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2nd Asia CryoNet Meeting

2-5 February 2016, Salekhard, Russia

The 2nd Asia CryoNet meeting was held in Salekhard, Russia, in western Siberia, 2-5 February 2016. The workshop was organized jointly by the Arctic and Antarctic Research Institute (AARI) of Roshydromet and the Administration of the Yamal-Nenets Autonomous Okrug (YaNAO). There were three days of plenary meetings in the YaNAO Administration building and one day of field training on Ob River.

The main objective of the workshop was to develop practical aspects of the implementation of CryoNet in Asia (WMO Regional Association II) based on the decisions of the Seventeenth World Meteorological Congress (25 May – 12 June 2015) and the GCW Implementation Plan. This includes, among others, (a) identifying new stations/sites that could become CryoNet or contributing sites in both terrestrial and marine environments in Asia; (b) reviewing existing observing practices for cryospheric observations and examining advances in measurement techniques; and (c) discussing data policies. Participating countries, and the location of Salekhard, are shown on the map below (click to enlarge).

Left: Group photo. Right: Logo for the meeting.