Conferences Information
  1. International Workshop: "Environmental Management in the Baltic Region"
  2. International Workshop: "Key Problems of Global Ecology and Requirements to Observation"
  3. International Workshop: "Ecological Problems of Large Metropolitan Areas: Key Indicators, Modeling and Decision-Making"
  4. INDEX97 Conference
  5. INDEX98 Workshop
  6. VII INTECOL Symposia "Environmental Indices: Theoretical Background and Systems Analysis Approach"
  7. INDEX99 Conference
  8. INDEX2000 Workshop
  9. Regional GOFC Workshop
  10. 2nd ANNOUNCEMENT INDEX2001 Congress
  11. First Announcement International Conference - RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT CHALLENGES OF LAND RECLAMATION;
  12. International Workshop: NATO/CCMS Pilot Study on the Use of Landscape Sciences for Environmental Assessment
  13. UNSOLVED PROBLEMS OF CLIMATOLOGY
  14. International Conference: MATHEMATICAL MODELS AND INFORMATION TECHNOLOGIES IN AGRICULTURAL BIOLOGY

Conferences organized by Center INENCO for the last years:

1. International Workshop: "Environmental Management in the Baltic Region"
Leningrad, USSR, November 21-24, 1989.
Five sessions were the focal point of the Workshop:
Session 1. " Environmental Problems and Socio-Economic Processes in the Baltic Region"
Session 2. "Monitoring Needs and Conditions"
Session 3. "Scientific Knowledge, Decision-Making and Public Acceptance"
Session 4. "Systems Analysis and Modeling"
Session 5. " Low Waste Territories: Approaches and Perspectives"

You can order the Workshop Proceedings for $20 via e-mail malkina@mail.admiral.ru

 

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2. International Workshop: "Key Problems of Global Ecology and Requirements to Observation"
Leningrad, USSR, November 19-24, 1990.
Five sessions were the focal point of the Workshop:
Session 1. "Key Problems of Global and Regional Ecology: Scientific, Social, Economic and Political Aspects"
Session 2. " Global and Regional Ecology Impact Assessment"
Session 3. " Data Collection and Analysis: Global and Regional Aspects"
Session 4. " Priority Issues in Global and Regional Ecology Modeling"
Session 5. " Global Ecology Safety: Proposals for Future Research and Development, Global Change Regional Centers".

You can order the Workshop Proceedings for $20 via e-mail malkina@mail.admiral.ru
 

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3. International Workshop: "Ecological Problems of Large Metropolitan Areas: Key Indicators, Modeling and Decision-Making"
St.Petersburg, Russia, February 17-21, 1992.
Four sessions were the focal point of the Workshop:
Session 1. "Problems of Sampling and Monitoring, Including Remote Sensing"
Session 2. "Modeling and Interpretation of the Results"
Session 3. " Key Indicators of Urban Environment and Health Quality"
Session 4. " Information Systematization and Database Management"

You can order the Workshop Proceedings for $20 via e-mail malkina@mail.admiral.ru

 

 

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4. INDEX97 Conference

The 1st International Conference INDEX97 "Environmental Indices: Systems Analysis Approach" was organized by the Center for International Environmental Cooperation (INENCO) of Russian Academy of Sciences and sponsored by the Encyclopedia of Life Support Systems (EOLSS) and Russian Fund for Basic Research (RFBR).

Two main subjects were the focal point of the Conference. The first objective was to discuss the possible ways of harmonization of national efforts in the field of environmental indicators. Since the indicators can be powerful tools in guiding data and information collection processes, harmonization of their development at the international level will provide in more focused and cost effective global monitoring and observing systems.

The second objective was to examine the existing methods of indicator aggregation into highly-integrated indices, including systems analysis, statistics, conceptual and computer models, as well as other methods. It needs to be emphasized that this aspect of environmental indicators/indices theory is less developed then any other relevant issues and it needs serious efforts to bridge the gaps.

The main sections of the Conference were "Modeling and Monitoring", "Environmental Media Indicators", "Social and Economical Issues", and "Sustainable Development".

The Conference Proceedings were published by the EOLSS Publishers Co. Ltd., Oxford, UK under the title

Advances in Sustainable Development
ENVIRONMENIAL INDICES
Systems Analysis Approach

Editors: YURI A. PYKH, D. ERIC HYATT, and ROMAN J.M. LENZ
This book is the first in the series 'Advances in Sustainable Development' launched by EOLSS Publishers Co. Under the capable editorship of Yuri A. Pykh, D. Eric Hyatt and Roman J.M. Lenz this important new book is the outcome of the International Conference INDEX97 held in St. Petersburg, Russia.

The scale and diversity of environmental problems facing humanity today is unprecedented. It is evident that human activity impacts on the environment in no less damaging a way than millions of years of evolution prior to the era of homo sap/ens. . . . Climate change, loss of biodiversity, pollution of rivers and seas - all of these are becoming the problems of global sounding and their aggregated impact can destroy the natural resources of our planet.
            Extract from the Foreword by V.E. Fortov, Minister of Science and Technologies of the             Russian Federation

Concerned organizations in many different countries now understand that new
techniques are needed to analyze information, and the use of environmental indices is becoming widely accepted. They can be used to forecast emerging environmental problems, assess ecosystems status and trends, and help regulate international environmental relations. Before an internationally accepted system of environmental indices can be put in place, the joint efforts of experts from all branches of science are required.
Environmental Indices: Systems Analysis Approach examines the theoretical development of environmental indices and their practical application, indicators can be powerful tools in guiding data and information collection processes, and careful development will lead to more focused and cost-effective global monitoring and observing systems at international level.
The authorship is drawn from a group of internationally distinguished scientists and researchers who are actively working towards a comprehensive set of tools and protocols such as simulation models, fuzzy clustering analysis and GIS methodologies that will lead to the development of meaningful environmental indices.
This book will be a vital reference work for students, teachers and researchers, together with policy makers, planners and all professionals involved in development programs.

