III Summer Symposium "Research and Education Center "Baikal" – development strategy"
III Summer Symposium
"Research and Education Center "Baikal" – development strategy"
rd Symposium of Research-Educational Center “Baikal” will be held on August 1-5, 2008.
Besides traditional discussions on results of work and prospects of development of the Center,
International Scientific Conference “Baikal as a Unique Natural Laboratory for International
Scientific Studies of the Earth” will be held within the framework of the Symposium.
REC “Baikal” together with representatives of DFG initiated a meeting between Russian and
German scientists on the shore of Lake Baikal whose scientific interests are associated with
studies of the lake. This Conference was supported by Russian Foundation for Basic Research (RFBR)
and DFG (an analog of RFBR) that solved logistic and financial issues in their countries. This idea
was also supported by Ministry of Education and Science of the Russian Federation and by Irkutsk
Scientific Center of Siberian Branch of Russian Academy of Sciences. Some events of the
Symposium will take place at the Baikal Museum of Irkutsk Scientific Center in Listvyanka thus
demonstrating serious cooperation between Irkutsk State University and Irkutsk Scientific Center
within the framework of REC activity.
The Conference will be of an integrated character. Scientists of Germany and Russia will meet
on the shore of Lake Baikal, reveal mutual scientific interests which subsequently could grow into
joint projects. Each participant will present a review report with their own motivations,
potentials and achievements. Following the main REC principle – interdisciplinary approach to Lake
Baikal survey – scientists will work together instead of working in small specialized groups. Then
potential partners will be able to communicate with each other in the lobby and, if the idea of
similar meetings proves its value, joint projects of researchers from different countries, as well
as of various specialties will be elaborated.
The Conference is focused on main aspects of the REC “Baikal” activity. For REC “Baikal” this
meeting will become an additional external source of resources and intellectual and technical