Vision and objectives
PEEX "PanEurasian Experiment" 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. The overall goal of PEEX is to solve interlinked global challenges like climate change, air quality, biodiversity loss, chemicalisation, food supply, energy production and fresh water in integrative way recognizing the increasing role of the arctic and northern boreal forests in the context of global change.
- Focus-1: PEEX research agenda: to understand and quantify biogeochemical cycles, land use change, biosphere/cryosphere - atmosphere interactions, atmospheric and ecological processes and their relations and interlinks to e.g. energy production, natural resources, transport and urbanization in various Pan-Eurasian environments,
- Focus-2: PEEX Infrastructures: will establish a sustain, long-term Pan Eurasian research infrastructure particularly comprehensive research stations (SMEAR II type) including development of new instruments and harmonized data products to be implemented to the models of appropriate spatial and temporal scales and topical focus.
- Focus-3: PEEX Society dimension: PEEX will deliver climate scenarios in Pan Eurasion context and analyze the air quality interactions and human interactions. Furthermore, it will assess the natural hazards (floods, forest fires, droughts) under cryopshere change in PEEX domain and provide a mitigation plans for sustainable land use, health and energy production.
- Focus-4: Knowledge Transfer: promote the exploitation of PEEX scientific out and assessment to policy making, come education of next generation environment experts and scientists and increase public awareness of the climate change impacts in Pan Eurasian region.