680 pp.   Price: £99-95
Environmental Indices: Systems Analysis Approach   ISBN 0 9534944 0 3

Book contents

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5. INDEX98 Workshop

Workshop INDEX98 "Environmental Indicators and Indices" was an offspring of INDEX97 Conference on environmental indicators and indices and took place in Nature Parc Soelk Valleys, Styria, Austria, July 10-14, 1998. The goal of the workshop was to identify general principles for good quality of indicators and indices, which can either be used to enhance quality and accessibility of existing indicator sets or in the delineation of new indicators and indices, especially for sustainable development.

The main themes of the Workshop were:

INDEX-98 Workshop analyzed and discussed state-of-the-art of environmental
indicators/indices in its whole range - from ecological systems` indicators
to possible indicators and indices for decision making within the framework
of the topics:

  • environmental media and ecosystem indicators and methods of aggregation,
  • application of system analysis methods in the design of a set of indices, and
  • application of environmental statistics and data analysis to the formation of environmental indices.

Submissions and the results of the working groups were published as a special issue of the Journal of Ecological Modeling.
The copy of the journal can be ordered on-line
via www.elsevier.com/homepage/guestbook/?form=order.

Special issue contents

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6. VII INTECOL Symposia "Environmental Indices: Theoretical Background and Systems Analysis Approach"

The Symposia "Environmental Indices: Theoretical Background and Systems Analysis Approach" was organized by Center INENCO within the framework of VII INTECOL Congress that took place on July 19-25, 1998 in Florence Italy. The Symposia was convened by Prof. Irina Malkina-Pykh (Center INENCO, Russia), Prof. Yuri A. Pykh ( Center INENCO, Russia) and Prof. Roman J.M. Lenz (Institute for Applied Research, FH Nürtingen, Germany).

The need for a simple and general overview of the state of the environment and its change over time has led to work on environmental indicators and indices in several countries and international organizations.

The development of environmental indicators and indices for the analysis of the environmental change needs tools that can evaluate interactions between, and cumulative impacts on environmental media and resources at the same time. Investigations of environmental change requires analysis of processes involved on a detailed level that can predict environmental response over a wide range of spatial and temporal scales, as well as the capacity to translate those predictions into a format from which people can make decisions.

Thus, it is evident that the development of environmental indicators/indices should be combined with or based on systems analysis approach and formal, dynamic modeling. The co-evolution of indices and models will not only help to identify trouble spots in the systems focused on, but can help to gauge extent and intensity, and timely proper corrective actions. The approach proposed within the framework of the INTECOL Symposia "Environmental Indices: Theoretical Background and Systems Analysis Approach" is linking and reflecting the pressure-state-impact-response framework of indicators with a systems analysis approach in order to construct purposeful, credible but simple models from data and prior knowledge or information. The data are usually time series observations of system inputs and outputs, and sometimes of internal states. Prior knowledge available may include conservation laws, idealized system equations, model parameter and noise, the nature of the system response and hence possible parameterisations.

The detailed description of the reports presented within the Symposia was published in the Proceedings of the VII Congress of Ecology "Perspectives in Ecology. A Glance from VII International Congress of Ecology (INTECOL)",Backhuys Publishers, Leiden, NL, 1999.

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7. INDEX99 Conference

The second International Conference INDEX99 "Indices and Indicators of Sustainable Development: Systems Analysis Approach" held on July 11-16, 1999 in St.-Petersburg, Russia, by the St.-Petersburg Scientific Center and the Center for International Environmental Cooperation (INENCO) of the Russian Academy of Sciences. INDEX99 was organised to explore both the state of the art in theoretical development of sustainable development indicators/indices and their practical implementation and application.

The first objective of the Conference is to discuss the possible ways to harmonize national and international efforts in the field of sustainable development indicators/indices.

The second objective is to examine existing methods of indicator selection and transformation into highly-aggregated indices, including systems analysis, econometrics/statistics, conceptual and computer models, etc. It must be emphasized that this aspect of SD indicators/indices theory is less developed than any other relevant issues and demands serious efforts to bridge the gaps.

Conference Themes

  • Global Change (GC) and SD Indicators
  • Environmental Indicators in the Framework of SD Indicators
  • Social-Economic-Environmental Interactions and SD Indicators
  • Systems Analysis Approach for SD Indices Design
  • International Consensus, National Level Indicators and the Evolution of Standards
  • Regional Practices on SD Indicators

The mentioned themes were organized in plenary and thematic sessions. In Plenary Session the invited speakers presented the general vision on the state-of-the-science in the area of sustainable development, indicators and indices, and laid out major challenges as well as the existing tools and methods for SD index development. Session "Systems Analysis Approach for SD Indices Design" was focused on the application of mathematical models and systems analysis tools for the development of SD indices. Session "Environmental Indicators in the Framework of SD Indicators" was focused on the development and application of ecological indicators in measuring progress towards ecological sustainability. Various methodologies for the development of the environmental media indices are presented. Session "International Consensus and the Evolution of Standards" presented the results of the international efforts towards measuring sustainability.

