UNESCO Chair of YSU won a grant from the Government of the Tyumen region
The main goal of the project is to create scientific, infrastructural and educational potential as part of the West Siberian REC for the implementation of world-class scientific research in the field of studying the mechanisms of modern natural and climatic changes and putting their results into practice. For this purpose, greenhouse gas monitoring systems of the EddyCovariance station will be installed at the Mukhrino field station. Thus, the scientific field station of the university will become a center of attraction for foreign scientists and a communication platform for scientific communities.

Scientists will observe wastewater, vegetation, soil and weather changes. All this will help to create a model for the interaction of terrestrial ecosystems with the atmosphere. The research will be carried out for 5 years, and as a result, a computer model will be created to calculate the balance of substances in the atmosphere. This model will allow a deeper understanding of the physical processes in the atmosphere and predict the direction of climate change across the planet.

“This is a great opportunity for students to be engaged in international environmental research in their home university,” commented Evgeny Zarov, a researcher at the laboratory of the UNESCO Chair. - Students of any field of study can take part in this project, the main thing is to have a desire to be engaged in the scientific field research.

Note that the duration of the project is 5 years, and the total amount of grant is 150 million rubles. The project leader is Timo Vesala, professor from the University of Helsinki.

The project includes 23 scientists (among them 6 students of YuSU and Tyumen State University and 11 early career researchers) from Yugra State University, Institute of Atmospheric Physics named after A.N. Obukhov, Institute of Forest Science RAS, Tyumen State University.