RI-URBANS kick-off-meeting – at start of Reinforcing the Air Quality Monitoring Capacities in European Urban and Industrial Areas

The kick-off-meeting of the Horizon-2020 project "Research Infrastructures Services Reinforcing Air quality Monitoring Capacities in European Urban & Industrial AreaS (RI-URBANS, 2021-2025)" took place online on 5-6 October 2021 with more than 90 participants from 28 Partners (Universities and research organizations) from Spain, Finland, France Italy, The Netherlands, UK, Greece, Switzerland, Belgium, Germany, Norway, Romania, … Continue reading RI-URBANS kick-off-meeting – at start of Reinforcing the Air Quality Monitoring Capacities in European Urban and Industrial Areas

Building the Finnish-Russian Earth System Research Network (PEEX-FRESReN)

A new networking project PEEX-FRESReN (as a part of the Team Finland Knowledge programme) is giving an impulse for the Finnish – Russian collaboration in the Earth System Research. The project (to be started 1 Jan 2022) is linked to physical sciences with focus on atmospheric, hydrological, oceanological, and other disciplines. Students (advanced BSc, MSc, … Continue reading Building the Finnish-Russian Earth System Research Network (PEEX-FRESReN)

Russia’s first CARBON POLYGON: Potential for Collaboration with the PEEX

August 30, 2021 has marked the official opening of a CARBON POLYGON at the University of Tyumen’s (UTMN) Biological Station located on Lake Kuchak, Tyumen Region, Russia. The Aide to the President of the Russian Federation, Andrei Fursenko, and the Minister of Science and Higher Education, Valeriy Falkov, were in attendance. This event was part … Continue reading Russia’s first CARBON POLYGON: Potential for Collaboration with the PEEX

Background monitoring of atmospheric mercury in the Baikal region

Two-year study (2013-2015) of the gaseous elementary mercury (thereafter, mercury) was carried out at locations of two weather monitoring stations (near settlements Listvyanka and Tankhoj) in the Southern and Western Pribaikalye in a vicinity of the Lake Baikal. During the first period, the mercury analyzer Lumex RA-915AM was installed on the territory of the meteorological … Continue reading Background monitoring of atmospheric mercury in the Baikal region

First call for proposals to access ACTRIS facilities

We are pleased to announce the launch of the first call for proposals to access ACTRIS facilities. The ACTRIS IMP project offers limited opportunities for free-of-charge Trans-National Access (TNA) to specific services at 11 ACTRIS facilities comprising Topical Centres (TCs), the Data Centre (DC), National Facilities (NFs), or combined ACTRIS Facilities (NF-TC), located in 10 … Continue reading First call for proposals to access ACTRIS facilities

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

SMEAR II celebrates its 25th Anniversary

The Station Measuring Ecosystem Atmosphere Relations (SMEAR II) celebrated its 25th anniversary event on August 20th 2020 in Hyytiälä, Finland. Due to COVID19  the program was live streamed at Hyytiälä research station. In addition to seminar and walking tour to SMEAR II site, the program included the release of art piece IÄI by the artist … Continue reading SMEAR II celebrates its 25th Anniversary

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”

PEEX invites contributions for joint research, research collaboration, communications & interaction

In 2019 PEEX especially focused on permafrost research in Russia, Air Quality in China and the promotion of the GlobalSMEAR in situ station concept especially in Asia. Read more on the PEEX / GlobalSMEAR activities in 2019 from the Finnish Center of Excellence 2019 Conference Proceedings published by FAARFCoE PEEX abstractFCoE GlobalSMEAR abstract In Spring … Continue reading PEEX invites contributions for joint research, research collaboration, communications & interaction

New research aerosol stations in the Russian Arctic

The new research station in the Russian Arctic is for the first time installed on Bely island, Kara Sea. It is located on the pathway of air masses from the Northern Siberia regions of high anthropogenic and industrial activity to the Arctic. Presently, assessments of the environment and climate change in this regions are strongly … Continue reading New research aerosol stations in the Russian Arctic

Community-driven work towards more harmonized and FAIR environmental observation landscape in Europe

This blog post was reproduced from the ENVRI-FAIR newsletter with permission from the authors. The Earth is a highly complex system, formed by a large variety of sub-systems such as the atmosphere, hydrosphere, biosphere and lithosphere. These sub-systems are interacting by the exchange of energy and mass which makes the Earth system highly interlinked. Our … Continue reading Community-driven work towards more harmonized and FAIR environmental observation landscape in Europe

High-quality greenhouse gas data published from 22 stations in Europe

ICOS (Integrated Carbon Observation System) has released an update of its top-quality data on greenhouse gas concentrations and meteorological observations for 22 stations in Europe. Two of these stations, Pallas and Zeppelin Observatory, are located in the Arctic region. The published data, so called ICOS Level 2 data, is the final, quality checked ICOS data … Continue reading High-quality greenhouse gas data published from 22 stations in Europe

Standardised greenhouse gas data helps to steer climate change mitigation efforts

ICOS, Integrated Carbon Observation System, measures greenhouse gases in a standardised network of over 130 stations across 12 European countries to produce science-based information for both the scientific community and for the decision makers.