The Conference Proceedings will be published as a special issue of the journal "Ecological Indicators" by Elsevier Science. Cover page and contents are given below.

Special issue contents

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8. INDEX 2000 Workshop


Second workshop on Environmental Indicators and Indices was an offspring of INDEX `97 and `99 conference on environmental indicators and indices and took place at Nuertingen Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany, July 16-19, 2000. The goal of the workshop was to identify general principles for good quality of indicators and indices, which can either be used to enhance quality and accessability of existing indicator sets or in the delineation of new indicators and indices, especially for sustainable development. The workshop was intended to bring together specialists and practitioners in a more discussion like form. The workshop was dedicated about 1/2 of it's time to discussions and working groups.

Workshop Chair
Roman Lenz, University of Applied Sciences Nuertingen,
Germany
lenzr@fh-nuertingen.de

Workshop Co-Chairs
Yuri Pykh, President of the Center for International Environmental Cooperation INENCO,St. Petersburg,
Russia
inenco@mail.neva.ru

Phillippe Giradin, INRA Colmar,
France
girardin@colmar.inra.fr

The main themes of the workshop were:

  • theoretical approaches to indicators and indices identification, especially about the concept of exergy, energy and emergy
  • (good and bad) lessons learnt in practical projects: we look for three projects to be presented and discussed in detail
  • generalized principles derived from practical applications

The conference analysed and discussed state-of-the-art of environmental indicators/indices in its whole range - from ecological systems` indicators to possible indicators and indices for decision making and the main topics of the workshop were:
  • (i) exergy, energy, and emergy and its application,
  • (ii) presentation and in depth discussion of a project (max. three in total),
  • (iii) short contributions to generalized principles derived from practical applications.


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9. Regional GOFC Workshop

Remote Sensing of Forest Cover

in Western Russia and Fennoscandia:

Integrating Satellite and in-situ Observations.

June 25-27, 2001

Center for International Environmental Cooperation

of Russian Academy of Sciences (INENCO Center of RAS), St. Petersburg, Russia

 

The regional Workshop on Remote Sensing of Forest Cover in Northwestern Russia and Fennoscandia has been held in St. Petersburg, Russia from June 25 to June 27, 2001. This workshop is in support of Global Observation of Forest Cover (GOFC, http://www.gofc.org/gofc), which is a panel of the Global Terrestrial Observing System. GOFC's overall objective is to improve the quality and availability of satellite observations of forests at regional and global scales and to produce useful, timely, and validated information products from these data (together with in-situ observations) for a wide variety of users.

GOFC is being implemented concurrently as three specific but highly interrelated components: land cover characteristics and changes; forest fire monitoring and mapping; and forest biophysical processes. At the same time, GOFC is also sponsoring regional meetings and networks to reflect the specific information requirements of different forest biomes. To date, a number of regional topical forest workshops have already been held. The first GOFC workshop on Boreal Forests was held in Novosibirsk (Academgorodok), Russia in August 2000. One of the recommendations from that workshop was to have a series of more focused, regional meetings.

The goal of this regional GOFC workshop was to promote a coordinated effort among scientists in the region towards building an observational boreal forest network which would result in operational monitoring of forest cover and forest cover change, and to make data and information on forests usable and accessible. The workshop examined current uses of remote sensing in studies of forest cover and carbon exchange in the region, evaluate existing data sets useful for validation and interpretation of remote sensing data products, identify future needs of different user groups, and plan future interdisciplinary research and exchange activities. The workshop also discussed forest inventory, monitoring, management, and conservation. We explored current gaps in our knowledge of land use and the carbon budget in this region, including understanding of changing disturbance regimes and driving forces of land use change.

The workshop has been hosted by the Center for International Environmental Cooperation (INENCO) of the Russian Academy of Sciences (RAS). Financial support for the workshop is being provided by NASA and by the International START Secretariat. Attendance at the workshop was by invitation only.

 

Organizing committee (alphabetical order):

Garik Gutman - Manager, Land Cover-Land Use Change Program,

NASA, USA

Tuomas Häme - VTT Automation, Remote Sensing, Finland

Alexander S. Isaev - International Forest Institute, Moscow, Russia

Olga N. Krankina - Department of Forest Science,

Oregon State University, USA

Gennadiy V. Menzhulin - INENCO Center, St. Petersburg, Russia

Yuri A. Pykh - INENCO Center, St. Petersburg, Russia

John Townshend - GOFC Chairman, University of Maryland, USA

Tom Stone - The Woods Hole Research Center, USA

Related Web Sites:

Global Observation of Forest Cover project ( http://www.ccrs.nrcan.gc.ca/gofc/ )

Land Cover-Land Use Change-NASA ( http://lcluc.gofc.nasa.gov )

START ( http://www.start.org/ )

Modeling Carbon Dynamics and Their Economic Implications in Two Forested Regions: Pacific Northwestern USA and Northwestern Russia ( http://sequoia.fsl.orst.edu/lter/research/hjarel/russia.htm ).

 

Abstracts in doc format

Abstracts in pdf format

All Abstracts in one pdf file

AGENDA

List of Participants

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10. 2nd ANNOUNCEMENT INDEX2001 Congress

SECOND ANNOUNCEMENT

The Italian Environmental Protection Agency (ANPA) accepted the invitation of INENCO
(Center for International Environmental Cooperation of the Russian Academy of Sciences),
to organise the "Third International Congress on Environmental Indices and Indicators:
Systems Analysis Approach", to be held in Rome on October 2-5, 2001.

