ecosystems of Siberia, the Urals and Ukraine by the example of the river Yenisei, Obí-Irtysh river system and water reservoirs of Chernobyl restricted zone
Categories:  HydrologyHuman Dimension
Lead Investigator: Andrey G. Degermendzhi (ibp@ibp.ru), Institute of Biophysics SB RAS, Krasnoyarsk, Russia.

6. Development of distributed informational analytical media for ecological systems study
Categories:  Integrative 
Lead Investigators: Nikolay A. Kolchanov (kol@bionet.nsc.ru), Institute of Cytology and Genetics SB RAS, Novosibirsk, Russia
Anatoly M. Fedotov (fedotov@sbras.ru), Institute of Computational Technologies SB RAS, Novosibirsk, Russia
Evgeny P. Gordov, (gordov@scert.ru), SB RAS Institute of Monitoring of Climatic and Ecological Systems, Tomsk, Russia.

7. Evolution of natural processes, man and his culture in late Cenozoic in Siberia and their influence on eco- and geosystems stability
Categories:  IntegrativeLand UseHuman Dimension
Lead Investigators: Anatoly P. Derevyanko (derev@archaeology.nsc.ru), Institute of Archaeology and Ethnography SB RAS, Novosibirsk, Russia
Evgeny A. Vaganov (eavaganov@forest.akadem.ru), RAS Institute of Forest Studies, Krasnoyarsk, Russia
Mikhail I. Kuzmin (isc@isc.irk.ru), Institute of Geochemistry SB RAS, Irkutsk, Russia

8. Development of tools for satellite ecological monitoring of Siberia and Far East on the basis of new informational and telecommunicational methods and technologies
Categories:  Land Cover 
Lead Investigators: Vladimir V. Shaidurov (shidurov@icm.krasn.ru), Institute of Computational Modeling SB RAS, Krasnoyarsk, Russia
Vyacheslav I. Kharuk (kharuk@ksc.krasn.ru), RAS Institute of Forest Studies, Krasnoyarsk, Russia

Cooperative International SIRS Research Projects

9. Enviro-RISKS: Man-induced Environmental Risks: Monitoring, Management and Remediation of Man-made Changes in Siberia
Categories:  IntegrativeBiodiversityLand UseHuman Dimension
Lead Investigator: Alexander Baklanov (alb@dmi.dk), Danish Meteorological Institute, Copenhagen, Denmark

10. ENVIROMIS-2: Environmental Observations, Modeling and Information Systems - 2
Categories:  Integrative 
Lead Investigator: Evgeny Gordov (gordov@scert.ru), Siberian Center for Environmental Research, Tomsk, Russia.