The Pan Eurasian Experiment (PEEX) contributes to Finland’s Centres of Excellence in Research (FCoE), which are the flagships of Finnish science policy
PEEX is a multidisciplinary climate change, air quality, environment and research infrastructure programme focused on the northern Eurasian regions, particularly the Arctic and boreal regions.
It is a bottom up initiative by several European, Russian and Chinese research organisations and institutions. PEEX is open for new institutes to join in.
FCoEs are granted by the Academy of Finland and are intended for the research teams and their consortia to carry out research at the highest level.
The FCoE in physics, chemistry, biology and meteorology of atmospheric composition and climate change originates from the early 1980s, when scientists from the Department of Physics and Department of Forest Ecology at the University of Helsinki created a multidisciplinary team and started to unravel questions related to biosphere-atmosphere interactions.
The Centre of Excellence in Atmospheric Science – From Molecular and Biological processes to the Global Climate (ATM) originates from early 1980’s, when scientists from the Department of Physics and the Department of Forest Ecology at the University of Helsinki created a multidisciplinary team and started to unravel questions related to biosphere-atmosphere interactions.
The PEEX programme and research agenda
The PEEX programme agenda is divided into four focus areas:
- Research agenda,
- Impact on society, and
- Knowledge Transfer (PEEX Science Plan).
Aims of PEEX research agenda:
- To understand the Earth system and the influence of environmental and societal changes in pristine and industrialised Pan-Eurasian environments (system understanding).
- To determine the processes relevant to climate change, demographic development and use of energy resources in the Arctic-boreal regions (process understanding).
Our main objective is to reduce the scientific uncertainties related to climate change at global scale by quantifying the essential feedback mechanisms between the atmospheric processes and changing functioning of biosphere.