Helsinki, Tyumen State Universities to form Arctic station

By Joseph R. Fonseca
Friday, February 12, 2016

Within the framework of the international project Reeh, Tyumen State University in cooperation with the University of Helsinki are planning to create a unique Arctic observation stations.

Arctic station of the two universities will be part of a global network of observation points, thanks to which will be able to record all occurring changes in the environment. This was stated by Professor University of Helsinki, a renowned scholar in the field of Earth Sciences Markku Kulmala at the meeting with the governor of the Tyumen region Vladimir Yakushev and guidance of a Russian university, the official portal of the government authorities of the Tyumen region.

Scientists believe in the success of a joint operation with the Tyumen researchers. "We have a lot of common interests, our project will help achieve a breakthrough in the understanding of climate processes, taking place in the world", - said Markku Kulmala. In addition, under the "Five top hundred" at Tyumen State University created Academic Department kriosofii, which should become the basis for the formation of an international institute TSU. The agreement to work within it have already given authoritative experts of Tyumen, Moscow, Novosibirsk, Tomsk, Finland, USA, Israel.

Vladimir Yakushev said that the government is seriously engaged in the field of development of high school, with one of the priorities is to support the Tyumen State University projects. "We understand that one of the main components of success is to build up the scientific base, we are very interested in working together, will render the necessary assistance to the idea became reality, because this work is very important for the Tyumen region, Russia and Finland," - said governor.

PEEX - a long-term multidisciplinary project including environmental basic research environmental, economic and technological development.

Its practical purpose is to obtain the knowledge necessary to maintain normal living conditions of people who are threatened by climate change. One of the aspects of the project - improving early warning systems for extreme weather events.

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