Organizing committee


  • A.I. Khanchuk, Academician of RAS, Scientific director of the FEB RAS, Vladivostok, Russia;
  • Prof. S. TAKAHASHI, president of Japanese Society of Snow and Ice (JSSI), Tokyo, Japan;
  • Ph.D. V. Jomelli, Director of the Research, Laboratory of the Physical Geography, CNRS and Pantheon-Sorbonne University Paris 1, Paris, France.

Deputy chairmen:

  • Ph.D. N.A. Kazakov, Director of the Sakhalin Branch of Far East Geological Institute FEB RAS, Head of the Laboratory of Avalanche and Debris Flow Processes, Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk, Russia;
  • Ph.D. S.A. Sokratov, Deputy dean for research of the Faculty of Geography of the Lomonosov Moscow State University, Moscow, Russia;
  • Prof. C. de Jong, professor of the Institute of Imagery, City and Environment Faculty of Geography and Spatial Planning of University of Strasbourg, Strasbourg, France.

Senior secretary:

  • Ph.D. E. N. Kazakova, Senior Researcher, Laboratory of Avalanche and Debris Flow Processes, Sakhalin Department of FEGI FEB RAS, Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk, Russia.

Organizing committee

  • Corresponding member of RAS O. N. Solomina, Vice-president of the International Association of Cryospheric Sciences, Director of the Institute of Geography RAS, Moscow, Russia;
  • Prof. E.E. Adams, professor of the Montana State University, Bozeman, USA;
  • Prof. G.E. Glazyrin, professor of the National University of Uzbekistan, Tashkent, Uzbekistan;
  • Prof. E.G. Kolomyc, Head of the Laboratory of Landscape Ecology, Institute of Volga Basin Ecology RAS, Pushchino, Russia;
  • Prof. N. Maeno, ex-president of the International Glaciological Society member of the board of the International Glaciological Society, professor of the Hokkaido University, Sapporo, Japan;
  • Prof. K. Nishimura, professor of the Graduate School of Environmental Studies, Nagoya University, Nagoya, Japan;
  • Dr. Sc. V. P. Blagovechshenskiy, Head of the Department of the Natural Hazards of the Institute of geography of Kazakhstan, Almaty, Kazakhstan;
  • Dr. Sc. V.R. Laperdin, Senior Researcher of the Institute of the Earth’s Crust Siberian Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Irkutsk, Russia;
  • Ph.D. (Sci) S. Fuchs, Deputy director of the Institute of Mountain Risk Engineering University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Wien, Austria;
  • Ph.D. Yu. V. Gensiorovskiy, Deputy director of the Research Center for the Study of geodynamic processes "Geodynamics", Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk, Russia;
  • Ph.D. D. McClung, Professor Emeritus of the Avalanche Engineering; Snow and Avalanche Research Department of Geography University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada;
  • Ph.D. K. Ya. Molchanov, referent of the Department for development of entrepreneurship and competition of science and innovation Ministry of economic development of Sakhalin region, scientific Secretary of the scientific expert Council of Government of the Sakhalin region, Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk, Russia;
  • Ph.D. E. Hestnes, Senior geomorphologist, Norwegian Geotechnical Institute, Oslo, Norway;
  • Ph.D. A.L. Shnyparkov, Leading Researcher, Lomonosov Moscow State University, Moscow, Russia;
  • Ph.D. S. Yamaguchi, Research Institute for Earth Science and Disaster Resilience, Nagaoka, Japan;
  • Ph.D. (Sci) A. Sato, Technical Advisor, Sekisui Plastics Co., LTD.,Tokyo, Japan.

Local organizing group:

Ph.D. V.A. Lobkina, Senior researcher; Ph.D. D.A. Bobrova, Researcher; Ph.D. Yu. A. Stepnova, Researcher; I.A. Kononov, Researcher; S.V. Rybalchenko, Junior researcher; A.A. Muzychenko, Junior researcher; V.K. Stavniychuk, Senior engineer; V.S. Pavlov, Engineer (Laboratory of Avalanche and Debris Flow Processes, Sakhalin Branch of FEGI FEB RAS); S.A. Stepaniuc, deputy. Director for Economics - Chief Accountant; T.N. Belikova, leading accountant; HE. Vladzimirskaya, Senior Economist (DVGI FEB RAS, Vladivostok).

Address, phones, Internet:

694023, Russian Federation, Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk, Gor’kogo 25, Sakhalin Department of FEGI FEB RAS
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