New EU Arctic policy released: A stronger EU engagement for a peaceful, sustainable and prosperous Arctic

The recently released Joint Communication - to The European Parliament, The Council, The European Economic and Social Committee and The Committee of the Regions - states that the "climate change is the most comprehensive threat the Arctic is facing and has reached an unprecedented crisis point". The Arctic States should take responsibility for tackling challenges … Continue reading New EU Arctic policy released: A stronger EU engagement for a peaceful, sustainable and prosperous Arctic

Global and regional modelling for the Arctic and Arctic seas – contribution of the Russian Sister Project to the Horizon-2020 CRiceS

The Institute of Computational Mathematics and Mathematical Geophysics (ICMMG, city of Novosibirsk, Russia), Siberian Branch, Russian Academy of Sciences (SB RAS) as the Partner of the Horizon-2020 CRiceS (https://www.crices-h2020.eu) project applied for national funding and obtained financial support (about 30M Rubles; for 2021-2023) from the Ministry of Science and Higher Education of the Russian Federation. … Continue reading Global and regional modelling for the Arctic and Arctic seas – contribution of the Russian Sister Project to the Horizon-2020 CRiceS

Calotte Academy 2021

The 2021 Academy  - as a travelling symposium and with the title New and Emerging Trends of Arctic Governance, Geopolitics, Geoeconomics and Science - will to take place in 15-21 November 2021 in the European Arctic, including sessions and excursions in Rovaniemi, Enontekiö, Kautokeino, Kirkenes, Neiden and Inari (in this cronological order) in Finland, Norway … Continue reading Calotte Academy 2021

Hot weather in European part of Russia brings the biggest black carbon pollution into the Arctic

Authors: Dr. Olga Popovicheva, Vasilii Kobelev, Dr. Marina Chichaeva, Acad. Prof. Nikolay Kasimov Lomonosov Moscow State University, Moscow, Russia Aerosol station “Island Bely” is located on Bely Island in Kara sea (YNAO, North Western Siberia) (lat=73.333, lon=70.066), it was installed in 2019 https://peexhq.home.blog/2019/12/11/new-research-aerosol-stations-in-the-russian-arctic/. Researchers from Moscow State University (https://www.msu.ru/science/news/uchyenye-otkryli-novuyu-aerozolnuyu-stantsiyu-v-arktike.html) perform the long-term measurements of black … Continue reading Hot weather in European part of Russia brings the biggest black carbon pollution into the Arctic

Horizon 2020 CRiceS project on Climate relevant interactions and feedbacks

The Horizon-2020 CRiceS (Climate Relevant interactions and feedbacks: the key role of sea ice and Snow in the polar and global climate system) project coordinated by the Finnish Meteorological Institute (FMI, Finland) and the Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS, France). The new project (start in September 2021) led by Prof. Risto Makkonen (FMI) … Continue reading Horizon 2020 CRiceS project on Climate relevant interactions and feedbacks

iCUPE project final science workshop

On 9-10 June 2021, the online final scientific meeting of the Horizon-2020 iCUPE project (coordinated by Prof. Tuukka Petaja, University of Helsinki) took place. During these two days, the participants (almost 40 from the iCUPE Partners/Institutions of the European countries and Russian collaborators) presented results and outcomes of research on ground-based component for short-lived climate … Continue reading iCUPE project final science workshop

“Integrated Urban Systems (IUS): Twin cities – GURME initiative” session

The Session "Integrated Urban Systems (IUS): Twin cities – GURME initiative" of the PACES 4th Open Science Meeting was organized jointly by the PACES WG2, WMO GURME and PEEX and chaired by Alexander Baklanov (WMO) and Pavel Konstantinov (MSU). The session included the following presentations: Introduction (A. Baklanov/J. Schmale/R. Sokhi), Winter cities studies and plans … Continue reading “Integrated Urban Systems (IUS): Twin cities – GURME initiative” session

