Director, Main Geophysical Observatory (MGO) of the Russian Federal Service for Hydrometeorology and Environmental Monitoring (), (since 2007). Head of the Climate Centre (since 2012). Doctor of Physical and Mathematical Sciences (Specialty: physics of atmosphere and hydrosphere. Thesis “Study of high-latitude climate dynamics using atmosphere-ocean general circulation models”, 2006).
Scientific field: Global and regional climate 3D modelling; high-latitude climate dynamics; adaptation to climate change.
Publications: over 130. Lead Author of the 3rd, 4th, 5th and Review Editor of the 6th IPCC Assessment reports. Lead Author of the Arctic Council (ACIA-2005; SWIPA-2011, 2017) and Russian national (2008, 2014) climate assessment reports. Author and co-Editor of the “Assessment of macroeconomic impacts of climate change over the territory of Russian Federation till 2030 and beyond” (2011); Author and Editor of the “Report on climate risks over the territory of Russian Federation” (2017).
Other experience Since 2020 – member, Presidential Council for Science and Education; member, UN General Secretary’s High-Level Advisory Group on Climate Action; member, Science Council of the Russian Geographical Society. Since 2019 – member, Science Advisory Panel, World Meteorological Organization (WMO). Since 2016 – member, Adaptation Committee, UNFCCC. 2009-2018: member (2013-2016 – Vice-Chair), Joint Scientific Committee of the World Climate Research . 2006-2018: member, Scientific Advisory Committee, APCC (Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation Climate Center); 2017: co-Lead author of the Concept of the Russian National Adaptation Plan. 2007-2015: Officer, International Association of Meteorology and Atmospheric Sciences (IAMAS) of the International Union of Geodesy and Geophysics (IUGG). 2010: Coordinating Lead Author, the Draft of the Russian Comprehensive Plan of Weather and Climate Scientific Research. 2008-2009: Coordinating Lead Author, the Draft of the Climate Doctrine of Russian Federation (signed by the RF President D. Medvedev on 17 December 2009).
Government Awards: “Order of Friendship” by the President of Russian Federation (2010); Certificate of Honour by the President of Russian Federation (2021).