21ST Northern Research Basins Symposium and Workshop “Cold-region hydrology in non-stationary world” Yakutsk, Russia, August 6-12, 2017

21st NRB symposium and workshop will be held in the Republic of Sakha (Yakutia), Russia. This largest region of Russia (total area 3.1 mln km²) is located in the north-eastern part of the Eurasian continent. More than 40% of its territory is within the Arctic Circle. Yakutsk is the oldest (almost 400 years), largest (300 000 inhabitants) and coldest (average January temperature -39°C) city built in continuous permafrost. Yakutsk is built as the port at the Lena River, the tenth largest river in the world.

 

Climate and landscape changes are causing the transformation of hydrological cycle in Arctic regions, with major impacts on society. 21st NRB workshop will address the issues of hydrological research in cold regions, both in fundamental scientific and applied aspects, including the studies of snow, glaciers, permafrost, frozen ground, groundwater, seasonally frozen rivers and lakes.

 

As the Symposium is organized jointly by two leading Research Institutes of Russian Academy of Science – Institute of Water Problems and Melnikov Permafrost Institute, particularly the contributions on following research topics are welcome:

  • Observational evidences of change in coupled permafrost-hydrology system
  • Present state and future projections of local, regional and pan-Arctic hydrology
  • Modelling studies representing landscape evolution, dynamics of water storages and permafrost degradation
  • Impacts of permafrost hydrology changes on local communities”.
Important dates

Organizers

Water Problems Institute, Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow

Melnikov Permafrost Institute, Siberian Branch of Russian Academy of Sciences, Yakutsk

 

Chief delegates

Canada: Dr. Richard Janowicz, Yukon Department of Environment
Denmark: Dr. Birger Hansen, University of Copenhagen
Finland: Johanna Korhonen, Finnish Environment Institute
Iceland: Árni Snorrason, Icelandic Meteorological Office
Norway: Dr. Oddbjorn Bruland, NTNU
Russian Federation: Dr. Mikhail Bolgov, Water Problems Institute, RAS
Sweden: Dr. David Gustafsson, Swedish Meteorological and Hydrological Institute
United States: Dr. Sveta Stuefer, University of Alaska Fairbanks

 

Scientific committee

Dr. Mikhail Bolgov, Water Problems Institute, RAS, Russia
Dr. Oddbjorn Bruland, NTNU, Norway
Dr. Nikolay Filatov, Northern Water Problems Institute, RAS, Russia 
Dr. David Gustafsson, Swedish Meteorological and Hydrological Institute, Sweden
Dr. Birger Hansen, University of Copenhagen, Denmark
Dr. Richard Janowicz, Yukon Department of Environment, Canada
Johanna Korhonen, Finnish Environment Institute, Finland
Dr. Olga Makarieva, Melnikov Permafrost Institute, SB RAS, Russia
Dr. Viktor Shepelev, Melnikov Permafrost Institute, SB RAS, Russia
Árni Snorrason, Icelandic Meteorological Office, Iceland
Dr. Sveta Stuefer, University of Alaska Fairbanks, United States
Dr. Vladimir Zuev, Institute of Monitoring of Climatic and Ecological Systems, SB RAS, Russia

 

Local organizing committee

Chair: Dr. Mikhail Bolgov, Water Problems Institute, RAS, Russia
Liudmila Lebedeva, Melnikov Permafrost Institute, SB RAS, Russia
Dr. Olga Makarieva, Melnikov Permafrost Institute, SB RAS, Russia
Dr. Nadezhda Pavlova, Melnikov Permafrost Institute, SB RAS, Russia
Dr. Viktor Shepelev, Melnikov Permafrost Institute, SB RAS, Russia