3MUGIS summer school will include two integral parts. Five days of focused on-campus training in skills relevant to the sites visited will occur at RUDN University in Moscow city. They will be followed by an expanded two-week field tour from the Barents Sea (Terriberka village) to the Black Sea (Abrau Durso). Participants will cover over 3,000 km crossing six natural zones (subarctic, taiga, deciduous forest, forest-steppes, steppes and subtropics) from the forest-tundra of the Kola Peninsula to the subtropics of the Krasnodar Region. The main trips's goal is to explore the differences between natural and urban areas. Particular attention is paid to the analysis of the laws and properties of nature depending on the climatic region and the degree of human impact on the environment including industrial pollution, forest management, agricultural development, and urban-rural interactions.
- Urban soils and green infrastructure at each of the region will be studied in comparison to natural references.
- Each participant has the opportunity to gain competence in the field of various methods of soil analysis, temperature measurements, green parameters within collecting data, observations and analytical work.
- 3MUGIS-2020 summer school will host international groups up to 35 participants.
- 3MUGIS-2020 participants will receive 3 ECTS, recognized by educational programs worldwide.