The Pan-Eurasian Experiment (PEEX) program
|Theme||1. Environmental protection|
|Session Name||1.4 Sustainable development of the Arctic - boreal regions|
|Author(s)||Hanna Lappalainen (Institute for Atmospheric and Earth System Research, Finland), Tuukka Petaja (Institute for Atmospheric and Earth System Research, Finland), Pavel Konstantinov (Moscow State University, Russian Federation), Sergey Chalov (Moscow State University, Russian Federation), Timo Vihma (Finnish Meteorologcial Institute, Finland)|
The Pan-Eurasian Experiment (PEEX) program was initiated as a bottom-up approach by the researchers coming from Finland and Russia in October 2012. The PEEX China kick off meeting was held in November 2013. During its five years in operation, the program has established a governance structure and delivered a science plan for the Northern Eurasian region. PEEX has also introduced a concept design for a modelling platform and ground-based in situ observation systems for detecting land-atmosphere and ocean-atmosphere interactions. Today, PEEX has an extensive researcher’s network representing research communities coming from the Nordic countries, Russia and China. PEEX is currently carrying out its research activities on a project basis and promoting the SMEAR (Stations Measuring the Earth Surface Atmosphere Interactions) concept in Russia and China. The near-future challenge in implementing the PEEX research agenda is to achieve a successful integration and identification of the methodological approaches of the socio-economic research to environmental sciences and release the 1st scientific overview of the PEEX region. Here we give insight into these issues and provide an overview on the main tasks for the upcoming years.