NEW! UCAWS-2022 successfully started today at 10:00 – We received 85 applications from 15 countries

Program is available HERE

Lecture of Prof.Esau "Surface UHI research in Arctic" will take place 17/01/2022 at 18:00 Moscow time

We are pleased to announce the International Online Training School for young scientists “Urban Climate and Air Quality Winter School (UCAWS-2022)” which experimentally will be based at the Kola Peninsula, Murmansk region, Russia during 17-23 January 2022.

The conference is co-organized by:

  • Faculty of Geography, Lomonosov Moscow State University (MSU)
  • Kola Science Center RAS (KSC RAS)
  • Research Institute of Ecology and Natural Resource Management (Tyumen State University)
  • Pan-Euroasian Experiment
  • Smart Urban Nature (SUN) Laboratory of RUDN
  • Russian Geographical Society (RGO)

  We would like to invite you to register for our Training School especially if you are a Master /PhD student or a young scientist under 40 years old. UCAWS will have a focus on research in the field of Urban climate, Urban Air Quality, Social Urban Studies, Urban Ecology associated with the Arctic region.

Tentative topics of UCAWS-2022


  • Climate change in Arctic region
  • Urban climate research in Arctic cities
  • Urban ecology in the Arctic
  • Economic and social problems of the urbanized regions of the Arctic
  • Arctic climate change and cryosphere
  • Air Quality in Arctic region
  • Changing environment and infectious diseases in the Arctic
  • ...

Practical exercises:

  • Linux-based applications and technologies for Earth Sciences
  • Using Matlab in Atmospheric Sciences
  • Using Python in Atmospheric Sciences
  • Using R in Atmospheric Sciences
  • Using Thermal comfort applications for urbanized regions
  • WRF modeling system for Arctic regions
  • ...

The Training School program will be complemented by the lectures of senior scientists and experts in the field of Arctic research.
In December 2021 we decided that UCAWS-2022 would take place entirely online for participants due to the continuing risks posed by the coronavirus pandemic and the resulting restrictions on international travel. However, organizers will chair Training Course directly from the Kola Peninsula. It will help to demonstrate some measurement methods in real arctic conditions.

Due to the experimental status of UCAWS-2022 no registration fee is required if you are selected as a trainee. The official language of the winter school is English

Important dates:

12 January – Tentative program of UCAWS-2022 will be published online

15 January – Successful candidates will be contacted via e-mail

17-23 January – Online training course UCAWS-2022

13 January 23:59 UTC+3 (Moscow time) – Deadline for applications


UCAWS-2022 event is performing according to the Development program of
the Interdisciplinary Scientific and Educational School of M.V.Lomonosov Moscow State University
Future Planet and Global Environmental Change

For any questions, please get in touch with the Organizing Committee at


More information coming soon!

Contact -mail of Organizing Committee: