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PEEX "Pan-Eurasian Experiment" study is a multidisciplinary climate change, air quality, environment and research infrastructure program focused on the Northern Eurasian particularly arctic and boreal regions. It is a bottom up initiative by several European, Russian and Chinese research organizations and institutes. PEEX is open for new institutes to join in.

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PEEX_WS_November2018 In the beginning November, PEEX working group meeting was held in Helsinki, Finland. It was combined with three project workshops (iCUPETRAKT and GlobalSMEAR Climate-KIC) to gain synergies and to enhance collaboration. Agenda of the two-day meeting was to share the current status and future plans of the PEEX working groups (in-situ observations; Satellites; Modelling; Marine observations; socio-economics). Dated 9 Nov 2018
Sofia Earth Forum2 2018David GEE IEAS SofiaEarthForum International Eurasian Academy of Science (IEAS) is organizing, in collaboration with PEEX, 2nd Sofia Earth Forum on 31.10–1.11 in Helsinki, Finland. The Forum is concentrating on grand challenges, solutions and legitimacy. During the Forum, Professor David Gee from Upsala University, Sweden received the IEAS Academician Diplomacy. AgendaDated 31 Oct 2018
HiMAC2018 logo The 2nd Internal Workshop on Observations and Understanding of Changes in High Mountain and Cold Regions (HiMAC2018) was held  in late October 2018 at the Arctic Space Centre of the Finnish Meteorological Institute, located in Sodankylä, Finland. The workshop brought together scientists from fields of Earth Observations, Meteorology, Climatology, Ecology and Biogeochemistry to discuss various in-situ and satellite observations, data post processing, physical and biological processes that contribute to environmental changes over high mountain and cold regions on Earth. Read more about the HiMAC2018 wokshop from the website of Space and Earth Observatory Centre of Finnish Meteorological institute, FMI-SPACEDated 31 Oct 2018
PEEX Newsletter6 Oct2018 The lates PEEX Arctic–Boreal Hub Newsletter is out! If you didn't receive it directly to your inbox, please subcribe here. You may also inform colleagues interested on climate change, air quality and environmental research on Northern Eurasia to join PEEX emailing list to receive, in addition to the 3-4 times a year published newsletter, PEEX related news and course/event advertisements. dated 4.Oct.2018
Kulmala China government Friendship award Academician Markku Kulmala has received Chinese Government Friendship Award 2018. The award was presented by Mr. Liu He, Vice Premier of the State Council of The People's Republic of China. Read more heredated 1.Oct.2018
copyright by Michal GalikPhoto by Michal Gálik, copyright ICOS PEEX participated the 3rd ICOS Science Conference on greenhouse gases and biogeochemical cycles held at Prague, Czech Republic, 11–13th September 2018. More than 300 participants from 30 different countries including several internationally renown scientists were gathered together for the three-day meeting. The PEEX program and GlobalSMEAR initiative were introduced at the poster session by Päivi Haapanala from INAR, University of Helsinki (poster). The 3rd ICOS Science Conference book of abstracts can be found here (including PEEX’s abstract by Lappalainen et al.). During the conference, the #ICOScapes Photo Exhibition, presenting gorgeous photographs of ICOS stations and activities, was launched. The exhibition will travel across Europe during 2018–2019. The 4th ICOS Science Conference will be held in the Netherlands in 2020. dated 18.Sep.2018
isdesymposium Call for the 11th International Symposium on Digital Earth is open now. This is the series of the events organized by the International Society for Digital Earth (ISDE), and will mark the 20th anniversary of ISDE symposium (starting from Beijing in 1999). For more information: Call for Abstracts, Special Sessions, Sponsors & Exhibitors. dated 11.Sep.2018
iCUPE logo m iCupe stands for the Integrative and Comprehensive Understanding on Polar Environments. More about "iCUPE Datasets as Products for the Research, Decision-Making, Stakeholders and End-Users Communities" can be lean from the poster that will be presented at the UArctic congress 2018 "Sustainable development of the Arctic - boreal regions" PEEX session. PEEX supports iCUPE on its work on combining integrated in-situ and satellite observations with a modelling platform. dated 5.Sep.2018
Uarctic Markku At the ongoingin UArctic Congress 2018 at Oulu Academician Markku Kulmala from INAR, University of Helsinki attended the Arctic Agenda 2030 Panel Discussion together with His Serene Highness Prince Albert II of Monaco. Kulmala higlighted the importance of PEEX program for the Arctic future and invited all to join PEEX and to be part of integrated Global Earth observatory, GlobalSMEAR. The PEEX session will be held today at 14.30-17.45, place IT105, University of Oulu. PEEX posterdated 5.Sep.2018
INAR logo The Institute of Atmospheric and Earth System Research INAR, University of Helsinki is seeking for a talented PhD  or Postdoctoral researcher in the area of Experimental Aerosol Science to work with field/laboratory experimental set-ups and instrumentations during measurement campaigns in Russia. Good command in Russian and English languages is required. Apply lates 20 September 2018. More information: job announcement. dated.28.Aug.2018.
leadforsust banner L 'Leadership for sustainable change' is a new open online MOOC course about a sustainable world and how to get there. The course is a collaboration of two Finnish Universities, the University of Helsinki and the University of Tampere. Everyone is welcome to enrol and study, the course material will stay available online for free. Enrolment happens via the MOOC platform that opens on 4.9.2018. You can study it independently or as part of your higher education studies. The course materials also include a separate section for teachers, with instructions on how to utilise the materials in a 5 ECTS course at any educational institution. More information available at and from course videodated.28.Aug.2018
IBFRA18 program PEEX as a co-organizer and co-supporter of the IBFRA18: Cool forest at risk? The critical role of boreal and mountain ecosystems for people, bioeconomy, and climate conference likes to draw attention to the critical role of boreal forrest to our climate system. More research and observations are needed to solve the interlinked global challenges influencing the future of the societies and nature. The IBFRA18 conference also known as Cool forests Event will take place 17–20 September at IIASA premises in Austria. Updated program and list of speakers can be found from the conference website
INAR logo University of Helsinki, Institute for Atmospheric and Earth System Reseach, INAR, is proud to announce the intensive course Analysis of atmosphere-surface interactions and feedbacks to be held in Hyytiälä, Finland on 8th–19th October, 2018. The course is based on intensive work in small groups, with MATLAB being the main tool for statistical analysis. This year’s main topic is effect of drought on biogeochemical cycles at SMEAR stations. The responsible teachers are prof. Timo Vesala, prof. Jaana Bäck and university lecturer This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. See course call for further information. Registeration by 17th September by filling in the online form 21.Aug.2018
HiMAC2018 logo The 2nd Internal Workshop on Observations and Understanding of Changes in High Mountain and Cold Regions (HiMAC2018) will be held on October 29–30, 2018 at Arctic Space Centre of the Finnish Meteorological Institute, located in Sodankylä, Finland. The workshop will bring together scientists from fields of Earth Observations, Meteorology, Climatology, Ecology and Biogeochemistry to discuss various in situ and satellite observations, data post processing, physical and biological processes that contribute to environmental changes over high mountain and cold regions on Earth. Registration to HiMAC2018 will open in August. First Circulardated 13.Aug.2018
DBAR The 3rd Conference of Digital Belt and Road (DBAR 2018) will be held 5–7 December 2018 at Tengchong, Yunnan, China. The conference will host several specialized sessions examining the applications of big Earth data for sustainable development in different fields, such as environmental change, disaster mitigation, water resources, agriculture food security, natural and cultural heritage, coast and marine, urban and infrastructure, High Mountain and Arctic, and the need for big Earth data in solving large-scale regional and global problems. Abstract submission by 20th September. More information: conference website and announcementdated 2.Aug.2018
F1.large  Scientific article about a puzzle of new particle formation (NPF) in polluted urban air just published in Science magazine. "Atmospheric new particle formation from sulfuric acid and amines in a Chinese megacity" by Yao et al., 2018 investigates NPF in urban Shanghai, China and describe the conditions that make this process possible. The findings will help inform policy decisions about how to reduce particulate matter pollution in these types of environments. They found that NPF observations in Shanghai are consistent with sulfuric acid-dimethylamine-water nucleation studied in CLOUD chamber including formation rates and sulfuric acid cluster concentration. In addition, they observed neutral sulfuric acid-dimethylamine clusters during NPF. As a result, they proposed that this molecular pathway is responsible for initial steps of NPF in an urban environment in China. dated 25.Jul.2018
ClimateChangeConference On the 18–19.May.2018, The Cyprus Institute hosted the International Summit-Conference Climate Change in the Mediterranean and the Middle East: Challenges and Solutions. The conference addressed the scientific basis of Climate Change in the region, its various impacts and challenges, mitigation/adaptation strategies, policy challenges and governance. The Conference was preceded by two days of Scientific Workshops focused on modelling predictions of Climate Change and its impacts – especially in the areas of sustainability, energy, health, agriculture, water security and migration – as well as examine and propose mitigation and adaptation strategies. In the Workshop Dr. Hanna Lappalainen gave a presentation of PEEX as an example of high impact research network. INAR/University of Helsinki is participating the EU Teaming project coordinated by Cypros Inst. and is interested in developing SMEAR type station in Cypros. Conferece conclusions and recommendationsdated 18.Jun.2018
ClimEco kick off meet cut The kick-off-meeting of the ClimEco "Mechanisms, pathways and patchiness of the Arctic ecosystem responses and adaptation to changing climate" project took place on 7-8 June 2018 in Helsinki, Finland. The event gathered together 15 project participants including PIs Profs. Jaana Back and Sergej Zilitinkevich and collaborators to plan upcoming activities and to start actions in four work packages. Agenda and Minutes. dated 9.Jun.2018

