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Natural Sciences

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Russian Federation

Russian Federation
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  • Middle Volga Biosphere Reserve, Russian Federation

The country hosts a UNESCO Cluster Office in Moscow, which covers Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, the Republic of Moldova and the Russian Federation.

The Russian Federation and UNESCO Natural Sciences Sector cooperate closely in several fields. For instance, it participated in the creation of the International Basic Sciences Programme, aimed at developing the scientific potential of Member States and encouraging joint research projects at the international level.

The transboundary Lake Peipsi-Chudskoe Basin, which it shares with Estonia, is the subject of several water-related UNESCO projects.

Below you can access the projects that are currently being implemented in the country within the framework of UNESCO’s Natural Sciences Sector.



- Hydrology for the Environment, Life and Policy programme (HELP) project in the Lake peipsi-Chudskoe basin  (Estonia/Russian Federation) More

- World Water Assessment Programme case study on Lake Peipsi/Chudskoe-Pskovskoe basin (Estonia/Russian Federation) More

- UNESCO Chair in Water Resources, established in 2001 at Irkutsk State University, Russian Federation More

- Northern European Flow Regimes from International Experimental and Network Data (FRIEND) More


People, Biodiversity and Ecology

- Global Change and Mountain Regions (GLOCHAMORE)

- Biosphere Reserves (WNBRs)

- UNESCO Chair in Regional Studies for Environmental and Population Issues, established in 1996 at the North-Ossetian State University More

- UNESCO Chair in Environmental Education in Siberia, established in 1995 at Altai State Technical University More

- UNESCO Chair in Environmental Ethics, established in 2006 at the East-Siberian State Technical University of Technology, Ulan-Ude More

- UNESCO Chair in Sustainable Development, Environmental Sciences and Social Problems, established in 1997 at Novosibirsk State University More

- UNESCO Chair on Ecologically Safe Development of Large Regions: Volga Basin, established in 1997 at Nizhni Novgorod State Academy of Architecture and Civil Engineering More



- Pacific Tsunami Warning and Mitigation System (ICG/PTWS)

- UNESCO Chair in Remote Sensing and Modeling in Oceanography, established in 2006 at The Russian State Hydrometeorological University, St Petersburg More

- UNESCO Chair in Marine Ecology, established in 1998 at the Far Eastern State University More

- UNESCO Chair in Marine Geology and Geophysics, established in 1994 at Moscow State University More


Earth Sciences

- Structural and Tectonic Correlation across the Central Asia Orogenic Collage: Implications for Continental Growth and Intracontinental Deformation (IGCP, Project 480)

- Quaternary Land-Ocean Interactions (IGCP, Project 495)

- Global Comparison of Volcanic-hosted Massive Sulphide Districts (IGCP, Project 502)

- Marine and Non-marine Jurassic: Global correlation and major geological events (IGCPProject 506)

- Global correlation of A-type granites and related rocks, their mineralization, and significance in lithospheric evolution (IGCP, Project 510)

- Black Sea-Mediterranean Corridor during the last 30,000 years: Sea level change and human adaptation (IGCP, Project 521)

- Arc-Continent Collision (IGCP, Project 524)

- Gold-bearing hydrothermal fluids of oregenic deposits (IGCP, Project 540)

- Low-temperature thermochronology: applications and inter-laboratory calibration (IGCP, Project 543)

- Rapid Environmental/Climate Change in the Cretaceous Greenhous World: Ocean-Land Interaction (IGCP, Project 555)

- UNESCO Chair in Environmental and Engineering Geology for Sustainable Development, established in 1998 at Moscow University of Engineering Ecology More


Basic and Engineering Sciences

- UNESCO Chair in Ecologically Clean Engineering, established in 1994 at Moscow State University of Environmental Engineering More

- UNESCO Chair on Distance Education in Engineering, established in 1999 at St Petersburg State University of Aerospace Instrumentation More

- UNESCO Chair in High Technology for Education and Science, established in 1997 at Moscow State Institute of Electronic Engineering More

- UNESCO Chair in New Materials and Technologies, established in 2001 at Krasnoyarks State Technical University More

- International UNESCO Chair / Network on Transfer of Technologies for Sustainable Development (TTSD), established in 1993 at the International Centre for Educational Systems More

-  International Sustainable Energy Development Center More


Sciences Policy and Sustainable Development

- Establishing Science and Technology Parks More


Coasts and Small Islands

- Sustainable coastal development in the White Sea, Barents Sea region of northern Russia More


Renewable and Alternative Energy 

- UNESCO Chair in Renewable Energy and Rural Electrification, established in 1997 at the All-Russian Research Institute for Electrification of Agriculture More


Remote Sensing

- Satellite Imagery for the Inventory and Preservation of Frozen Tombs in Altai Mountains More

- UNESCO Chair in Remote Sensing and Modeling in Oceanography, established in 2006 at The Russian State Hydrometeorological University, St Petersburg More

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