  Instructions to Authors Registration Form Programme

3rd International Congress on
Environmental Indices and Indicators:
Systems Analysis Approach
INDEX2001:
Quality of Life Indicators

October 2-5, 2001 URGENT - Postponement of INDEX 2001
Complesso Monumentale di S. Michele a Ripa
via di San Michele, 22
Rome, Italy

Organised by
Italian Environmental Protection Agency (ANPA)
and
Center for International Environmental Cooperation of Russian Academy of Sciences
(INENCO)


Supporting Organisations:
Italian Presidency of the Council of Ministers
Italian Ministry of Environment (MAmb)
Italian Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Forestry Policies (MiPAAF)
Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MAE)
Italian Ministry of University and Scientific-Technological Research(MURST)
Fondazione Eni Enrico Mattei (FEEM)
Italian National Health Institute (ISS)
Russian Academy of Sciences (RAS)
UNESCO - EOLSS Joint Commitee
Organisation for Economic co-operation and Development (OECD)
World Health Organisation (WHO)
ECOMED
European Commission - Joint Research Centre (Ispra)
Green Cross Russia
INTAS
International Committee on Environmental Indices (ICEI)
International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA)
International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD)
International Society for Ecological Modelling (ISEM)
Nuertingen University of Applied Sciences
St-Petersburg Scientific Center RAS
UN Economic Commission for Europe (UN-ECE)
UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO)
UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO)


Honorary President of the Congress
Altero Matteoli (Italian Minister of Environment)

Chairmen of the Organising Committee
President (ANPA, Italy)
Alexander B. Kurzhansky (RAS, Russia)

Co-Chairmen of the Organising Committee
Yuri A. Pykh (INENCO, Russia)
D. Eric Hyatt (EPA, USA)
Roman J.M. Lenz (Nuertingen University, Germany)

International Organising Committee
S. Baranovsky, Russia; M. Budyko, Russia; G. Damiani, Italy; G. Gallopin, Chile; P. Girardin, France, G.Golitsyn, Russia; W. Grant, USA; P. Hardi, Canada; S. Inge-Vechtomov, Russia; S. Isaev, Russia; M. Jonas, Austria; A. Lanza, Italy; A. Marsanich, Italy; G. Menzhulin, Russia; D. Sarigiannis, Italy; M. Tamborra, Italy; S. Ulgiati, Italy; J. Walker, Australia.

Local Organizing Committee
Representative from the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Rome; Sonia Cantoni - ANPA, Rome; Roberto Caracciolo - ANPA, Rome; Stefano Cataudella - University of Rome "Tor Vergata", Rome; Maria Dalla Costa - ANPA, Rome; Francesco La Camera - SD Service, Ministry of Environment, Rome; Giovanni Zapponi - Environmental Hygiene Dept., National Health Institute (ISS), Rome

Local Technical Review Committee
Mario Cirillo - ANPA, Rome; Anna Luise - ANPA, Rome; Laura Mancini - Environmental Hygiene Dept., Nat. Health Institute (ISS), Rome; Michele Scardi - University of Lecce

Secretariat
Irina G. Malkina-Pykh-
Scientific Secretary (INENCO - Russia)
M. Giuseppina Farrace & Carlo Jacomini -
Congress Technical Secretary (ANPA - Italy)



History
      The first International Conference INDEX97 "Environmental Indices: Systems Analysis Approach" was organised on July 7-11, 1997 in St.-Petersburg, Russia by the Center for International Environmental Cooperation (INENCO) of the Russian Academy of Sciences. As a result of the INDEX97, the International Committee on Environmental Indices (ICEI) was organised within the framework of the well-known International Society for Ecological Modelling (ISEM). The INDEX97 Proceedings have been published by EOLSS Publishers Co. Ltd., Oxford, UK. The book can be ordered on-line via Centre INENCO web page: www.inenco.org/index_conferences.html

      The second International Conference INDEX99 "Indices and Indicators of Sustainable Development: Systems Analysis Approach" held on July 11-16, 1999 in St.-Petersburg, Russia, by the Center for International Environmental Cooperation (INENCO) of the Russian Academy of Sciences. INDEX99 was organised to explore both the state of the art in theoretical development of sustainable development indicators/indices and their practical implementation and application. The INDEX99 Proceedings are in press.


Background of INDEX2001 Congress
The key role of Quality-of-Life Indicators in measuring progress towards sustainable development has been defined as an integral element of the Action Plan known as Agenda 21, the major achievements of the UNCED-Conference in Rio de Janeiro (Earth Summit) in 1992:
      "Countries, with the assistance of International Organisations, where required, should () develop,apply and institute the necessary tools for sustainable development with regard to () Quality - of - Life indicators covering, for example, health, education, social welfare, state of the environment, and the economy"(Chapter 35).
      Setting targets for sustainable development includes formulating action-oriented specifications for desirable quality of life. Quality of life is a complex subject, which has provoked a considerable amount of academic and public debate over its definition and measurement.
      Research on quality of life and human needs must often have an interdisciplinary approach. Conventional disciplinary research on dependencies between individuals in time and space should be supplemented with a development of scientific tools for synthesising knowledge. While current research is usually devoted to analysing reality in more detail, policy-makers working with environment and development issues need overviews and integrated knowledge. They must know how different pieces of information are linked to each other in a coherent framework. Here, science should devote more resources to the development of time-space-specific conceptual framework models and tools for impact analysis. These models and tools would also be suited for making the best use of existing knowledge within different scientific fields. With these tools, it will be easier to allocate resources where QOL can be most effectively improved with limited resources.
      Therefore, indicators should preferably measure in simple quantitative and qualitative terms how systems performance over time is related to goals of specific environmental programs and projects and related activities. These goals could be minimum levels or visions.
      Although the topic has been studied under the heading of social indicators research, level-of-living or well-being research, no agreement exists over the types of indicators to be used, or the criteria to be incorporated at any particular scale of study. Indeed, some researchers have suggested that a definitive list of dimensions is impossible to achieve.
      In part, this lack of agreement may reflect the disparate nature of research about quality of life. The tendency towards a 'separatist' approach to the subject - within the fields of economics, sociology, and ecology in academia, and the development and use of indicators for public planning and assessment - is more a function of the lack of a clear conceptual framework for the subject, rather than the lack of interdisciplinary research.


