Ministry of Education, Science, Culture and Sport RA Higher Education and Science Committee

Joint Geological Surveys Will Continue


InTbilisi, May 13, the Chairman of the RA State Committee of  Science of the Ministry of Education and Science, S. Harutyunyan, and the president of the RA National Academy of Sciences, R. Martirosyan, have signed a document of the “South Caucasus Geosciences” International Research Group (GDRI) for making amendments and additions to the GDRI foundation agreement, which prolongs the International Research Group’s (GDRI) “South Caucasus Geosciences” activity period.


Recall that GDRI international research group was formed in 2009, as a result of a competition for forming international research groups, in the scope of a contract between the RA Ministry of Education and Science and the French National Centre for Scientific Research. In the competition, the RA Institute of Geological Sciences won from the Armenian side. At the first stage of the GDRI activities, a group of 17 people from Armenia, participating in the programme throughout the 2009-13 period, conducted a survey on the topic “The Effect of the Earth Dynamic Evolution of the Lesser Caucasus Mountain Range on Natural Resources, Active Tectonics and the Risk”; the Armenian side invested 24 million 126 thousand AMD. French, Georgian and Azerbaijani scientific organisations are involved in the GDRI along with the Armenian organisation.


The aim of the project is the implementation of cooperation between countries in regional geological explorations.  In the framework of the programme, international business trips, joint scientific meetings, joint publications, etc., have been carried out.


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