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Academician Markku Kulmala, University of Helsinki, was interviewed by the China Daily (29.May) and he commented on President Xi Jinpings’s talk on science – technology interaction at the 19th Meeting of the Academicians of Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) in Beijing, China. Kulmala is an Academician of the CAS and participated the meeting last week. President Xi opened the meeting and was calling for science and technology reforms to boost the vitality for innovations. There is a need for redefinition for the different roles of enterprises, universities, and research institutes in the innovation chain. Furthermore, the government should transform its functions in science and technology management. Full articledated 6.Jun.2018
PEEX globe The new General Data Protection Regulation ("GDPR") come into effect 25 May 2018. To comply with GDPR consent requirements, we are updating peex-mailing list members. If you want to keep on receiving important updates regarding PEEX activity, we kindly ask you to indicate that you still want to receive our e-mails by updating your subscription as soon as possible, using the form:

This is valid also for those subscribers of this “peex-list” mailing list who reside outside of the European Union since we do not store information on any individual's country of residence. Thank you for being a loyal PEEX mailing list “peex-list” subscriber! dated 5.Jun.2018

uarctic congress2018 banner2.png Register now for UArctic Congress 2018. The University of Oulu and the University of Helsinki are excited to invite you to the second UArctic Congress, September 3-7, 2018. Congress takes place in Oulu until the afternoon of Thursday, September 6, and then transfers to Helsinki for the Thursday evening reception and full science program on Friday, September 7. We encourage you to register in advance and as early as possible in order to benefit from lower registration fees as well as cheaper travel options: the early-bird fee is available until June 8. dated 5.Jun.2018
Cryosphere acp2018 PEEX office has published together with one of its key collaborator universities in Russia, Tyumen State University, a paper on permaforst: Cryosphere: a kingdom of anomalies and diversity. The present paper by Melnikov et al., 2018 (Atmos. Phys. Chem., 18) attracts the attention to the crucial importance of cryospheric anomalies and topical problems related to ice, snow and cold in a wider interdisciplinary context, beyond the present conventional understanding.  Cryosphere makes the Earth atmosphere and the entire Earth system very special, if not unique, objects in the universe. Univ.Helsinki and Tyumen are currently analyzing temperature data from Siberian permafrost regions. dated 4.Jun.2018
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Abstract subbmission open for the "Cool forest at risk? The cirtical role of boreal and mountain ecosystems for people, bioeconomy, and climate" Conference on 17–20 September at Lazenburg, Vieanna. More information: websitefact sheetflyer, and Twitter: @ibfra18, #IBFRA18.

