Dr Sergey R. Chalov received his M.S. and PhD in Fluvial Processes and Hydrology from Faculty of Geography of Lomonosov Moscow State University (LMSU) in 2004 and 2007, respectively. His research interests are focused on Sediment quality and quantity, Remote sensing applications for sediment transport, Fluvial processes, stream ecology and biodiversity, transboundary rivers research, Environmental risk analysis for rivers. Since 2011 he coordinates integrated catchment studies over Baikal Lake catchment implemented by Lomonosov Moscow State University under support from Russian Ministry of Education and Science, United Nations Development Program, Russian Geographical Society grants. He has a long-term experience in Arctic research, including research projects implemented at Tarfala research station of Stockholm University and Khibini research station of Lomonosov MSU. For over 15 years Sergey Chalov has been working for the field-based sediment-related projects in river systems of Russia (Kamchatka peninsula, Sakhalin island, Khibiny mountains), Sweden (Lapland) and Mongolia (Baikal Lake drainage basin).