date: Tue Oct 3 11:29:10 2000
from: Phil Jones <p.jonesatXYZxyz.ac.uk>
subject: Re: Scientific data on climate change indicators fron Lake Baikal,
to: Raj Verma <Raj.VermaatXYZxyzl.fco.gov.uk>
CRU/UEA would be interested, but only if the data referred to are
climatic (ie temperature and precipitation etc). Can you or Eugene
send me some more information.
At 04:33 PM 9/28/00 +0100, you wrote:
>Dear Dr. Jones
>Your name has been referred to me by Dr. Geoff Jenkins of the Hadley Centre.
>I am on a short secondment to this office from an organisation called LEAD
>(Leadership for Environment and Development) that is part of the Rockefeller
>Foundation. More can be learned about LEAD from their website
>http://www.lead.org if you wish.
>One of the items on my work plan whilst here is to create a tie up between
>the FCO and LEADnet, which is a network of over 1000 professionals in 50
>countries working in the fields of environment and sustainable development.
>In the process of doing so, I recieved this email from a LEAD colleague in
>Russia which I reproduce below.
>I'm Eugene Zilov, 3 Cohort LEAD Fellow. As I understood EPD is, among other
>issues, concerned with Climate Change.
>You see, we, in Siberia, has a long-term data on the state of Lake Baikal
>ecosystem. The observations (every ten days samplings and every year
>expeditions) are fulfilled since 1946. I thing the data can be used for
>decision - is Climate Changing or not? Now, financial shortcuts make
>ourselves ability to work with such data practically impossible. May be you
>know some agencies, or institutions which are interested in joint
>exploitation of our data.
>If so, please answer me. We have found some interest in ILEC (International
>Lake Ecosystem Conservation) and in Danish Ministry for Environment, but
>they have not enough financial possibilities. It will be very sad if this
>data base will be lost for science and society.
>Eugene A. Silow
>Scientific Research Institute of Biology
>P.O.Box 24, Irkutsk-3, 664003, Russia
>Fax: +7(395)2 34 52 07
>I was wondering if the University of East Anglia would be interested in
>jointly exploring this data with the SRIB. I am copying this to my
>colleague, Eugene, so that you can take up the matter directly with him, as
>the details seem a bit sketchy at present.
>I look forward to your response.
>With kind regards
>Environment Policy Department
>Foreign and Commonwealth Office
>King Charles Street
>London SW1A 2AH
>Tel: 020 7 270 2718