INDEX2001 Congress
Objectives

  • to discuss approaches to developing a core set of Quality-of-Life Indicators and Indices;
  • to examine existing methods of indicator selection and transformation into aggregated indices, including systems analysis, econometrics/statistics, conceptual and computer models;
  • to discuss the possible ways to integrate local, national and international efforts in the field of quality- of-life indicators/indices;
  • to discuss the level of utilisation in decision-making processes.

Themes
  • Approaches to Monitoring, Measuring and Interpreting Quality-Of-Life: Environmental, Economic and Social Measures.
  • Systems Analysis Approach and Models of Quality-of-Life
  • Integration of Multi- and Trans-disciplinary Measures of QOL
  • Sustainable Development and Quality-of-Life
  • Utilisation of QOL Indicators in Policy Making Process
  • National/Regional/Local Scale Application

Participants are invited to submit abstracts of their papers on these and closely related topics for plenary and parallel sessions, as well as proposing panel discussions and round table themes.The International Organising Committee will review all applications. The full texts of oral presentations and abstracts of poster reports will be published in the Proceedings of the Congress.

Language

The working language of the congress will be English.


Accomodation
CLOSEST [FORMAL] DISTRICTS TO CONFERENCE:
3- Parione, Pigna, Ponte, Regola, S.Estachio (all join)
4- Trastevere
5- Campitelli, Ripa, S.Angelo, Testaccio (all join)

Albergo del Sole -- good location, but somewhat of a hike ... perhaps somewhat "plain"
Tel ++39-06-68806873/6879446 or 68805258/6893784
Fax ++39-06-6893787 *
E-Mail:sole@italyhotel.com
website: http://www.venere.com/it/roma/sole/

Albergo della Lunetta -- apparently a HOSTEL, but seems to have suites also ... good surroundings, but a decent "hike" to Conference
tel: 06 686 10 80
fax: 06 689 20 28
ROME HOSTEL URL: http://www.europeanhostels.com/fall/listings/italy/rome.asp

Albergo Pomezia -- good surroundings, but a decent "hike" to conference
tel: 06 686 13 71
fax: 06 686 13 71
MIGHT be somewhat of a hostel ... at least somewhat plain

Hotel Arenula -- Great location. Usually full.
Tel. +39/6/85301758
Fax + 39/6/85301756
email: http://www.europeanhostels.com/fall/listings/italy/rome.asp
website: http://www.romeguide.it/ALBERGHI/h_arenula/

Hotel Carmel -- great location (often full)
about 150K lira +
email: hotelcarmel@hotmail.com
ph: 06 5809921
fax: 06 5818853

Hotel Cisterna -- close (good proximity)
Tel. +39/0685301758
Fax +39/0685301756
Email: ilsogno@romeguide.it
website: http://www.romeguide.it/Cisterna/Cisterna.html

HOTEL CAMPO DE' FIORI -- appears close;recommended by several travel groups
Campo de' Fiori
Via del Biscione 6
Tel. 68 80 68 65 oder 6874886
Fax: 68309036 oder 68 76 003

Hotel Mimosa -- not very close, but theoretically do-able; recommended by several travel groups as "a good buy"
ph: 06 68801753
fax: 06 6833557
about 150K-170K lira

Hotel Piccolo -- not so close ... perhaps more expensive than appears
ph: 06 6892330
about 120K-160K lira

Hotel Trasteverde -- good location, mainly residential but not far from good stuff
ph: 06 5814713
fax: 06 5881016
150K lira +

Hotel San Paolo -- outside option; 10 minutes from main train station, but ...
ph: 06 4745213
fax: 06 4745218
email: hsanpaolo@tin.it

PLACE FOR ORGANIZERS TO ARRANGE FOR GROUPS & BLOCKS OF ROOMS:
http://www.HotelsItaly.com/groups.phtml

NICE BED & BREAKFASTS:
B&B Gianicolo
http://www.venere.com/it/roma/gianicolo/
Via N. Fabrizi 11/B - 00153 Roma
Tel: 065813235, Fax: 065813235

Lungotevere Mellini B&B
http://www.venere.com/it/roma/lungoteveremellini/

B&B Campo de'Fiori
http://www.venere.com/it/roma/aziz/

Monte del Gallo (Apartment / B&B) - CLOSE TO ST. PETER'S
http://montedelgallo.com/
Rampa A. Ceriani, 15 - int. 2 - 00165 Roma
Car Entrance: via della Cava Aurelia 155/a
Tel. +39 06 633019
Fax +6638410120

