Anthropogenic transformation of geospace: nature, economy, society


IV The International Research to Practice Conference
"Anthropogenic transformation of geospace: nature, economy, society" will be held on October 01-04, 2019 in Volgograd.

The aim of the Conference is to exchange the scientific information, discuss practically significant issues of the fundamental and applied aspects of the anthropogenic transformation of geospace.
The International Research to Practice Conference "Anthropogenic transformation of geospace: nature, economy, society" is devoted to the current problems of modern science in transformation of the natural environment, as well as the formation of anthropogenic and man-made systems where man is the driving factor of the development. Thus, the scientific issues of the Conference are the fundamental problems between man and natureinteraction.
TheConference will contribute to broad the scientific knowledge and ideas on biodiversity conservation, assess and forecast thetechnospheric risks, implement the rational environmental management directions, develop the public territorial systems. Discussion of the processes of informatization and digitalization in ecological-geographical research with the involvement of leading scientific organizations will lead to the development of such new areas as precision farming, remote monitoring of forest and landscape fires based on the use of Earth remote sensing data, satellite positioning data, design and creation GIS.
Foreign scientistsparticipation will allow to generalize a synthesis of domestic and international experience and become familiar with the level of development and application of modern environmental protection and monitoring technologies.
This scientific event is designed to fulfill the task of combining the scientific interests of students, graduate students, scientists and involving all interested parties in solving the urgent problems of modern science and society in order to increase the level of research activities in the Earth sciences.
THE CONFERENCE focus areas:
1. Natural and anthropogenic geosystems: monitoring environmental quality and assessing the ecological status of territories.
2. Geo-information technologies and remote sensing in ecological and geographical research.
3. Ecological safety of industrial, urban and agrosystems. Technological risks and emergencies.
4. Territorial protection of nature, landscape and biological diversity.
5. Socio-economic and economic-geographical research.
6. Ecological tourism and recreational use of nature.
7. Applied environmental studies in regional environmental management.
8. Actual technologies of environmental and geographical education.
THE CONFERENCE focus areas reflect fundamental scientific problems, the discussion of which relates to the vectors of the development of modern science in the Earth sciences and economic geography.
Thus, within the "Natural and anthropogenic geosystems: monitoring environmental quality and assessing the ecological status of territories" session, the key focus of the discussion will be on the issues of environmental evolution and forecast of its development under the conditions of rapid natural and anthropogenic changes characteristic of the current stage of anthropogenesis and technogenesis.
In the "Geo-information technologies and remote sensing in ecological-geographical research" session, the actual aspects of geo-informatics and the creation of geo-information systems for solving fundamental and applied problems of ecological-geographical research will be considered.
In the session of "Ecological safety of industrial, urban and agricultural systems. Technological risks and emergencies" the main theme will be a range of issues related to environmental and climate changes, including research, monitoring and forecast of the state of the natural environment, natural disasters, analysis and assessment of natural risk.
The "Territorial protection of nature, landscape and biological diversity" and "Ecological tourism and recreational nature management" sessions participants have an opportunity to discuss topics related to the preservation of landscape and biological diversity at the global and regional levels and current issues of the effective functioning of Special Protected Natural Areas, networks and systems of Special Protected Natural Areas, including development and rational use of their recreational potential and rationing of recreational loads.
The session "Applied environmental studies in regional environmental management" is devoted to various aspects of changing natural-territorial complexes in areas of intensive anthropogenic impact and the basis of rational environmental management.
Within the "Socio-economic and economic-geographical research" session, such issues as theoretical problems of socio-economic dynamics and its forecasting, transformation of the socio-economic space, development of territorial development strategies, sustainable development of regions and scientific foundations of regional policy as the most significant in the development of economic sciences in general, and socio-economic geography in particular are going to discuss.
The "Actual technologies of environmental and geographical education" session is devoted to the issues of effective integration of modern science and vocational education, current methods of implementing educational activities, including technologies of active and project-based learning.

Conference report 2016

Conference report 2016

May 17-19, 2016

The III International Scientific and Practical Conference "Anthropogenic transformation of geo space: history and modernity" was held at the Volgograd State University. The conference was organized by the Department of Geography and Cartography of VolSU.

The aim of the conference was the exchange of scientific information, the significant issues discussion, taking into account the specifics of regional studies.

About 130 scientists from many cities of Russia took part in the conference (Moscow, St. Petersburg, Yoshkar-Ola, Tambov, Voronezh, Rostov-on-don, Stavropol, Grozny, Astrakhan, Elista, Krasnodar, Irkutsk, Barnaul, Vladivostok) as well as from Belarus, Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan.

At the conference, master classes were conducted on working with specialized mapping software in two areas: "Thematic mapping. Methods and tools for the interpretation of geographic data in GIS" and "3D modeling and mapping based on digital elevation models. Search for data sources, processing and visualization.

The guests of the conference took part in an excursion along Volgograd, as well as in a trip to a unique geological object - the Alexander Graben and the archaeological monument of the Golden Horde era - the medieval settlement Beljamen (XIII-XIV centuries).

As the results of the conference, it was decided to organize in 2017 a summer field scientific school for representatives of the geographical scientific community, as well as to publish a collective monograph devoted to the most urge problems of the development of the ecological and economic potential of the Volgograd oblast and popularization of geographical science

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