The organizers, IBFRA in collaboration with PEEX, IIASA, and IUFRO, invite organizations, institutions, government agencies, and private companies to consider sponsoring IBFRA18. dated 7.May.2018

b 400 262 16777215 00 images news 2017 Helsinki workshop International Arctic Science Committee (IASC) "Cryospheric Extremes" Worshop at Finnish Meteorological Institute on 25–27 April is addressing PEEX relevant topics. PEEX is introduced in the poster session on Wed 25.4. starting at 16.30, dated 24.April.2018
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In order to expand the impact of the PEEX related scientific results, we invide you to publish in the PEEX special issue in the Journal of Geography Environment Sustainability (J.GES, Vol 11, No 1, 2018 ). From that issue you can read the overview of the first 5 years of PEEX in operation and future prospectsdated 3.Apr.2018
 SSC Moscow 2018 PEEX-related session at "Smart and Sustainable Cities (SSC-2018)" conference Russia Moscow 23-26 May 2018. SSC conference is a continuation of the series of international events focused on urbanization, its environmental consequences and possible solutions: Megacities 2050 conference (2016) and SUITMA 9 congress (2017). Extended deadline for abstract submission for oral presentations is 15 of Arpril 2018. The conference is a good opportunity for PEEX-community members to meet each other in Moscow in 2018. dated 29.Mar.2018
IBFRA18 announcement1 IBFRA is pleased to announce, in collaboration with PEEX, IIASA, and supported by IUFRO that the IBFRA18/Cool forests Event will take place from 17–20 September at IIASA premises in Austria. You can find the first announcment here and for more information about the conference and the program please visit the IBFRA18 website: and follow on Twitter: @ibfra18. dated 21.Mar.2018
uarctic congress2018 banner2.png Call for abstracts for the UArctic Congress 2018 is now extended until March 26, 2018. Note the PEEX Session under Environmental protection Theme:
1.4 Sustainable development of the Arctic–boreal regions. Looking forward your abstract submission! dated 19.Mar.2018
airquality2018barcelona The PEEX related session on "Atmospheric-Climate Interactions and Impacts" carried out on 15 March 2018 at the 11th International Conference "Air Quality – Science and Application"For discussion and summarydated 15.March.2018
SilkRoad PEEX BigEarthData18 The Silk Road Economic Belt and the 21st-Century Maritime Silk Road (B&R) aims at facilitating the twenty-first Century economic development of China. Read the research article on The Silk Road agenda of the Pan-Eurasian Experiment (PEEX) program in Big Earth Data. The article identifies the research themes of the PEEX related Silk Road agenda relevant to China and gives an overview of the methodological requirements and present the infrastructure requirements needed to carry out large scale research program. dated 27.Feb.2018
BTSBR18 picture Call for presentations. Bringing together Selenga-Baikal Research conference in Nalaikh, Mongolia on 31.Aug–2.Sep.2018. Registration for the conference open until 15.Jun.2018. Read moredated 15.Feb.2018
IEAS Moscow Kasimov Feb2018 Prof. Nikolay Kasimov, the member of PEEX Steerng Committee from Lomonosov Moscow State University, was nominated as an Academician of the International Eurasian Academy of Sciences. dated 14.Feb.2018
Kulmala Nature18 Gas exchange M. Kulmala Nature comment paper ”Build a global Earth observatory” now available in Russian and in Chinesedated 12.Feb.2018
iCupe Oslo2018 PEEX is endorsing the iCUPE - EraPlanet project. The iCUPE (Integrative and Comprehensive Understanding on Polar Environments) planning meeting on Arctic aerosol, Hg, POPs data products was held in Oslo 9.Feb.2018. dated 12.Feb.2018
AirqualityConference2014GaPa 62 Registration is open for the 11th International Conference on Air Quality – Science and Application. The PEEX related session "Atmospheric-Climate Interactions and Impacts" is a part of the Air Quality 2018 conference held in 12-16 March 2018, Barcelona, Spain. Welcome! Draft program and more details are available at dated 9.Feb.2018
eduarctic Are you interested to talk to 13-20 years old students around the world about your job (In Englis or nateive language)? EU funded project EduArctic gives great opportunities to reach hundreds of students and educate them first hand by scientists during webinars. There are involved around 900 teachers from schools in 47 countries. For more information please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. dated 5.Feb.2018
uarctic congress2018 banner2.png Call for Abstracts for the UArctic Congress is now open until March 16, 2018. They welcome submissions to more than fifty science sessions to be held in Oulu, Finland from September 3 and concluding in Helsinki on September 7, 2018. Note for example PEEX related session under "1. Environmental protection" theme: 1.4 Sustainable development of the Arctic - boreal regions and "1.6 Digital Earth impacts on pan-Eurasian research projects in the Arctic".  dated 5.Feb.2018
SummerSchool2018 Summer school 2018 ‘First steps in Biosphere-Atmosphere Modelling' orginized by the Institute for Atmospheric and Earth System Research (INAR)/University of Helsinki, Lund University, Aarhus University, and the Center for international Climate Research (CICERO). The course will be held at the field station SMEAR II, Hyytiälä, Finland on June 4–15, 2018. Apply by March 31, 2018! dated 5.Feb.2018
RSHU PEEX WS jan18 PEEX collaboration with the Russian State Hydrometeorological University (RSHU) and opening a new PEEX office at RSHU was discussed in St.Petersburg on 25.Jan. More formation Hanna Lappalainen, INARdated 26.Jan.2018
GroupPhoto STPetersburTRAK18 TRAKT-2018 project demonstrating a show case of Apatity-Kirovsk region (Murmansk Oblast) of Russia and  a customer-target climate services kick off held in St.Petersburg on 22-24.Jan. One year project funded by Nordic Council of Ministers. More information project PI This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., NERSC. Linking to PEEX. More inforamtion available at project websitedated 26.Jan.2018