2 close B&B / Apartments -- managed by single service:
pictures & reservations online (not named):
http://www.venere.com/it/roma/rsh/trastevere191/
http://www.venere.com/it/roma/rsh/trastevere192/

MISC. HOTELS / B&Bs / APARTMENTS -- somewhat close to Conference:
http://www.mindspring.com/~giovanna/rome/trastevere.html
http://www.romepower.com/inglese/appartamenti/trastevere-testaccio/apptrastevere.htm
http://web.tiscali.it/undergroundtour/rentals_family_accomodation_trastevere.htm

KEY GUIDES TO ROME ACCOMODATIONS:
http://rome.hotelguide.net/
http://www.rome4u.com/hotels/shouse/location.html
http://www.webtourist.net/italy/rome/hotels.html

INTERACTIVE HOTELS / LOCATIONS BY MAP GUIDES:
http://www.hotels.com/servlet/SearchHotel/217/41.9/12.48/Rome
http://www.ehi.com/travel/ehi/italy/hot_map1.html
http://rome.funtastikeurope.com/Rome/RomeHotel.html

ALTERNATE LOCATIONS:

SUMMIT ****
via della Stazione Aurelia, 99
Tel. 6808010
00165 Gianicolense

VILLA PAMPHILI ****
via della Nocetta, 105
Tel. 5862
00164 Gianicolense

BLANC ET NOIR ***
piazza Scansano, 8
Tel. 659749
00149 Portuense

Nessun Hotel (look up)
http://www.venere.com/it/roma/rinascimento/index.html.en
http://www.venere.com/it/roma/rm_centro.html.en

MULTIPLE HOTELS THROUGHOUT ROME - "REGARDLESS OF LOCATION!" - Direct
http://p1000.netravel.co.il/t4t/Hotel.asp?HOTEL_ID=9351
http://www.hotelsonline.com/directory/index.php3?p=214

MISC. USEFUL SITES:
http://www.romepower.com/index2.htm - good site, includes airport transportation options, much more
http://www.virgin-vacations.com/EU_FROE.ASP - Rome Fly & Hotel 7day/6nights on Virgin Atlantic


Congress Secretariat
Dr. M. Giuseppina Farrace, Dr. Carlo Jacomini
ANPA, Via V. Brancati, 48,
I - 00144 Rome (Italy)
Tel. +39.06.5007.2249-2376;
Fax +39.06.5007.2048-2218
E-mail: index2001@anpa.it;
http://www.sinanet.anpa.it/




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Programme

INDEX2001 Programme

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< 11.First Announcement International Conference - RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT CHALLENGES OF LAND RECLAMATION

FIRST ANNOUNCEMENT and CALL FOR PAPERS

Russian Academy of Sciences (RAS)
Center for International Environmental Cooperation
(INENCO)

INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE

RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT CHALLENGES OF LAND RECLAMATION

JUNE 24-30, 2002

SAINT-PETERSBURG, RUSSIA

Supporting Organizations:

  • Institute for Problems of Comprehensive Development of Entrails
  • Mining Institute (Kola Science Center of RAS)
  • State Agency for Restructuring and Closure of Unprofitable Coal Mines (Russian Federation)
  • Committee on Coal Industry of the Ministry of Power (Russian Federation)
  • Russian Academy of Mining Sciences
  • Federal State Unitary Enterprise "Scientific Institute of Ecology and Fuel and Energy Complex"
  • St.Petersburg State Mining Institute (Technical University)

Organizing Committee:

Chairperson - Academician K. Trubetskoy
Deputy Chairpersons - Doctor of Science Y. Semikobyla, Doctor of Science A. Krasavin


Members:

Academician A. Isaev
Academician N. Melnikov
Academician V. Osipov
Doctor of Science, Professor Y. Malyshev
Doctor of Science, Professor V. Kharchenko
Doctor of Science, Professor N. Chaplygin
Doctor of Science, Professor E. Dikolenco
Doctor of Science, Professor V. Zaidenvarg
Doctor of Science, Professor Y. Shuvalov
Doctor of Science, Professor V. Rogalyov
Doctor of Science, Professor Y. Pykh
Dr.ph. V. Guskov

Objectives:

Exchange of the newest industrial and scientific achievement.
Definition of ways in efficiency improvement of nature protection measures in mined-land reclamation.
Realization of the conference reflects the high responsibility of the experts-ecologists and scientists in nature
protection by efforts of global community.

Themes:

  1. Legislative and standard-legal base of rational use and preservation of lands.
  2. New technologies in mine technical stage of land reclamation.
  3. Perfection of scientific bases in mined land reclamation. Land reclamation for toxic industries and polygons of toxic wastes stowage.
  4. New technologies in biological stage of land reclamation in mining and other industrial enterprises.
  5. Survey of new scientific methods in assessment and forecast of land disruption on territories of projectible, working and occluded industrial enterprises.
  6. New technologies in conservation of soil layers after it's taking out from the mined lands. Yarding and drawing of soil layers on lands after reclamation.
  7. Perfection of principles and methods of design engineering on mine technical and biological stages of land reclamation.
  8. New principles and methods of landscape design.
  9. Perfection of economical assessment in land reclamation and biological regeneration.


Language:

The working language of the Conference will be Russian. English to/from Russian translation will be provided.

