NEESPI Focus Research Center for Water System Studies

The Northern Eurasia Earth Science Partnership Initiative was established to develop a large-scale, interdisciplinary program of funded research aimed at developing a better understanding of the interactions between the ecosystem, atmosphere, and human dynamics in northern Eurasia in support of international science programs with particular relevance to global climate change research interests and government agency funding priorities. The long range goal is to develop a comprehensive understanding of the Northern Eurasia terrestrial ecosystem dynamics, biogeochemical cycles, surface energy and water cycles, and human activities and how they interact with and alter the biosphere, atmosphere, and hydrosphere or the Earth.

The Water Systems Analysis Group acts as one of the NEESPI Focus Research Centers for Water System Studies. The main objectives of the center are to conduct, promote, and facilitate research aimed to improve understanding and modeling of the water cycle and water management in the earth System focusing on Northern Eurasia. The following projects and activities directly contribute to NEESPI progress:

The NEESPI home page is available at NEESPI.


NEESPI Data Products:

Arctic CHAMP




GRDC Runoff Data

IAHS Metadata

Pan-Arctic Drainage System


RivDIS 1.1

STN Networks