IBFRA save the date 3.6 Save the Date! "Cool forests at risk? The Critical Role of Boreal and Mountain Ecosystems for People, Bioeconomy, and Climate" conference will be held in Laxenburg, Austria on 17–20 September 2018. The event will focus on both boreal and high altitude forests. The conference is organized by Internation Boreal Forest Research Association (IBFRA) in collaboration with IIASA, PEEX and IUFRO. Read moredated 24.Jan.2018
bpkleokooboghclf M. Kulmala wrote a Nature comment paper ”Build a global Earth observatory”. He calls for continuous, comprehensive monitoring of interactions between the planet’s surface and atmosphere. Read the article heredated 04.Jan.2018
finnisRussian grantedprojects The Academy of Fin­land and Rus­sian Found­a­tion for Ba­sic Research have gran­ted fund­ing for five joint Finnish–Rus­sian pro­jects on Arc­tic research.
Read more hereDated 22.Dec.2017  
Timofeeva Anna 151217 Dr. Anna Timofeeva,  `ROSHYDROMET `` Advanced Training  Institute, Director of WMO Regional Meteorological Training Center in the Russian Federation, visited PEEX-HQ. dated 15.Dec.2017
IMG 20171219 WA0002 PEEX regional nodes, offices and working groups hands-on Workshop 13–14.Dec.2018 was held in Helsinki. The two-day WS  gathered altogether 40 participants from which 7 were from Russia and 28 from Finland. Aims of the hands-on WS were to introduce and discuss  the current PEEX activities and tools and to discuss the Working Group tasks & the future collaboration with the Russian PEEX offices.  Read more. dated 14.Dec.2017
iascadvisorygroup IASC Advisory Group, the Int. Sci. Initiative in the Russian Arctic (ISIRA) WS took place on 7-8.Nov.2017 in Moscow. The WS gathered the national representatives of ISIRA to discuss the research priorities in the Russian Arctic. Read more. dated 14.Nov.2017
wmosymposium PEEX education activities were discussed in the WMO Symposium on Education and Training (SYMET) on 30.Oct - 30.Nov.2017 in Barbados. Read more. dated 14.Nov.2017
Climate change CONF LOGO 2017 Invited plenary presentation on iCUPE and PEEX in "Climate Change Constraints and Opportunities in the Asia-Pasific Region: Human-Biosphere-Atmosphere Interactions and Green Growth" conference in Far Eastern Federal University, Vladivostok, Russia, 25.Oct.2017. Discussions on collaboration between PEEX Program and Pacific Inst. Geography, Far Eastern Branch, RAS. dated 25.Oct.2017
arcticcircle2017 PEEX was introduced in the Arctic Circle 2017 Assembly 2017 Assembly taking place on Oct 13-15, 2017. As a part of the program the Arctic Yearbook 2017 was launched also including introduction to the PEEX Program. dated 15.Oct.2017
ieasacademy International Eurasian Academy of Sciences (IEAS) meeting was held on 22.Sep in Moscow. The future activities, such as organization of the 2nd Sofia Earth Forum in Helsinki in 2018, were discussed. dated 22.Sep.2017
3rdpeexconference The 3rd PEEX Science Conference & 7th Meeting was held in Moscow on 19-22.Sep.2017 at MSU. Best Poster Award was given to Yuro Shtabkin on Regional sources of near-surface ozone in the Northern Eurasia. Conference Proceeding 2017. Conference Program, Participants and memo. The 8th PEEX meeting including working groups will take place on October 2018 and the 4th Science Conference in spring 2019 in Helsinki. dated 25.Sep.2017
peexdbar PEEX – DBAR (Digital Belt & Road Initiative) collaboration agreement was signed by Academician M. Kulmala and Academician H.Guo on 20.Sep.2017 in Moscow in a connection of the PEEX Science Conference. dated 22.Sep.2017
Alexander Baklanov Prof. Alexander Baklanov (WMO-GAW) has been nominated as a PEEX Fellow in a connection of the 3rd PEEX Science Conference and the 7th PEEX meeting in Moscow, dated 19.Sep.2017
PEEX noText Transparent small PEEX Science Plan is now available in Russian. The Russian translation has been made by AEROCOSMOS,
which is one of the main PEEX Partners in Russia. dated 16.Aug.2017
europeangeoworkshop European GEO Workshop took place in Helsinki between 19-21 June 2017. As a part of WS program we had a panel discussion on "Coordinated, comprehensive in situ data component of atmospheric and ecosystem measurements for complementing the space borne Earth Observation", which is a relevant topic to implement the PEEX Program research infrastructure component. dated 01.Aug.2017
intergis2 PEEX introduced in the InterCarto Conference InterCarto / InterGIS-23, Geoinformation support of sustainable development of Asia-Pacific region territories in conditions of global climate change, June 26-28, 2017, Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk, Russia, dated 26.06.2017
Peex Conf Banner adver PEEX Conference Young Scientists Contest - 2017 to support the participation of young scientists at the 3rd PEEX Science Conference & 7th PEEX Meeting. Read more. dated 08.June.2017
NordForsk logo medium NordForsk CRAICC-CRUCIAL - research training week for students at RSHU, St.Petersburg on 26 Jun - 1 Jul 2017.
More information: please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., event website, summary. dated 30.May.2017
cas sodankyla PEEX was introduced to Enge Wang, Deputy President of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) and his delegation at FMI on 8.May. The CAS delegation visited FMI and The National Satellite Data Centre, located in Sodankylä as a part of their tour in Europe. dated 08.May.2017
markkuakateemikkotilaisuus Prof. Markku Kulmala has been awarded the honorary title of Academician of Science, the highest honour that can be bestowed on any individual scientist in Finland. President of the Republic of Finland Sauli Niinistö granted the titles at a presidential session on 10th March. More information, Interview dated 19.March.
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3rd PEEX Science Conference will be held 19-22 September 2017, Moscow State University, Russia. The Call for Abstracts is open. Please visit to submit your abstract. Submission dl June 30. dated 15.Feb.2017

