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Pan-Eurasian EXperiment – Academic Challenge (PEEX-AC) Network

The PEEX-AC main goal is to strength international added value and prestige of the Finnish Universities educational system.

Main objectives:

  • To strength the University of Helsinki (UH) and Russian State Hydrometeorological University (RSHU) collaboration in the PEEX research and education agenda;
  • To share knowledge, experience and promote state-of-the-art research and educational tools through organization of research training Intensive Course (IC) on “Multi-Scales and -Processes Modelling and Assessment for Environmental Applications”;
  • To improve added value of research oriented education in Finnish and Russian Universities systems and boost the PEEX international collaboration.

The added value of the PEEX-AC network and IC will allow to add more strengthen horizontal collaboration among young generation of Finnish and Russian students. It will speed-up building professional contacts for students and local networks for future carrier and collaboration; additionally contributing to realization of practical themes of the PEEX agenda. Students will get a unique knowledge and experience in integrated approaches for atmospheric, climate, ecosystems, etc. processes measurements; observational and modeling systems understanding; global-regional climate changes; methodological approaches for meteorology-chemistry-aerosols-etc. measurements and modelling; atmosphere–land–ocean interactions and feedbacks; etc. These will significantly enhance on-going values received by students’ Russian and Finnish Universities curriculum and joint co-supervision of students on research projects. It will allow to educate a new generation of future professionals for multi- and interdisciplinary studies on national/ international levels.

The added value is also linked to the UH Institute for Atmospheric and Earth System Research (INAR) state-of-the-art modelling systems (EC-Earth, Enviro-HIRLAM, MALTE-Box - part of PEEX-Modelling-Platform) and flagship observation stations (SMEAR – PEEX-Observational-Platform) to be promoted and demonstrated. It will show advanced capabilities of multi-scale and -processes modelling for environmental applications and PEEX tasks. Modelling and observation results (with GIS integration for assessments) will be used in students’ research projects under joint co-supervision. UH will also benefit from exchange of knowledge regarding Russian and Finnish approaches to observational and modelling strategies. All these contributions are valuable asset for further improvement of the University curriculum from educational and research points of view. These will lead to more advanced levels and quality of taking classes/ disciplines with modern knowledge incorporated into lecture and practicum materials. Such updates are needed practical step towards a better quality University educational system.

Duration of the project: 1 Jun 2019 – 31 August 2020

Project Coordinator HEI: Prof. Tuukka Petäjä, Institute for Atmospheric and Earth System Research (INAR)/ Physics, Faculty of Science, University of Helsinki (UH), Helsinki, Finland

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Project Partner HEI: Prof. Sergey Smyshlyaev, Russian State Hydrometeorological University (RSHU), Department of Meteorology, St. Petersburg, Russia

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Funding: Finnish National Agency for Education (FIRST+ 2019-2020, Finnish-Russian Student and Teacher Mobility Programme)

See more detailed Project’s Description of Work (DoW

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