Celebrating 20 years of Russian-German Expeditions LENA

The joint Russian-German LENA Expeditions have been organized annually since 1998 with a geographic focus on the Lena River Delta, the New Siberian Islands and the coastal zone of the Laptev Sea. The research station on Samoylov Island was frequently used as a scientific and logistical base for field work.

For the 20th anniversary of this unique and successful bilateral research cooperation, a scientific symposium was held at the Arctic and Antarctic Research Institute (AARI) in St. Petersburg from 17 to 19 October 2018. It provided an excellent forum to present major results of the past 20 years of joint research and to discuss goals for future collaborations.

Organizers:

Arctic and Antarctic Research Institute (AARI), Sankt Petersburg

University of Hamburg, Institute of Soil Science (UHH)

Alfred Wegener Institute Helmholtz Centre for Polar and Marine Research (AWI), Bremerhaven and Potsdam

Melnikov Permafrost Institute, Siberian Branch, Russian Academy of Science (MPI SB RAS), Yakutsk

German Centre for Research and Innovation (DWIH Moscow)

Symposium Program: PDF

The anniversary was also celebrated with a festschrift summarizing the history of 20 years of Russian-German LENA Expeditions and providing colorful insights into individual expeditions and research findings. The 205-page festschrift was published in three languages (Russian, German, English) and was presented during the opening ceremony of the symposium.

Digital copies can be downloaded as pdf here:

20 лет наземных исследований в сибирской Арктике (Russian version)

Хуббертен, Х. В. and Большиянов, Д. Ю. and Григорьев, М. Н. and Гроссе, Г. and Моргенштерн, А. and Пфайффер, Е. М. and Рахольд, Ф. and Ширрмайстер, Л., eds (2018): 20 лет наземных исследований в сибирской Арктике, История экспедиций "Лена" / Х. Хуббертен , Д. Большиянов , М. Григорьев , Г. Гроссе , А. Моргенштерн , Е. Пфайффер , Ф. Рахольд and Л. Ширрмайстер (editors) , Герма́ния, Институт полярных и морских исследований им. Альфреда Вегенера, 205 p., ISBN: 978-3-88808-715-8 .

http://epic.awi.de/48551

20 Jahre terrestrische Forschung in der sibirischen Arktis (German version)

Hubberten, Hans-Wolfgang and Bolshiyanov, Dimitry Y. and Grigoriev, Mikhail N. and Grosse, Guido and Morgenstern, Anne and Pfeiffer, Eva-Maria and Rachold, Volker and Schirrmeister, Lutz, eds (2018): 20 Jahre terrestrische Forschung in der sibirischen Arktis, Die Geschichte der Lena-Expeditionen / H. Hubberten , D. Bolshiyanov , M. Grigoriev , G. Grosse , A. Morgenstern , E. Pfeiffer , V. Rachold and L. Schirrmeister (editors) , Deutschland, Alfred-Wegener-Institut Helmholtz-Zentrum für Polar- und Meeresforschung, 205 p., ISBN: 978-3-88808-716-5 .

http://epic.awi.de/48549

20 Years of Terrestrial Research in the Siberian Arctic (English version)

Hubberten, Hans-Wolfgang and Bolshiyanov, Dimitry Y. and Grigoriev, Mikhail N. and Grosse, Guido and Morgenstern, Anne and Pfeiffer, Eva-Maria and Rachold, Volker and Schirrmeister, Lutz, eds (2018): 20 Years of Terrestrial Research in the Siberian Arctic, The History oft he Lena Expeditions / H. Hubberten , D. Bolshiyanov , M. Grigoriev , G. Grosse , A. Morgenstern , E. Pfeiffer , V. Rachold and L. Schirrmeister (editors) , Germany, Alfred Wegener Institute Helmholtz Centre for Polar and Marine Research, 205 p., ISBN: 978-3-88808-714-1 .

http://epic.awi.de/48550