radilogo International Workshop on Observations and Understanding to the Changing of High Mountain and Cold Regions, March 3-4, 2017, Beijing, China, Conference venue: C608, Institute of remote sensing and digital earth Chinese academy of sciences, New Technology Campus, Tangjialin, Haidian District, Beijing, Contacts Info: QIU Yubao, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., Co-organized by PEEX.More info here, dated 13.Feb.2017
ryhmakuva ARCTIC FLUX & CRUCIAL Workshop organized on 6-9.February.2017, Hyytiälä, Finland. More info here, dated 10.Feb.2017
PEEX noText Transparent small Introduction to Modern Atmospheric Science: Look on Air Quality in China. Univ. Helsinki Summer School course (5 ECTS) " Introduction to Modern Atmospheric Science: Look on Air Quality in China", 9-18.August 2017, registration is open.
chinastation China's overseas remote sensing satellite station starts operation. Read more, dated 16.Dec.2017
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Winter school 2017 on "Atmospheric Processes and Feedbacks and Atmosphere-Biosphere Interactions" to be held at the Hyytiälä Forestry Field Station in Southern Finland on March 6-17, 2017. Further information here; Online application form here, dated 29.Nov.2017

twas Prof. Markku Kulmala is The World Academy of Sciences fellow. The election of 40 new TWAS Fellows took place at the Academy's 27th General Meeting in Kigali, Rwanda. Dated 18.Nov.2016
ilmastavettakuvake "Development of cost-efficient dew and fog collectors for water management in semiarid and arid regions of developing countries (DF-TRAP)" project, funded by Academy of Finland, seminar at Tieteiden Talo, Helsinki, Finland held on 14.Nov.2016. Project results and presentations available here. dated 15.Nov.2016.
tyumen Prof. M. Kulmala, Univ. Helsinki received award Doctor et professor honoris causa from the Tyumen State University, Russia on 1.Nov.2016. Read more (in Finnish), dated 07.Nov.2017
cimologo CIMO invites applications (dl 19.Oct.2016) from Russian and Ukrainian postgraduate students for participation in the 21th Winter School on 6 - 11.March.2017 at Tvärminne zoological station of the Univ. Helsinki. Further information here. dated 04.Oct.2016
moscowuniversity The 3rd PEEX Science Conference takes place in Moscow on 19-21.Sep. in 2017. The conference will be hosted by the Moscow State University, Faculty of Geography. Further information coming soon. dated 29.Sep.2016
pavelkabat Prof. Pavel Kabat, Director General, IIASA, joins the PEEX Preparatory Phase Committee, dated 22.Sep.2016
interGIS PEEX introduced in the International Conference InterCarto/InterGIS-22 on 12.-14.9.2015 in Protvino, Russia. The conference was organized by IEAS, IGU and Center of World Data System for Geography ICSU-WDS and hosted by the Technopark Protvino. Further information. dated 12.Sep.2016
craiccpeex PEEX introduced in YOPP Planning Meetings on Arctic Observations and the Modelling Component 5–9 September 2016, Reading, UK, ECMWF. dated 05.Sep.2016
nordicenvri PEEX is introduced in the Nordic-ENVRI meeting in in Svalbard. Agenda, Participants. dated 05.Sep.2016
PEEX noText Transparent small PEEX Program was introduced in the "Data Intensive System Analysis for Geohazard Studies" Conference, held 18-21 July 2016 in Sochi region, Russia, dated 8.Aug.2016.
SOfia forum IMG 0605 landscape PEEX-HQ together with IEAS-Europe organized the 1st Sofia Earth Forum in Helsinki, Finland, on 20-22.June.2016. The Forum aims at joint understanding over different boundaries and at finding practical solutions on the Grand Challenges. Speakers, Agenda. dated 22.06.2016.
lakephoto  Three papers are just published in Nature and Science where Finnish Center of Excellence is involved. These cloud studies suggest that Earth’s climate may not warm as quickly as expected. Read more from the articles: Kirkby, J. et al. (2016) Nature 533: 521–526 ; Tröstl, J. et al. (2016) Nature 533: 527–531; Bianchi, F. et al. (2016). Science 352: 1109–1112. dated 26.05.2016
markkuradiaward Prof. M. Kulmala (Univ.Helsinki) together with Academician H.Guo (RADI) were awarded with Cosmonautics Federation of Russia gold medal during the 2nd PEEX Science Conference in Beijing, China. The medals were delivered by Prof. V. Bondur. dated 20.May.2016
peexfellow The first five PEEX Fellows have been nominated and announced in a connection of the 2nd PEEX Science Conference and 6th PEEX meeting in Beijing: Academicians S. Zilitinkevich, V Bondur, N. Kasimov, H. Guo, G. Fu. PEEX Fellows - short CVs, dated 18.05.2016.
2ndscienceconference 2nd PEEX Science Conference in Beijing, China on 18-20.May.2016. Conference ProgramPEEX 2016 Proceedings Dated 17.05.2016.
isc50 PEEX introduced International Scientific Conference dedicated to 50th anniversary of IO RAS SPb Branch and 80th birthday of its founder S.S. Zilitinkevich, St. Petersburg, Russia, Apr 12- 14, 2016. Conference Agenda, Film material dated 14.2016
soil chamber m the 2016 Summer School "Formation and growth of atmospheric aerosols". Starting on Aug 15th and ends on Aug 26th, held at Hyytiälä Forestry Field Station in Finland. For further information contact Dr. Antti J Lauri This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., dated 14.04.2016
hyytialasumerschool 12th Summer School on Atmospheric Aerosol Physics, Measurement, and Sampling Hyytiälä, Finland, May 20-27, 2016. 1st Announcement. Contact: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. dated 23.03.2016

