November 2, 2018

The IGGs employees - corresponding members of ANAS Dadash Huseynov, Talyat Kangarli and Elmira Aliyeva - took part in the International Scientific Conference on “From the Caspian Sea to Mediterranean: environmental changes and human response during the Quaternary (2013-2018)” and “Ponto-Caspian stratigraphy and geochronology (2017-2020)” with the administrative support of UNESCO in Antalya (Turkey).

The Azerbaijan scientists made reports “Timing of mud volcanic activity in the South Caspian and their environmental impact” and “The prospects of creation of UNESCO geoparks as a geoecological tool to preserve the geoheritage of Azerbaijan”.

The reports were accepted with great interest.

The IGG scientists also informed the participants about the UNESCO project “International Geological Correlation Program 610” (IGCP 610). It was noted that the main goal of the Project is to provide cross-disciplinary and cros-regional correlation of geological, archaeological, environmental and anthropological data for a more in-depth study of the geological history of Eurasia, the study of environmental changes and their relevance, as well as past and future impacts on humans.

There were five plenary conferences of the IGCP 610 and field trips: Western Georgia (2013), Azerbaijan (2014), Russia (North Caspian, 2015), Eastern Georgia (Kartli-Kakheti, 2016), and Italy (Palermo, 2017). multidisciplinary specialists in the Quaternary history of the “

The topic of this plenary meeting was the Late Miocene-Plio/Pleistocene geological history of the eastern Mediterranean of southern Turkey along the central Taurid Mountains. This subject is very important in shedding light and achieving a better understanding of tectonic-climatic interactions during the Plio-Quaternary period in this region.

The two first days of the conference were devoted to oral presentations and poster. The next four days were devoted to geological field trips that focus on the field outcrops of the Miocene, Plio-Quaternary and archeological periods.

The meeting brougth together multidisciplinary scientists from all over the world to enhance the West-East scientific dialogue and provide a foundation for collaboration on correlation and integration of subjects covered by the conference as previous IGCP 610, IGCP 521, and INQUA 0501 meetings.

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