Effects of permafrost thaw on environment and well-being in Nordic and Russian Arctic will be assessed

The IBA-Permafrost project aims to assess the effects of permafrost thaw on environment, infrastructure, source of livehood, economy and health in the Nordic and Russian Artic region. The project will collect and discuss the most recent research results on the state and effects of thawing Arctic permafrost and use these for new modeling approaches. The … Continue reading Effects of permafrost thaw on environment and well-being in Nordic and Russian Arctic will be assessed

Unprecedented high black carbon in the Arctic observed in September 2020

Authors: Dr. Olga Popovicheva, Vasilii Kobelev, Dr. Marina Chichaeva, Acad., Prof. Nikolay Kasimov Lomonosov Moscow State University, Moscow, Russia Unprecedented high black carbon in the Arctic is observed in September 2020 in the Northern Siberian Arctic, at the research aerosol station on the island Bely. The black carbon concentrations early in September were exceeded 20 times … Continue reading Unprecedented high black carbon in the Arctic observed in September 2020

AKK-MEO-BNU Seminar on Polar and Boreal Environment

Research and Observations The FMI Arctic Space and Remote Sensing Center (AKK), the Meteorological and Marine Research Program, and University Corporation for Polar Research (UCPR) affiliated with Beijing Normal University (BNU), China hosted a one-week join seminar in Helsinki and Sodankylä, 18 -22 November 2019. This activity contributes to a Chinese-Finnish Joint Centre for Field … Continue reading AKK-MEO-BNU Seminar on Polar and Boreal Environment

Snow and ice mass balance in the Finnish Arctic

The Arctic Amplification (AA) has a direct impact on Boreal lakes. The warmer air temperature and enhanced snow condition favour granular ice formation in boreal lakes. In order to better understand climate change on Lake Ice phenology, a thermistor string-based ice mass balance (IMB) buoy called SIMBA (http://digital.ecomagazine.com/display_article.php?id=3771615&view=674747) has been deployed in Orajärvi lake in … Continue reading Snow and ice mass balance in the Finnish Arctic

Extensive aircraft campaign across the Russian Arctic: overcoming pandemic 2020

Authors: Mikhail Arshinov and Boris Belan V.E. Zuev Institute of Atmospheric Optics, Siberian Branch, Russian Academy of Sciences (IAO SB RAS; see end of article for full affiliations). V.E. Zuev Institute of Atmospheric Optics is now undertaking an extensive research aircraft campaign aimed to document chemical composition of the air shed above the Russian Arctic … Continue reading Extensive aircraft campaign across the Russian Arctic: overcoming pandemic 2020

iCUPE Datasets for Polar Regions

The Horizon-2020 iCUPE (Integrative and Comprehensive Understanding on Polar Environments; https://www.atm.helsinki.fi/icupe) project is at its final stage. The project (coordinated by Prof. Tuukka Petaja, University of Helsinki, Finland) has focus on improving the understanding of pollution sources and sinks, environmental and anthropogenic changes and elements of the polar areas. The iCUPE research work carried out … Continue reading iCUPE Datasets for Polar Regions

Mercury concentrations at Russian Arctic station “Amderma”

For the first time in the Russian Arctic the long-term (15 year period; 2001-2015) series of gaseous elementary mercury (thereafter, mercury) concentration in the surface layer of the atmosphere at the polar station "Amderma" had been measured. The mercury analyzer "Tekran 2537A" was located at three locations at different distances (ranging from 8.9 to 0.2 … Continue reading Mercury concentrations at Russian Arctic station “Amderma”

MOSAiC: onboard the largest Arctic expedition in history

It isn't called the "largest Arctic expedition in History" for nothing. Last September 2019, the first group of researchers embarked on Leg 1 of the 1-year long expedition that will drift across the Arctic. In total, over 500 researchers from 20 countries are involved onboard and more behind the scenes for a project aimed at … Continue reading MOSAiC: onboard the largest Arctic expedition in history