1st Summer School " Boreal wetlands: from plant bio-diversity and ecophysiology to biogeochemical cycles and greenhouse gases budgets” to be held in Khanty-Mansiysk, Western Siberia (Russia) in Aug 24 - Sept 3, 2016. 1st Announcement. Application ( will be open until 30 April 2016. Contact: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. dated 23.03.2016

markkukulmalakunniatohtori Prof. M. Kulmala  of the University of Helsinki receives award Doctor et professor honoris causa from the Tver State University, Russia. The award was personally presented to Prof. Kulmala by Andrey V. Belotserkovsky, rector of Tver State University, in Tver  Russia on Saturday, 13 February, 2016. Further Information dated 14.Feb.2016.
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Prof. M. Kulmala is giving a PEEX - Global-SMEAR talk at the Annual meeting of Tyumen Academy of Sciences. Also the Governer of Tyumen is visited on Wed 10.Feb and further collaboration is discussed. dated 10.Feb.2016.

PEEX noText Transparent small ABSTRACTS SUBMISSION DEADLINE for the 2nd Pan-Eurasian Experiment (PEEX) Science Conference 2016 on 18-20 May 2016, Beijing, China is EXTENDED until 10 February 23:59 hours CET. More information: Abstract submission, 1st  Announcement, Conference website. dated 19.Oct.2015
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Five of Finnish Center of Excellence ATM researchers have been selected as Thomson Reuters Highly Cited Researchers 2015: Markku Kulmala (Univ.Helsinki), Douglas Worsnop (visiting prof. Univ.Helsinki), Veli-Matti Kerminen (Univ.Helsinki), Tuukka Petäjä (Univ.Helsinki) and Ari Laaksonen (FMI). See here:, dated 05.01.2016

peexpaavolipponen Former Prime Minister Paavo Lipponen visited Univ.Helsinki Division of Atmospheric Sciences and PEEX-HQ on 18.Dec.2015. Topics such as climate change & Arctic activities, Global-SMEAR and PEEX program was discussed during the visit. dated 21.Dec.2015.
markku Prof. Markku Kulmala has been acknowledged by a membership of the CASAD, Chinese Academy of Sciences, (CAS), in the meeting held in Beijing, Nov. 2015 . CASAD acts as an advisory body for the Government of the Republic of China on scientific and technological issues. Press release (in Finnish). dated 16.Dec.2015.
tiedekulma 1000x585 0 PEEX as an integrated platform for science and observations within the Arctic and boreal regions was introduced at Think Corner public event “Arctic climate and climate change” on 1.Dec.2015 in Helsinki. dated 7.Dec.2015
Spb State univ Prof. Mikhailov, Dr. Ryshkevich, and Dr. Vlasenko from St. Petersburg State University visited University of Helsinki (PEEX-HQ), FMI and Hyytiälä-SMEAR-II station on 1-3.Dec.2015.  Memorandum of Understanding was signed with PEEX HQ and plans for joint measuring campaign in 2016 were discussed. dated 4.Dec.2015
EMSR  PEEX and “Beautiful China - Steps Towards 21st Century China” were introduced at the Int. Symposium on Earth Observation for Maritime Silk Road (EMSR) in Sanya, Hainan, China, 25-27.Nov.2015 (Session 3: Earth Observations for Resources and Environment Monitoring and Assessment), held by Institute of Remote Sensing and Digital Earth (RADI) together with Sanya Municipal People’s Government. dated 30.Nov.2015
COBACC WINTER SCHOOL - Participants from the PEEX community are welcome!
University of Helsinki, Division of Atmospheric Sciences announced the intensive course "Atmospheric Processes and Feedbacks and Atmosphere-Biosphere Interactions" to be held at the Hyytiälä Forestry Field Station on 7-18 March 2016. For details, see the course page. The course contributes to the PEEX knowledge transfer goals. dated 26.Nov.2015
sochi PEEX introduced in the INTER Carto - INTER GIS Conference "Sustainable development of territories: cartography and geoinformational support", Karasnodar, Russia, Nov 9 - 14, 2015. Conference Agenda dated 5.Nov.2015
VALDAI PEEX has been introduced by Prof. Zilitinkevich at the 12th meeting of the Valdai Club, in Sochi, Russia, on 19.Oct.2015. Valdai Club is a dialogue forum of policy makers founded by the Russian Federation Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Ministry of Education and Science. Zilitinkevich Interview. dated 23.Oct.2015
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SMEAR concept was introduced to Dr. Juliya Kurbatova (Severtsov Institute of Ecology and Evolution, RAS) and to Dr. Aleksandr Sokolov (Russian Center for Arctic Exploration, RAS) during their visit to Hyytiälä in October (7-8.10; 14-15.10.2015). Next steps for further collaboration in a frame of PEEX in process. dated 21.Oct.2015

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CALL FOR ABSTRACTS: 2nd Pan-Eurasian Experiment (PEEX) Science Conference 2016  on 18-20 May 2016, Beijing, China hosted by Inst. Remote Sensing and Digital Earth, CAS (RADI). More information: Abstract submission, 1st  Announcement, Conference website. dated 19.Oct.2015