Program:

22.06-23.06.2002 - Registration.
24.06-29.06.2002 - Conference sessions.
30.06.2002 - Departure

24.06.-28.06.2002
9:00-10:30 - Plenary session
10:30-11:00 - Coffee break
11:00-12:30 - Plenary session
12:30-14:00 - Break for dinner
14:00-15:30 - Plenary session
15:30-16:00 - Coffee break
16:00-17:30 - Plenary session

24.06.2002
18:00 - Buffet

29.06.2002
9:00-12:30 - Final session and closure of the conference
12:30-18:30 - Break for dinner
18:30 - Final banquet for the participants of a conference

Instructions for Paper Preparation:

 - Abstracts Submission:
Abstracts are to be represented on 2 pages - A4 format with times New Roman 12, 1.5 line spacing.
Abstracts are to be sent by E-mail, or fax.

- Mailing Address for Applications:
Doctor of Science Y. Semikobyla
Deputy of the chairman:
Center INENCO, Russian Academy of Sciences
14 Kutuzova nab., St. Petersburg, 191187 Russia
phone: +7 (812) 272-16-01; +7 (812) 275-38-44
fax: + 7 (812) 272-42-65
e-mail:
inenco@mail.neva.ru
semikobylay@mail.ru

Registration Fee:

- The Registration Fee includes participation in the Conference, printed materials, welcoming reception, lunches, buffet and coffee breaks.
Full fee:                               US $ 400
Accompanying persons US $ 150

- Registration fee (bank-to-bank transfer) should be enumerated to:
Baltiyskiy Bank, St. Petersburg, Russia
SWIFT code: BABJ RU 2P,
Corr./acc. 04-097-778 with Bankers Trust Co., New York, USA
SWIFT BKTR US 33
Account number - 407 038 407 000 001 056 69
Beneficiary Center for International Environmental Cooperation
INENCO

- In the payment order it is necessary to point: "Research and development challenges of land reclamation"

Accommodation:

Several accommodation options will be provided, ranging from US $150 to $750 per night, including breakfast.

Cultural and sightseeing Program:

The project of the cultural program during the conference (to mark desirable) is further offered:

  • Visiting of Peterhof
  • Visiting of Pavlovsk
  • Visiting of Pushkin
  • Excursion to Yusupovsky Palace (excursion program + musical concert at the Yusupovsky Theatre)
  • Visiting Mariinsky Theatre and Musorgsky Theatre
  • Visiting of Comedy Theatre
  • Visiting Alexandrinsky Theatre, "Tovstonogov" Theatre.

Deadlines:

Pre-Registration Form - Send NOW!

Submission of abstracts - April 24, 2002

Notification of acceptance and Second Announcement - May 3, 2002

Submission of full papers - May 24, 2002


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12. International Workshop: NATO/CCMS Pilot Study on the Use of Landscape Sciences for Environmental Assessment
St. Petersburg, Russia, 3-6 July 2006

Research Center for Interdisciplinary Environmental Cooperation Russian Academy of Sciences (INENCO RAS)
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
Ecology Center, University of Kiel, Germany


Chairmen:
Gennady Menzhulin
Research Center for Interdisciplinary Environmental Cooperation of Russian Academy of Sciences, St. Petersburg, Russia
William Kepner
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Research and Development, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
Felix Mueller
Ecology Center, University of Kiel, Germany


MEETING AGENDA

Sunday, July 2nd, 2006 Arrival to St. Petersburg of Participants
20:00 Informal Reception (INENCO Center)


Monday, July 3rd, 2006 (INENCO Center Auditorium)
08:30 Registration
Greeting addresses by host organization:

09:00 Director of INENCO Center - Yury Pykh
09:05 Coordinator of International Programs - Irina Malkina-Pykh
09:10 Director of Research, Workshop Local Organizer - Gennady Menzhulin
09:20 Introduction of the Pilot Study - William Kepner
09:30 Tasks of the Workshop: Conceiving a Strategy for the Use of Landscape Sciences for the Assessment of Environmental Security - Felix Mueller
Landscape and Human Ecology of the St. Petersburg Region
09:50 Using the Remote Sensing Data on Vegetation Indices as the Numerical Predictors in the Statistical Models of Landscape Productivity: Case Studies for US and Russian Agricultural Landscapes - Gennady Menzhulin (INENCO), Felix Kogan (US NOAA), Gleb Peterson (INENCO), and Sergey Savvateyev (SPb University)
10:10 Illustrated Thesaurus as a Tool for Landscape Research in Coastal Zones - Sergey Victorov (Research Institute of Space and Aerological Methods)
10:30 Numerical Modeling of Energy and Matter Transport in Complex Landscapes - Andrey Sogachev (Helsinki University)
10:50 Coffee Break
11:30 Integrated Landscape Diagnostics of Vegetation Stress; Measurement Techniques and Remote Sensing Models - Vladimir Surin (INENCO) and Eugheny Kuvaldin (Valilov Institute of Optics)
11:50 Influence of Catchment Land Cover on Phosphorus Balance for Large Freshwater Systems - Sergey Kondratjev (Institute of Limnology)
12:10 Lunch Break
Reports from National Projects
Landscape Science Methodology

14:00 Remote sensing in environmental assessment of reindeer pastures: case studies from Finland and Russian Arctic - Kumpula et al. FIN, GER
14:20 Investigating landscape pattern in protected areas using satellite images - Nedkov et al. BUL
14:40 Environmental assessment and landscape management: On the relation of pareto efficiency and optimum land use pattern for habitat suitability - Seppelt and Holzkamper GER
15:00 A class of metrical correlations organizing land structure -
Tiknius et al. LIT
15:20 Development of automatic GPS services for assisting environmental assessment and human security - Swiatek et al. POL
15:40 Landscape Character - an UK based example to assess landscapes -
Haines-Young and Potschin UK
16:00 Coffee Break
Watershed Analyses

