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APPENDIX A
SCIENTIFIC COUNCIL ON ECOLOGICAL PROBLEMS AND EMERGENCY EVENTS

A.P.Belousova

The Scientific Council on Ecological Problems and Emergency Events (hereinafter called the Council) was established for general coordination and further development of basic and applied research activities of the Russian Academy of Sciences in ecology, environmental protection, and emergency events (natural and man-made catastrophic processes). The Council is a coordination and consultative unit working on a voluntary basis and attached to the Presidium of the Russian Academy of Sciences.

The Council works in cooperation with the government and with other institutions of Russia, foreign countries, and international organizations dealing with scientific research in ecology, environmental protection, and emergency events.

The main purposes of the Council are the following:

  1. The general coordination of research carried out by the Russian Academy of Sciences on ecology, environmental protection, and emergency events.

  2. Development of an electronic library based on research materials of the institutes of the Russian Academy of Sciences on ecology, environmental protection, and emergency events. The library should be of interest to users of Russian information networks and for connection to the Internet.

  3. Analysis and synthesis of research results obtained by institutions of the Russian Academy of Sciences on environmental protection and natural and man-made catastrophic events.

  4. Preparation of proposals and recommendations for the Presidium of the Russian Academy of Sciences concerning problems of ecology, environmental protection, and emergency events.



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The Role of Environmental NGOs: Russian Challenges American Lessons - Proceedings of a Workshop APPENDIX A SCIENTIFIC COUNCIL ON ECOLOGICAL PROBLEMS AND EMERGENCY EVENTS A.P.Belousova The Scientific Council on Ecological Problems and Emergency Events (hereinafter called the Council) was established for general coordination and further development of basic and applied research activities of the Russian Academy of Sciences in ecology, environmental protection, and emergency events (natural and man-made catastrophic processes). The Council is a coordination and consultative unit working on a voluntary basis and attached to the Presidium of the Russian Academy of Sciences. The Council works in cooperation with the government and with other institutions of Russia, foreign countries, and international organizations dealing with scientific research in ecology, environmental protection, and emergency events. The main purposes of the Council are the following: The general coordination of research carried out by the Russian Academy of Sciences on ecology, environmental protection, and emergency events. Development of an electronic library based on research materials of the institutes of the Russian Academy of Sciences on ecology, environmental protection, and emergency events. The library should be of interest to users of Russian information networks and for connection to the Internet. Analysis and synthesis of research results obtained by institutions of the Russian Academy of Sciences on environmental protection and natural and man-made catastrophic events. Preparation of proposals and recommendations for the Presidium of the Russian Academy of Sciences concerning problems of ecology, environmental protection, and emergency events.

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The Role of Environmental NGOs: Russian Challenges American Lessons - Proceedings of a Workshop Preparation of materials concerning problems of ecology, environmental protection, and emergency events according to the needs of state agencies addressed to the Russian Academy of Sciences. Promotion of ecological research including interdisciplinary research in the institutions of the Russian Academy of Sciences. Promotion of ecological examination of projects and facilities of the state involving scientific institutions of the Russian Academy of Sciences. Promotion of links of the scientific institutions of the Russian Academy of Sciences with governmental bodies, Russian ecological organizations, including public ones, and foreign organizations dealing with problems of ecology, environmental protection, and emergency events. Promotion of links of the scientific institutions of the Russian Academy of Sciences, dealing with problems of ecology, environmental protection, and emergency events with the Russian and foreign mass media. Participation in the organization of scientific meetings on the problems of ecology, environmental protection, and emergency events. Cooperation with international scientific organizations, foreign scientific institutions, and individual foreign scientists on problems of the Council. Promotion of joint activity of scientists from different departments by establishing interdepartmental and international research groups in ecology, environmental protection, and emergency events. STAFF AND STRUCTURE OF THE COUNCIL The main structural units of the Council are: The Bureau of the Council. Regional divisions of the Council on the problems of ecology, environmental protection, and emergency events in the Far East, Siberia, the Urals, and the European part of Russia. Sections on the following problems: catastrophic processes, ecological problems of the atmosphere, ecology and wildlife conservation, ecology of continental waters of Russia, ecology of the world ocean, ecology of the lithosphere and underground waters, information support for ecological research, ecological problems of education, interaction with nongovernmental and international ecological organizations, social and economic problems of ecology, and methods and technologies of ecological research. The Chairman of the Council is Academician N. P. Laverov, vice president of the Russian Academy of Sciences. The Chief Scientific Secretary of the Council on Ecological Problems and Emergency Events is Dr. A. P. Belousova.

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The Role of Environmental NGOs: Russian Challenges American Lessons - Proceedings of a Workshop Contact address: Room 95–96, Building 2, Vavilov Street, 44, Moscow, Russia, 117333 Tel. (095) 135 40 00. Fax: (095) 134 75 68 E-mail: anabel@aqua.laser.ru

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