NWPI KARRC PEEX collaborating the Northern Water Problems Institute KarRC RAS is organizing the 5th international Young Scientists Conference "Water Resources: Research and Management" on 5-8 September 2016 in Petrozavodsk, Russia. First circulate (pdf). dated 19.Oct.2015
DE2015 mast logo PEEX introduced in the 9th Symposium of the International Society for Digital Earth (ISDE) Halifax · Nova Scotia · Canada, Oct 5 - 9, 2015. Session G11: Land- Atmosphere Interactions on Tuesday 6.Oct at 14:20-14:40. dated 5.Oct.2015
SZ speaking EGU 2015 good fullm The honorary doctorate of the University of Pretoria, South Africa, is awarded to Prof. Sergej Zilitinkevich for his works pioneering contribution on the theory of Geophysical Turbulence and Atmospheric Boundary Layers. Prof. Sergej Zilitinkevich has enriched and dramatically changes current understanding of the physics of the atmosphere and the climate system. dated 14.Sep.2015
PEEX noText Transparent small The 2nd Pan-Eurasian Experiment (PEEX) Science Conference & the 6th PEEX Meeting in Beijing, China, 18-20 May 2016. Hosted by RADI. Venue: Beijing International Convention Center (BICC), Beijing, China. Themes. Conference website is open soon! dated 04.Sep.2015
EAC2015 PEEX in the European Aerosol Conference (EAC) , 07. Sep.2015. SPECIAL SESSION: Atmospheric Aerosol Characterization, Sources, Sinks and Climate Interactions at the Subarctic and Boreal Eurasian Region. Sub-session 14: The Pan Eurasian EXperiment research project, PEEX. Room: Aula U6-01F, at 14:00 - 16:00 PEEX Session Chairs: Kostas Eleftheriadis, Hanna Lappalainen. Dated 01.Sep.2015
peex CRAICC logo The CRAICC- PEEX Workshops on "Estimating and monitoring anthropogenic emission in the Arctic by using remote sensing"; "Climatology of the high-latitude planetary boundary layer"; "Turbulent exchange across strongly heterogeneous interface" have been re-scheduled and will be organized in the 2nd PEEX Science Conference, 18th-20th.May.2016, Beijing, China. Further information soon available. dated 31.Aug.2015.
nersclogo 5th CRAICC – PEEX Workshop: Climatology of the high-latitude planetary boundary layer, 28 – 30 Sep 2015, Nansen Environmental and Remote Sensing Centre Bergen, Norway. DL for the abstract submission is Aug 31st 2015. The papers from the WS to be published in a special issue of Advances in Meteorology. All submissions and inquiries should be sent to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., dated 28.Aug.2015.
IMG 2065 LITKE KULMALA The Fedor P. Litke Gold Medal of the Russian Geographical Society is awarded to Prof. M. Kulmala for his works in meteorology and climatology on: formation of atmospheric aerosol, nucleation and clouds, atmosphere-Earth interaction, climate change, air pollution, Arctic boreal environment, and global challenges. Further Information dated 21.Aug.2015
IGU Moscow PEEX Session in the International Geographical Union (IGU) Regional Conference in Moscow, 17-21 August 2015. PEEX Session Chairs: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Further information.
PEEX noText Transparent small Grand Challenges & Northern Societies initiative including PEEX has released a Sustainable Earth System Manifesto.The media event took place in 17.Aug.2015 at 8.00-10.00, place University of Helsinki, Runeberg-sali, adress Fabianinkatu 33. Panel discussion: Moderator Pekka Haavisto,Member of Finnish Parliament, Committee for Foreign Affairs, panel members Academy Prof. M. Kulmala, Prof. M. Kivinen, Prof. V-P. Tynkkynen and Dr. Hanna Lappalainen. Press release (in Finnish).
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PEEX Special Issue has been opened in the Journal of Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics under the themes of climate change, air quality, biodiversity loss, chemicalication, food supply, fresh water and the use of natural resources through mining, industry, energy production and transport. Editors are V.-M. Kerminen, M. Heimann, D. Spracklen, T. Laurila, A. Ding, and I. Salma. For more information:

