International Committee on issues of Global Changes of the Geological Environment, “GEOCHANGE”

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Russian Academy of Sciences becomes co-organizer of World Forum on natural disasters in Istanbul.

Following a decision of the Board of the GEOCATACLYSM-2011 International Congress, the Russian Academy of Sciences has become an organizer of International Congress and Exhibition “Natural Cataclysms and Global Problems of the Modern Civilization - GEOCATACLYSM-2011” is planned to be held 19-21 September, 2011 in Istanbul, Turkey.

RAS Vice-President Academician N. P. Laverov has been elected Honorary Co-chair of the Congress Board.The Congress is going to be at tended by scientists, public figures and politicians from over 60 countries.

The main purpose of the Congressis to develop amechanism of cooperation of the international community during natural disasters; monitoring, forecasting and early warning of natural cataclysms; earthquake engineering and other important issues.The Congress’ agenda will include discussing ajoint action plan for the international community to effectively confront natural disasters.

During the Congress, simultaneous Russian interpretation will be provided for Russian-speaking participants.