NEESPI-iLEAPS Scientific Symposium on ”Research in Northern Eurasia on Land- Atmosphere Interactions, Water and Biogeochemical Cycles”
May 2, 2007, Dynamicum Building (Finnish Meteorological Institute)
University of Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland

Symposium Programme: Presentations are available at the iLEAPS web site

09:00 – 09:10 Welcome words
                     Director General Pekka Plathan (FMI)
                     Prof. Pavel Kabat, iLEAPS SSC co-chair
09:10 – 09:40 Land – Atmosphere interactions – water cycle
                     Pavel Kabat, WUR, iLEAPS
09:40 – 10:00 NASA Land Cover / Land Use Change program: Its regional & continental studies                      land-atmosphere interactions, water and biogeochemical cycles
                     Garik Gutman, NASA, Land Cover Land Use Change Program, USA
10:00 – 10:20 Land change dynamics and forest monitoring program in Russia: a combination of                            remote sensing and field investigations
                      Alexander Maslov, Institute of Forest Science, Russian Academy of Sciences and                           R&D Center, ScanEx, Russia
10:20 – 10:40 Supporting Greenhouse Gas Accounting in Siberia using Earth Observations
                     Christiane Schmullius, Friedrich-Schiller University, Germany

10:40 – 11:10 Coffee Break

11:10 – 11:30 Regional landscape structure and carbon cycle studies in the taiga-tundra interface in                          NW European Russia
                     Tarmo Virtanen, University of Helsinki
11:30 – 11:50 Carbon fluxes and hydrological components in a boreal watershed
                     Anne Ojala, Timo Vesala, Univ. of Helsinki
11:50 – 12:10 Integration of micrometeorological carbon flux network and ambient air
                    concentration measurements in the GAW station of Pallas-Sodankylä
                     Tuomas Laurila, Finnish Meteorological Institute (FMI)
12:10 – 12:30 Information-computational infrastructure of the Siberia Integrated Regional Study
                     Evgeny Gordov, Siberian Center for Environmental Research, Russia

12:30 – 13:30 Lunch

13:30 – 13:50 Snow cover changes
                     Jouni Pulliainen, Matias Takala, Panu Lahtinen, FMI
13:50 – 14:10 Seasonal albedo and Leaf Area Index (LAI) of boreal forest
                     Terhikki Manninen, FMI
14:10 – 14:30 Permafrost geophysics
                     Vladimir Romanovsky, University of Alaska, USA
14:30 – 14:50 Natural allergens in the atmosphere and their interaction with pollution from
                     anthropogenic and biomass-burning sources
                     Mikhail Sofiev, FMI

14:50 – 15:20 Coffee Break

15:20 – 15:40 Modeling of new particle formation and secondary organic aerosols in ECHAM5-
                    HAM climate model
                     Risto Makkonen, Ari Asmi, Univ. Helsinki, Veli-Matti Kerminen, FMI
15:40 – 16:00 Impact of mineral dust aerosol on land-atmosphere interactions: Differences and
                     similarities between Central and East Asia
                     Irina Sokolik, Georgia Institute of Technology, USA
16:00 – 16:20 Global importance of secondary aerosol formation
                     Markku Kulmala, Univ. of Helsinki
16:20 – 16:40 Aerosol retrieval from satellite observations
                     Gerrit de Leeuw, Univ. of Helsinki, FMI
16:40 – 17:00 TROICA-9 measurements in Russia - Concentrations and sources of Siberian
                     Eija Vartiainen, Univ. of Helsinki, Risto Hillamo, Jaakko Kukkonen, FMI
17:00                      Adjourn

NEESPI Summit Program
Exactum Building,University of Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland

May 3, 2007.
08:00 - 08:25 Registration, coffee
08:00 - 10:25 Session 1. Introduction
Chair: Anni Reissell

Welcome words by Dean of Natural Sciences, University of Helsinki, Prof. Jukka Paakki.
Anni Reissell
(iLEAPS International Project Office) Logistics of the Summit.
Markku Kulmala (University of Helsinki) “Comprehensive measurement stations (observatories) and their use in boreal research”. PDF presentation
Richard Lawford (NEESPI Project Manager) ”Present NEESPI Status. Purpose of the Summit”. PDF presentation
Jack Kaye, Garik Gutman (NASA Headquarters)"Space-Based Remote Sensing and its Application to Global Environmental Issues". PDF presentation
Alexander Isaev, Evgeny Vaganov, Vladimir Kotlyakov, Alexander Georgiadi, Evgeny Gordov (Russian Academy of Sciences) "The Russian contribution to formation and implementation of the Northern Eurasia Earth Science Partnership Initiative". PDF presentation
Donald Deering (NEESPI Ex-Officio Project Manager) "NEESPI History and Fulfilling the Vision". PDF presentation

