Arctic Games at EuRuCAS

November 18th, 2013 | Posted by Lize-Marié van der Watt in News
Leonid Bobylev, the Director of the Nansen Center, speaking to the participants. Photo: Vladimir Volkov, Nansen Center in St.Petersburg

Leonid Bobylev, the Director of the Nansen Center, speaking to the participants. Photo: Vladimir Volkov, Nansen Center in St.Petersburg

Yulia Khaleeva presented the project ‘Arctic Games’ at the EuRuCAS Second International Workshop «Climate Changes in the Arctic and Northern Eurasia and Their Regional and Global Applications», November 5-6, 2013, Nansen Center in Saint Petersburg, Russia.

The Nansen Center (NIERSC) in Saint Petersburg, Russia was established in 1992. Their goal is to understand, monitor and predict climate and environmental changes in the high northern latitudes for providing the society with a special focus on the Russian High North. Their expertise covers climate and environmental changes in the Arctic, polar marine ecosystems, permafrost dynamics and methane emission, satellite remote sensing of the atmosphere, marine environment, sea and land ice, and the socioeconomic impact of climate change. 

The aim of the European-Russian Centre for cooperation in the Arctic and Sub-Arctic environmental and climate research (EuRuCAS) is to use the Nansen Center in Saint Petersburg, Russia, as the joint research facility to extend, consolidate and strengthen scientific cooperation among researchers from the EU Member States and Associated Countries with those from Russia on the climate and environmental changes in the Arctic and Sub-Arctic in the 21st century and its socioeconomic impact.

The EuRuCAS Second International Workshop included presentations devoted to climate and environmental changes in the Arctic and Northern Eurasia and their environmental and socio-economic consequences.

Yulia Khaleeva from Centre for Economic and Financial Research at New Economic School (Moscow, Russia) made a general presentation of the Mistra project “Arctic Games – Interactive development and application of a transdisciplinary framework for sustainable governance options of Arctic natural resources”.

Other presentations included Leonid Bobylev from Nansen Centre (St. Petersburg, Russia) reported on the past, ongoing and future sea ice transformation in the Arctic. Nicolas Longépé from CLS (Toulouse, France) spoke about iceberg monitoring by spaceborne radar technologies and drift modeling. Matti Leppäranta from University of Helsinki (Helsinki, Finland) proposed mathematical modeling of northern lakes ice thermodynamics and the climate change. Susanne Kratzer from Stockholm University (Sweden) described the use of bio-optics and ocean colour remote sensing data for the evaluation of climate change and presented case studies from the Baltic Sea and lake Vänern, Sweden. Marcel Urban from Friedrich-Schiller-University (Jena, Germany) and Lyudmila Lebedeva from Nansen Centre (St. Petersburg, Russia) presented on permafrost dynamics and hydrological modeling, usage of remote sensing techniques and monitoring perspectives for permafrost modeling. Willy Østreng from the Norwegian Scientific Academy for Polar Research rendered an account of present and future perspectives for Arctic shipping and also presented a book entitled “Shipping in Arctic Waters: a Comparison of the Northeast, Northwest and Trans Polar Passages”, in which all relevant natural and societal conditions of shipping in Arctic waters were addressed.

-          As reported by Yulia Khaleeva

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