nersclogo 5th CRAICC – PEEX Workshop: Climatology of the high-latitude planetary boundary layer, 28 – 30 Sep 2015, Nansen Environmental and Remote Sensing Centre Bergen, Norway. DL for the abstract submission is Aug 31st 2015. The papers from the WS to be published in a special issue of Advances in Meteorology. All submissions and inquiries should be sent to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., dated 09.Jun.2015.
ieas logo PEEX introduced in the IEAS WS in Balkan 23.6-2.7.2015. Visited universities: Cyril and Methodius University in Skopje, Steta Univ. Tetova, Univ. Prishtina, University of Tirana, Polytechnic University of Tirana, Aristotle Univ. Thessaloniki. Eremchenko_et_al_2015 dated 09.Jun.2015
craiccpeex " 3rd CRAICC – PEEX Workshop: Climate Change for Arctic Seas and Shipping 24-25 August 2015 at the Danish Meteorological Institute in Copenhagen, Denmark" Basic Information. Serie of CRAICC-PEEX workshops funded by Nordforsk.
abcclogo PEEX introduced in ABCC Special Workshop "Earth Observation for Global Change” on 13 May 2015, in Berlin, Germany. ABCC is a special session of ISRSE36, dated 11.May.2015.
SZ speaking EGU 2015 good fullm The 2015 Alfred Wegener Medal & Honorary Membership awarded to Sergej Zilitinkevich for creating the fundamentals of the theory of stratified planetary boundary layers. More information here. dated 21.April.2015.
nIceImagem The 3rd CRAICC-PEEX workshop at DMI 24-25 Aug 2015. Further information; event-website, flyer, For the questions, please contact Annabelle Lund (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.).
Physics DAY full color Physics Days 2015 - The 49th Annual Meeting of the Finnish Physical Society. PEEX introduced in the Poster Session, 19.March.2015.
PEEX noText Transparent small The 1st Pan-Eurasian Experiment (PEEX) Science Conference & The 5th PEEX Meeting Helsinki, Finland 10-13 February 2015. Meeting Venue, Agenda, ParticipantsPEEX Proceedings, Press Releases in: Suomi, English, Russian, Chinese, Awards,photo,memo, Pro-Arctic PEEX news (in Russian), RADI Press Release (in Chinese)
Helsinkim PEEX Science Conference takes place in Helsinki on 10-12.Feb.2015. Tentative Agenda
ieas logo Professor Markku Kulmala elected as President of the European Regional Science Centre of the International Eurasian Academy of Sciences. More information available in Finnish and in English. (24.Nov.2014)
 craiccdefrostlogo m PEEX introduced in the CRAICC & DEFROST Joint Annual meeting 22-23.Oct.2014
spiebrandm PEEX introduced in SPIE Remote Sensing Conference in Amsterdam, The Netherlands on 22-25.Sep.2014
 peex CRAICC logo 1st CRAICC-PEEX Workshop, Pilot-Nro 1: Short-living climate forcers in the Arctic and Eurasia, on 18-20.Aug.2014 in Hyytiälä, Finland. Objective of the workshop: Enhance collaboration between Nordic and Russian collaborators in modeling and measurements of short-lived climate forcers in the arctic regions. Planning of joint projects and publications. Serie of CRAICC-PEEX workshops funded by Nordforsk.
cover06082014 PEEX introduction paper is published in a journal of "GEOGRAPHY, ENVIRONMENT, SUSTAINABILITY".
logo-actris PEEX was introduced (poster session) in 4th ACTRIS General Meeting 10-12 Jun 2014, Clermont-Ferrand, France
 geia PEEX was introduced (poster session) in 16th GEIA Conference Bridging Emissions Science and Policy 10-11 June 2014 National Center for Atmospheric Research Boulder, Colorado, USA. A summary of the GEIA conference to be published in the IGAC Newsletter will be available soon.
ICOS 1st ICOS International Conference on Greenhouse Gases and Biogeochemical Cycles in Brussels 23-25 September 2014.
Kulmala RADI Prof. Markku Kulmala, Univ.Helsinki, has received honorary professorship from two different institutes in China: May 17th, 2014, Kulmala was appointed honorary professor of Fudan University by the University President Yang Yuliang. Kulmala received also honorary professorship from the Institute of Remote Sensing and Digital Earth, RADI, CAS on May 19th during the opening ceremony of PEEX China Beijing office. Honor was presented by the Director General Guo Huadong.
PEEX noText Transparent small FIRST ANNOUNCEMENT: The 5th PEEX Workshop and The 1st Open Pan-Eurasian Experiment (PEEX) Science Conference 2015 will take place from Tuesday 10 February to Friday 13 February 2015, in Helsinki, Finland.
 ileaps lyhyt versio m PEEX Session in the 4th iLEAPS Science Conference "Terrestrial ecosystems, atmosphere, and people in the Earth system": on Tuesday, 13.May.2014, at 10:00–12:00. Session chairs Tuukka Petäjä & Xunhua Zheng
egulogo PEEX Sessions in EGU: Orals: Monday, 28 Apr 13:30–15:00, Room B11. Posters: Display Time: Monday, 28 Apr, 08:00–19:30. Attendance Time: Monday, 28 Apr 17:30–19:00
saon banner logo  Arctic Observing Summit takes place on 9 – 11 April 2014 in Kumpula campus, Helsinki, Finland. M. Kulmala will introduce PEEX in a panell discussion on Wed 9-April-2014 in the Session of "Science coordination towards an Arctic Observing System". Street address Gustaf Hällströmin katu 2 B, Helsinki (Exactum). 19.3.2014
image3-2  The 4th PEEX meeting takes place on 4th-6th.March.2014 in St.Petersburg, Russia, at the Headquarters of the Russian Geographical Society. Find here more information on the meeting; PEEX-4 Meeting memo, Science Plan v.0.7, Infra Implementation v0.1
4-2 PEEX introduced in Aerosol Conference in Tomsk, Russian on 26./29.Nov.2013. 26.11.2013
4-1 PEEX China Kick off meeting in Beijing. 20.11.2013
icsu logo PEEX is introduced in the "Fellow bidders for Future Earth Secretariat" Meeting, 13.-15.Nov.2013 in Paris. 14.11.2013
  Session of the EGU General Assembly 2014:Pan Eurasian Experiment (PEEX) Convener: Tuukka Petäjä Co-Conveners: Hanna K. Lappalainen, Alexander Baklanov, Anatoly Shvidenko Link: Detailed information on how to submit an abstract can be found at: . The deadline for the receipt of abstracts is 16 January 2014. 29.10.2013
  PEEX-4 will be held during on 5-6 March 2014 in the headquarters of Russian Geographical Society in St. Petersburg, Russia. The Workshop starts on 6. March in the morning; so that participants are expected to arrive on March 5th. The host institution is Russian State Hydrometeorological University (RSHU). 29.10.2013
  PEEX introduced in "PARTNERSHIP CONFERENCE Geophysical observatories, multifunctional GIS and data mining", Kaluga, Russia". 02.10.2013
  PEEX introduced in LCES-2013 Euro-Asian Economic Forum China. 26.09.2013
  PEEX introduced in EMS Reading, UK. 09.09.2013
  PEEX-3 Hyytiälä meeting , Finland on 26-28.Aug.2013. 26.08.2013
  PEEX introduced in Annual meeting -Nordic Center of Excellence - CRAICC, Denmark. 22.08.2013
  PEEX introduced in the Climate Change Northern Territories Arctic meeting , Island, 22.-23.Aug 2013. 22.08.2013
  PEEX introduced in the GEO Secreteriat meeting, Switzerland. 03.06.2013
  PEEX introduced to EU Comission DG Research and Innovation Director Tilche. 30.05.2013
  PEEX introduced to Director Pavel Kabat, IIASA in Helsinki. 17.05.2013
  PEEX introduced in Future Earth meeting, France - May 13-14, 2013. 13.05.2013
  EGU 2013, Austria . Apr 2013 . PEEX side meeting. 11.04.2013
  Nordforsk CRAICC-PEEX Expression of interest on Nordic .Russian Cooperation within Top-level Research Initiative submitted. 15.03.2013
  PEEX-2 Moscow meeting Russia. 12-14.Feb.2013. 12.02.2013
  International Symposium of the Arctic Research (ISAR-3) Tokyo, Japan.14-18.Jan-2013. 14.01.2013
  PEEX-1 Kick off meeting in Helsinki, 2-4.Oct. 2012. 02.10.2012
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