16:30 A cross-European landscape assessment - Jones et al. USA
16:50 A landscape assessment of Oregon with a future scenarios analysis of the Willamette River Basin - Kepner et al. USA
17:10 Biotic structure of a catchment as a key for protection and insurance of ecosystem services - Krauze et al. POL
17:30 Environmental Security and Landscape Risk Assessment in Yantra Basin - Nikolova et al. BUL
17:50 Adjourn
18:00- 19.00 First Meeting of the Editorial Board for the Final Report



Tuesday, July 4th, 2006 (INENCO Center Auditorium)
Reports from National Projects continued-
Human-Environmental Problems

09:00 Socio-ecological indicators in representative cultural landscapes - the example of a new Biosphere Area in South-Germany - Lenz et al. GER
09:20 Social Ecological Risks and Security of Human Environment (exemplified by regions of Central Russia) - Rudsky et al . RUS
09:40 Energy and security - fossil fuels shortage and alternative energies. Energy recovery by biomass for the generation of biogas - Sabbagh et al. GER
10:00 Fostering security of ecosystem services as given by both objective and subjective analyses - Petrosillo et al. ITA
10:20 A short outline of the demographic part of the final report -
Swiaczny et al. GER
10:40 The assessment of habitation indicators using GIS conclusive remarks on Transylvanian Plain - Baciu et al. ROM
11:00 Coffee Break
11:20 Progress report about the Norwegian landscape monitoring programme - Fjelstadt et al. NOR
11:40 Landscape, demographic developments, biodiversity and sustainable land use strategy: a case study on Karaburun Peninsula Izmir, Turkey - Nurlu et al. TUR
12:00 Lunch Break
Reports from National Projects continued-
Regional Case Studies

14:00 Diversity of anthropogenic transformation of Georgia's natural landscapes - Sopadze et al. GEO
14:20 Environmental security in a panarchy of socio-ecological systems as signalled by disturbance patterns at multiple scales - Zurlini et al. ITA
14:40 Unanticipated Benefits from Research: Landscape Ecology and Sustainability in Bulgaria - Knight and Staneva USA; BUL
15:00 Human-environmental Systems Indicators within Integrated Coastal Zone Management - Burkhard et al. GER
15:20 Environmental impact assessment; a case study of the Copsa Mica area, Romania - Buzila et al. ROM
15:40 Nuclear Safety and its impact on the level of environmental security in Ukraine - Kuznietsov et al. UKR
16:00 Coffee Break
16:30 News regarding gold exploitation in Rosia Montana - Lazarescu et al. ROM
16:50 University level education on GMES in Latvia - Zagars et al. LAT
17:10 Beginning Discussion of the Final Report for NATO/CCMS
17:30 Adjourn
18:00- 19.00 Second Meeting of the Editorial Board for the Final Report



Wednesday, July 5th, 2006 (INENCO Center Auditorium)
Discussion of the Final Report and Future Cooperation
09:00 Organizing the Final Report - Petrosillo, Kepner, and Mueller
11:00 Coffee Break
11:30 Potential for Future Cooperation and Projects - Everyone
12:00 Concluding Remarks - Kepner and Mueller
12:20 Lunch Break
14:00 Cultural Excursion (St. Petersburg Square)
18:30 - 22.0 Final Banquet (St. Petersburg House of Scientists)



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13. UNSOLVED PROBLEMS OF CLIMATOLOGY
Conference Dedicated to 90th Anniversary of Academician Mikhail Ivanovich BUDYKO

St. Petersburg, Russia, 10-11 June 2010

Russian Academy of Sciences
Saint-Petersburg Scientific Center of RAS
Research Center for Interdisciplinary Environmental Cooperation of RAS (INENCO RAS)
Institute of Limnology of RAS


Chairman

Gennady Menzhulin

Research Center for Interdisciplinary Environmental Cooperation of Russian Academy of Sciences, St. Petersburg, Russia

The conference presented the reports prepared by leading experts of St.Petersburg scientific
establishments of Russian Academy of Sciences, Federal Hydrometeorological Service
and St.Petersburg University at 90th Anniversary of the first Russian climatologist of XX century academician M.I.Budyko
(1920-2010). The topic of the reports is given over to unsolved problems of climatology and cover of the
M.I.Budyko's scientific avocations. The conference is intended for a wide range of the scientists engaged in
questions of climate changes, experts in ecological hydrometeorology and climatology, as well as for
decision support makers interested by climatic substantiation of the long-term social - economic prospects.

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14. International Conference: MATHEMATICAL MODELS AND INFORMATION TECHNOLOGIES IN AGRICULTURAL BIOLOGY

St. Petersburg, Russia, 14-15 October 2010

Russian Academy of Agricultural Sciences (RAAS)
Agrophysical Scientific Research Institute
Siberian Physical and Technical Institute of Agrarian Problems of RAAS
Research Center for Interdisciplinary Environmental Cooperation Russian Academy of Sciences (INENCO RAS)
Russian Fund for Fundamental Researches

Chairmen

Yakushev V.P.
Agrophysical Scientific Research Institute, Director
Pykh Yu.A.
Research Center for Interdisciplinary Environmental Cooperation Russian Academy of Sciences (INENCO RAS)


Full text of Conference Proceedings (in Russian) is available at http://www.agrophys.ru/sbornik.pdf


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