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Dear colleague! We invite you to take part in an online survey about management in mountain environments.

Best regards,Catherine Tucker, Irasema Alcántara-Ayala, Alexey Gunya, Elizabeth Jimenez, Xu Jun, Julia Klein, and Esther Mwangi

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1) On October 01-03, 2019 on the basis of the geographical faculty of Irkutsk state University (Irkutsk, Irkutsk region) will be held the all-Russian scientific conference with international participation "Geographical research of Asian Russia and adjacent territories: new methods and approaches".  The conference is dedicated to the 70th anniversary of the geographical faculty of Irkutsk state University. Registration of the Conference participants must be completed by February 18, 2019. Information letter (Ru)…

2) On November 26-28, 2019, the International scientific and practical conference "Сross-Border regions in the context of global changes: modern challenges and prospects of development" will be held at the Altai state University. Applications for participation in the conference should be sent by February 18, 2019, inclusive, to the e - mail address Questions about participation in the conference can be sent by e-mail or clarify on the telephone (in INF. letter.) Information letter (Ru)...

3) Competition for the best projects of organization of scientific events held in March-December 2019 in the territory of the Russian Federation ("Scientific events"). Applications will be accepted until February 21, 2019, inclusive. Competition code: "Scientific events". More detailed (Ru)…

4) 27 to 29 September 2019 at Karachay-Cherkess state University named after U.D. Aliyev the I International Scientific Conference "Actual directions of balanced development of mountain territories in the context of an interdisciplinary approach" (Karachay, Karachay-Cherkess Republic) will be held. To participate in the conference it is necessary to send the registration form to the e-mail address of the Conference Organizing Committee until February 16, 2019. Information letter with registration form...(Ru)...

5) Published a new book: Yefremov «Geography of the Himalayas» and «The Hindu Kush Himalaya Assessment Mountains, Climate Change, Sustainability and People».

Died Professor Bruno Messerli

February 4, 2019, at 88-year life after a serious long illness died the famous Swiss geographer, Professor Bruno Messerli.

Bruno Messerli made an invaluable contribution to the development of mountain geography in its new dimension – global change and sustainable development. The group of international experts, led by Bruno Messerli "Mountain agenda-21", has achieved the inclusion of mountain issues into the "Global agenda for the XXI century" of the United Nations conference in Rio de Janeiro in 1992. He was a foreign member of the Russian Academy of Sciences and co-author of a new direction of research of mountain regions, which arose in the mid-1980s.

NCSC website reports:

2019/16/02: "Main pag" page updated.
2019/16/02: "News of the North Caucasus" page updated.
2019/16/02: "Newsletters" page updated.
2019/16/02: "Conferences of other regions of Russia" page updated.
2019/15/02: "Main page – Short news" page updated.

 The motto of  NCSC


The International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development is a regional intergovernmental learning and knowledge sharing centre serving the eight regional member countries of the Hindu Kush Himalaya.

The Mountain Research Initiative is a non-profit organization that promotes global change research in mountain regions across borders and disciplines through connection, communication, and collaboration – with a view to supporting pathways towards sustainable mountain development.

Centre for development and environment (CDE) - interdisciplinary research centre, University of Berne, Switzerland

December 11 - International Mountain Day

Ru:  Адрес электронной почты сайта и Секретариата СКНС (ncscnew):

En:  You can email the website and the Administrative Office of the NCSC (ncscnew) at:

Ru:   Если Вы хотите обменяться персональными координатами с участниками СКНС, Вы можете сделать это через почту сайта СКНС (ncscnew).

En:   In need of sharing personal data with any of the NCSC partners, please, make use of the NCSC email (ncscnew). 

Ru:   Новая версия сайта СКНС создана и запущена в мае 2017 г.

En:   The new version of the NCSC website (ncscnew) was set up in May 2017.

Ru:   На почту сайта Северо-Кавказского Научного Сотрудничества Вы можете отправлять:

  • Информацию, которую вы считаете необходимой для размещения на сайте (новости, выявленные проблемы и возможные пути их решения, результаты исследований и экспертных заключений, планируемые мероприятия и т. д.).
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En:  Via the NCSC email you can forward the following:

  • Any information you may consider relevant for publishing on the website (e. g., news, advice on detected problems and their possible solutions, research results and findings of expert studies, future arrangements etc.
  • Debatable issues, comments and critiques on science topics, ground-breaking approaches.
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  • Your personal opinion on a most probable development of the NCSC network, your observations and suggestions on how to harmonize scientific activities and take advantage of the NCSC website and other information assets.

Ru:   Сайтом СКНС (ncscnew) соблюдаются требования конфиденциальности персональных данных, согласно статьям 7, 8, 9 Федерального закона от 27 июля 2006 г. № 152-ФЗ "О персональных данных" и требования Федерального закона от 27.07.2006 г. № 149-ФЗ "Об информации, информационных технологиях и о защите информации".

En:   The NCSC website maintains strict confidentiality of personal data in full accordance with Sections 7, 8, 9 of Federal Act № 152-FZ “On Personal Data” dated July 27, 2006 and the requirements of Federal Act № 149-FZ “On Information, Information Technologies and Information Security” dated July 27, 2006.

Ru:   В случае получения материалов, нарушающих действующее законодательство России об информации, Администрация сайта   оставляет за собой право отклонить их размещение на сайте, без дополнительного сообщения об этом.

En:   In case if arrived materials are breaking any of current Russian federal laws on information, the website authorities reserve the right to decide against placing any materials on the site, without any prior notice.

Ru:   Материалы, представленные на этом сайте, можно использовать в информационных, научных и учебных целях. Ссылка на сайт СКНС желательна.

En:   All materials available on this website can be used for informational, scientific and educational purposes. A reference to the NCSC website is required.