10:25 - 10:40 Coffee Break

Session 2. State of the NEESPI Research Projects. Overview.
Block of presentations of the NEESPI Science Team Leaders

Chair: Richard Lawford. Rapporteur: Nadia Kovaleva

Pavel Groisman. Overview of the NEESPI Research Structure. PDF presentation
Christiane Schmullius. NEESPI Research of Land Cover. PDF presentation
Alexander Shiklomanov. NEESPI Research of the Water Cycle. PDF presentation
Martin Heimann. NEESPI Research of the Biogeochemical Cycles. PDF presentation
Vladimir Romanovsky. NEESPI Research of Cold Land Processes. PDF presentation
Jiebin Zhang. NEESPI Research of Dry Land Processes. PDF presentation
Irina Sokolik. NEESPI Research of Atmospheric Aerosols and Air Pollution. PDF presentation
Pavel Groisman. Data policy, Education Component, and Human Dimension in NEESPI. PDF presentation

Questions to the NEESPI Science Team Leaders

13:00 - 14:00 Lunch

Session 3. "What does the Programme/Project expect from NEESPI? What will it contribute to NEESPI?"
Block of presentations of the ESSP Programme/Projects Leaders

Chair: Gerard Begni. Rapporteur: Nadia Kovaleva

Vladimir Ryabinin. WCRP. PDF presentation
Kevin Noone. IGBP. PDF presentation
Falk Schmidt. IHDP. PDF presentation
Pavel Kabat. iLEAPS. PDF presentation
Tobias Langanke. GLP. PDF presentation
Charles Voroshmarty. GWSP. PDF presentation
Josep (Pep) Canadell (in absentia). GCP. PDF presentation

15:55 - 16:10 Coffee Break

Chair: Vladimir Ryabinin. Rapporteur: Nadia Kovaleva

Richard Lawford. GEWEX. Toshio Koike/Richard Lawford. CEOP. PDF presentation
Victoria Lytle. CliC. PDF presentation
Ailikun. MAIRS. PDF presentation
General Discussion

Pavel Groisman. Planning for the next day Session
19:30 – 21:00 Dinner hosted by iLEAPS IPO and the Finnish Meteorological Institute (Restaurant “Sipuli”)

May 3, 2007.
8:00 - 8:30 Coffee

8:30 - 11:25 Session 4. Managers’ Briefings
Block of presentations of the Managers (or their representatives) who are currently investing in research in Northern Eurasia

Chair Pavel Groisman. Rapporteur: Nadia Kovaleva

Russia Federation
Agency/Institution                     Presentation by
Roshydromet                          Dmitry Kiktev, Vladimir Kattsov, Igor Shiklomanov, Oleg                                                     Anisimov, Vyacheslav Razuvaev, & Alexander Shiklomanov.                                                 PDF presentation
SibRAS                                  Evgeny Vaganov/Evgeny Gordov. PDF presentation
FEB RAS                                Valentin Sergienko and Igor Semiletov. PDF presentation
ScanEx                                    Alexander Maslov.

Agency/Institution                     Presentation by
CAS                                        Jiebin Zhang. PDF presentation

Agency/Institution                     Presentation by
NASA                                      Garik Gutman. PDF presentation
NSF                                         Martin Jeffries/Vladimir Romanovsky. PDF presentation
NOAA                                      John Calder/Pavel Groisman. PDF presentation

11:00 - 11:15 Coffee Break

European Union
Agency/Institution                      Presentation by
FMI                                           Ari Asmi. PDF presentation
ESA                                          Einar-Arne Herland. Oral presentation only
CNES                                        Gerard Begni. PDF presentation
EEA                                          Markus Erhard. PDF presentation
U. West Hungary                       Imre Berki.

Agency/Institution                     Presentation by
JAMSTEC                                  Tetsuo Ohata. PDF presentation

13:00 - 14:00 Lunch

Session 5. Managers’ Self-organizing Session
Round Table Discussions.

Chair: Richard Lawford. Rapporteur: Nadia Kovaleva

Topics: International Office in Europe; Creation of NEESPI data bases (collaboration with CEOP); Publications policy; Regional Focus Research Centers (RFRCs); Membership in NEESPI of smaller states that do not have dedicated RFRCs; NEESPI Newsletter; Timeline for future meetings.

15:30 - 15:45 Coffee Break

Session 6. Final Session
15:45 - 16:30 Breakout groups discussions: Science Panel and Managers' Group
16:30 - 16:45 Reports of the group leaders. Groisman PDF presentation; Lawford Oral presentation only

16:45 – 17:00 Richard Lawford. Highlights/decisions from the meeting PDF presentation

17:00 Adjourn

Note: Remaining Summit presentations will be posted at this site shortly.