© 1995

Science Policy: New Mechanisms for Scientific Collaboration between East and West

  • Valentin A. Koptyug
  • Jean Klerkx

Part of the NATO ASI Series book series (NSPS, volume 1)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxxiii
  2. Current Problems and Prospects of International Collaboration

  3. Experience of the International Research Centres’ Activities and some Results of Interaction between Scientists in Priority and Multidisciplinary Problems

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 35-35
    2. Environmental Problems

      1. E. A. Vaganov, A. S. Isaev, S. Nilsson
        Pages 37-44
      2. V. K. Shumny, N. A. Kolchanov, N. N. Dygalo, V. G. Matveeva, L. N. Ivanova, M. I. Voevoda et al.
        Pages 69-80
    3. Interdisciplinary Studies of Lake Baikal

      1. M. I. Kuzmin, N. A. Logachev, M. A. Grachev, P. P. Hearn, D. F. Williams, Sh. Horie et al.
        Pages 107-116
      2. J. Klerkx, N. A. Logachev, K. G. Levi, V. D. Ermikov
        Pages 117-125
    4. Natural Sciences and Technological Applications

About this book


It is becoming increasingly clear that the future of the world cannot be sustained without scientific support, analysis, prediction and the use of scientific achievement. The immensity of the problems confronting us, coupled with the limited financial resources available, urgently demand the selection of priority areas of research, with a global combination of scientific effort.
The new geopolitical situation has uncovered Russia's and the former Soviet Union's scientific potential. This has given rise to wider opportunities for involvement in work on international projects and programmes, many of which are discussed in the present volume. The book addresses specifically priority fields of science in which joint, multidisciplinary research should be developed, encompassing rational use of natural resources and regional sustainable development, as well as the monitoring of the biosphere's ecosystem state and the risks of natural and anthropogenic hazards, and the creation of new materials and technologies. The list of priorities includes Siberia's economic, social and humanitarian problems, as well as the development of information systems for the rapid exchange of scientific data. There is a recognised need for the involvement of young scientists in partnership laboratories, in a probationary capacity.


Nation Passing education environment science sustainable development

Editors and affiliations

  • Valentin A. Koptyug
    • 1
  • Jean Klerkx
    • 2
  1. 1.Siberian Branch of the Russian Academy of SciencesNovosibirskRussia
  2. 2.Department of Geology and MinerologyRoyal Museum of Central AfricaTervurenBelgium

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Science Policy: New Mechanisms for Scientific Collaboration between East and West
  • Editors Valentin A. Koptyug
    J. Klerx
  • Series Title NATO ASI Series
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Kluwer Academic Publishers 1995
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-0-7923-3227-5
  • Softcover ISBN 978-94-010-4074-7
  • eBook ISBN 978-94-011-0165-3
  • Series ISSN 1383-7176
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XXXIII, 256
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Social Sciences, general
    Industrial Organization
    Environment, general
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