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The first working meeting within the international project ISInCAR

From 24 to 30 October, ISInCAR Project Teams of Russian universities (Nizhnevartovsk State University, Yugra State University, Tyumen State University) took part in the first working meeting at Yugra State University (Khanty-Mansiysk).

Participants went on excursions around Khanty-Mansiysk and Univeristy, YuSU Field Station in Shapsha and Museum of Fungi. Within the course "Carbon Polygons" the following presentations were made by experts:

  • "Methodologies of carbon balance determination", Timo Vesala, University of Helsinki;
  • "Structure and dynamics of atmospheric boundary layer and changing surface", Irina Repina, A.M. Obukhov Institute of Atmospheric physics RAS;
  • "Current issues of research carries out in carbon polygons", Vitaly Khoroshavin, Director of the Institute of Earth Sciences, Tyumen State University;
  • "Research on greenhouse gas fluxes in peatland ecosystems in Western Siberia", Egor Dyukarev, Lead Researcher, UNESCO chair “Environmental dynamic and global climate changes”, Yugra State University
  • "Monitoring of natural hazards using geoinformation technologies", Vladimir Isypov, Researcher, Geoecological Research Laboratory, Nizhnevartovsk State University


At the end of the course, students went to the Mukhrino international field station, established to study climate change, biodiversity, carbon and water cycling in peatland ecosystems. Students developed their own team projects "My own ISInCAR" for a grant and presented them to Dr Gareth Rees, Scott Polar Research Institute (University of Cambridge), Tatiana Yakovleva and Valentina Kostormichenko, British Embassy Moscow.