NOVEMBER 1-4, SALEKHARD, the II International Workshop of the Siberian Environmental Change Network (SecNet) "Siberia in a Global Context. Winter Weather and Climate Extremes: Prediction and Adaptation" will bring together leading researchers and indigenous representatives to discuss the outcomes of interdisciplinary research and to exchange information on extreme weather events and their impact on nature and society to develop adaptation strategies.
The Workshop is organized by Tomsk State University together with the Government of Yamal-Nenets Autonomous Okrug and with the support of UK SIN Russia and the UK Embassy in Russia (Moscow).
The Program includes a presentation of SecNet and INTERACT network, discussion of environmental issues in working groups, and a plenary session that will focus on the role of research stations and SecNet academic networks in the interaction among researchers, decision-makers, and local communities, as well as in development and implementation of regional scientific development strategies.
The main outcome of the Workshop will be a "guidebook" with best practices for establishing a dialogue between researchers and local peoples.
SecNet is an open community of universities, research institutes and other organisations, teams and individuals that are united by a common goal to support sustainable development of the North, including the Arctic, by accumulating experience and knowledge on Siberian environments and society to understand and predict societally important changes so that negative anthropogenic consequences can be minimised.