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NEAR 4 INTERNATIONAL SUMMER SCHOOL


In September 10-18, 2012 the NEAR 4 International Summer School was hold in Odessa city, Ukraine. The school programme covered different topics related to the sea level change and evolution of deltaic systems and coastal environment, water quality and preservation, modern lacustrine sedimentology. The lectures were given by local and invited scholars. The aim was to provide the participants with a theoretical-practical overview of selected environmental problems of general public interests.


The organizing institutions were Odessa State Environmental University (Ukraine), University of Geneva (Swiss) and University of Lorraine (France). The participants of the Summer School were from Switzerland, Romania, Poland, Azerbaijan, Ukraine, Moldova, Georgia, Ireland. The Geology Institute of Azerbaijan National Academy of Sciences was represented by Prof. Dr. Elmira Aliyeva, Dr. Dadash Huseynov and Ph.D. students Tofig Rashidov and Fidan Aslanzadeh.


Besides the lectures, the field works and practical exercises were provided that included trips to pumps stations, deltas of Danube River, coast of Black Sea, measuring of water chemical and physical parameters, coastal processes, wild birds watching, etc.