National Academy of Sciences of Belarus


Center for Climate Research established at NAS of Belarus

The Center for Climate Research was established at the NAS of Belarus. This decision was made by the Bureau of the NASB Presidium 10 March 2017.

The new structure, which is being created at the Institute for Nature Management of the National Academy of Sciences of Belarus, will carry out research on a number of important areas: the study of global and regional climate and its changes under the influence of natural and anthropogenic factors, scientific support for international obligations in climatology, the development of physical foundations of ultra-long-range weather forecasts and forecasts (scenarios) of climate changes, including projection of extreme climate events (droughts, floods, severe and warm winters, etc.).

As it was noted at the meeting of the Bureau of the Presidium, the farms of the Republic suffer significant damage annually due to adverse weather conditions and climate change. Therefore, one of the main directions of the Center for Climate Research will be the assessment the impact of climate change on climatically dependent sectors of the economy and the development of recommendations for their adaptation. "Today, scientists should carry out in-depth research in climatology in the context of the world's most important achievements and research in order to promptly make recommendations to various sectors of the country's economy", the Chairman of the Presidium of the NAS of Belarus Vladimir Gusakov said.

Among the activities of the Center, which will work in close cooperation with scientific organizations and centers of the National Academy of Sciences of Belarus , is the development of reference materials and regulatory documents in the field of agricultural and construction climatology of recreation, tourism, and air protection from pollution (jointly with the Republican bodies of state administration). Studies of changes in the atmosphere, hydrosphere, cryosphere and biosphere of the polar latitudes of East Antarctica to improve existing models of global and regional changes will be carry out together with the Republican Centre for Polar Research.

The Scientific Director of the Centre for Climate Research is famous climatologist, chief scientist at the Institute for Nature Management of the NAS of Belarus, academician Vladimir Loginov.