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Pan-Eurasian Experiment (PEEX)

Leads

PEEX- Preparatory Committee Members

  • Academy Prof. Markku Kulmala Univ.Helsinki , Finland
  • Prof. Sergej Zilitinkevich Finnish Meteorolological Institute, Finland
  • Director Yrjö Viisanen Finnish Meteorological Institute, Finland
  • Prof. Vladimir Kotlyakov Inst. of Geography, Russia
  • Prof. Nikolay Kasimov Moscow State University, Russia
  • Prof. Valery Bondur AEROCOSMOS, Russia
  • Prof. Gennady Matvienko Inst. of Atmospheric Optics SB RAS, Russia
  • Prof. Guo Huadong, Center for Earth Observation and Digital Earth, CAS, Beijing, China
  • Prof. Li Chongyin, Institute of Atmospheric physics, CAS, Beijing, China
  • Prof. Alexander Baklanov, World Meteorological Organization
Objective

PEEX "Pan-Eurasian Experiment" is a multidisciplinary climate change, air quality, environment and research infrastructure program focused on the Northern Eurasian particularly arctic and boreal regions. It is a bottom up initiative by several European, Russian and Chinese research organizations and institutes. The overall goal of PEEX is to solve interlinked global challenges like climate change, air quality, biodiversity loss, chemicalisation, food supply, energy production and fresh water in integrative way recognizing the increasing role of the arctic and northern boreal forests in the context of global change.

PEEX-MISSION: To be a next generation natural sciences and socio-economic research initiative having a major impact on the future environmental, socio-economic and demography development of the Arctic and boreal regions. To be a science community building novel infrastructures and capacities in the Northern Pan Eurasian region.


PEEX Objectives / Focus areas:

  1. PEEX research agenda: to understand and quantify biogeochemical cycles, land use change, biosphere/cryosphere - atmosphere interactions, atmospheric and ecological processes and their relations and interlinks to e.g. energy production, natural resources, transport and urbanization in various Pan-Eurasian environments
  2. EEX Infrastructures: to establish a sustainable, long-term Pan Eurasian research Infrastructure building on and coordinating existing activities and infrastructures; a particular focus is comprehensive research stations (Station for Measuring Ecosystem-Atmosphere Relations, SMEAR) including development of new instruments and harmonized data products to be implemented to the models of appropriate spatial and temporal scales and topical focus.
  3. PEEX Society dimension: to deliver climate scenarios in Pan Eurasian context and analyze the climate-air quality interactions and human interactions and impacts. Furthermore, it will assess the natural hazards (floods, forest fires, droughts) under cryospheric changes in PEEX domain and provide a mitigation plans for sustainable land use, health and energy production.
  4. Knowledge Transfer: to promote exploitation of PEEX scientific outcomes and assessments to policy making, education of next generation environment experts and scientists and increase public awareness of the climate change impacts in Pan Eurasian region.

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