Photo: Svetlana PAVLOVA / NEFU Newsroom
Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology (JAMSTEC) researchers have taken part in a Cold Lands interdisciplinary workshop. Researchers Rikie Suzuki and Hisashi Sato told NEFU students and postgraduates about Eastern Siberian ecosystems at global warming.
“The workshop is aimed at establishing a science dialogue with Japanese partners on environmental issues and climatology of the North. Significantly, North-Eastern Federal University strengthens cooperation with Japanese universities and research institutes. For example, successful implementation of joint expert preparation program with Hokkaido University - RJE3, allowed over 30 students, masters and lecturers to retrain at the Hokkaido University", said Mikhail Prisyazhny, the workshop chair and NEFU Pro-rector for Natural Sciences and International Cooperation.
Rikie Suzuki and Hisashi Sato, the leading researchers of the agency, have dedicated their lectures to importance of Eastern Siberia ecosystems at global warming, necessity of monitoring and coordination of common efforts for preservation of biodiversity and problems of global warming. The workshop was held with financial support from NEFU Endowment Fund.
The next session will be held during the General Assembly of the Northern Forum, with participation of American researchers from the University of Alaska (Fairbanks). Geology Professor Mr. John Eichelberger and History Professor Terrence Cole will give lectures.
Cold Lands workshop is an international interdisciplinary workshop of Northern and Arctic researchers, held since 2008 by the Department of Northern Studies. 19 sessions in total were held with participation of leading researchers from Canada, Finland, Norway, United States and Russia.