Hydrometeorological Center of Russia and Russian State University of Oil and Gas. THEM. Gubkin announced the creation of the Scientific and Educational Weather and Climate Center. About it informs Interfax.
As the scientific director of the Hydrometeorological Center of Russia Roman Vilfand told the agency, the center will deal with the optimization of the fuel and energy complex in a changing climate. Third-party specialists will be involved in the work.
The decision to create a scientific and educational weather and climate center was made on the eve of the opening of the 26th conference of the parties to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change in Glasgow, Scotland.
According to Wilfand, the creation of a weather and climate center is an urgent task, since the problem of global warming, as is commonly believed in the world scientific community, is associated with anthropogenic activity. Russia is the largest country producing and exporting hydrocarbon raw materials, therefore, our fuel and energy complex needs to form its own scientific and practical approaches related to weather dynamics and climate change.
“For us, this work is not momentary, we have been dealing with these issues for a long time, but the time has come to create a scientific basis for the formation of Russia’s position on international platforms in relation to the climate agenda. We are very pleased to cooperate with the Hydrometeorological Center of Russia – this is an urgent need today, ”noted the rector of the Russian State University of Oil and Gas named after I.M. Gubkina Victor Martynov.