Dr Erkin Isaev is a Research Fellow at the University of Central Asia’s Mountain Societies Research Institute. He defended his PhD in meteorology, agrometeorology, and climatology in 2017 at the Russian State Hydrometeorological University (RSHU), St. Petersburg, Russian Federation. Dr Erkin has been awarded various scholarships to pursue his higher studies from the President of Kyrgyzstan, scientific scholarship of the RSHU, and the UN World Meteorological Organization.
In 2018-2019, Dr Erkin worked as an engineer and as a chief specialist in agrometeorology at the Agency for Hydrometeorology under the Ministry of Emergency Situations of the Kyrgyz Republic (Kyrgyzhydromet). In 2020-2021, he led the Scientific Research and Numerical Modeling Department. In 2017-2019, Dr Erkin was a Member of the Governmental Council for Science, Innovation and New Technologies under the Prime Minister of the Kyrgyz Republic.
Dr Erkin worked as a consultant at the World Bank, UN Food and Agricultural Organisation, and UN Agency for Modernization and Development and Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific. Erkin’s research interests include remote sensing (spatial analysis, numerical modelling, satellite analysis), natural resources (physical geography, vegetation mapping, meteorology, regional modelling, weather research and forecasting model, boundary meteorology, landslides and other natural phenomena); hydrodynamic atmosphere models (WRF,COSMO), data assimilation; the dynamics and physics of the atmosphere, on numerical methods, air pollution, statistics concepts and methodologies, modelling and predictive analysis using ML.