International Research and Training Conference

The conference is to be arranged within the frameworks of "Baltic See Underground Innovation Network" (BSUIN) project of "Interreg. Baltic Sea Region" program, involving specialists from the participating countries

Karelian Research Centre
of the Russian Academy of Sciences
International Research and Training Conference


Dear Colleagues!

Karelian Research Centre of the Russian Academy of Sciences hereby invites to take part in International Research and Training Conference "Challenges of Underground Space Use", which will be held in Petrozavodsk (the Republic of Karelia) on June 20 - 21, 2019.

The conference is to be arranged within the frameworks of "Baltic See Underground Innovation Network" (BSUIN) project of "Interreg. Baltic Sea Region" program, involving specialists from the participating countries.

Purposes of the conference:

  • Discussion of legal, organizational and financial aspects of using underground mining workings for the purposes other than extraction of minerals.
  • Exchange of experience, studying of the possibilities and arrangement of the interaction between underground laboratories and mining museums.

Focus areas of the conference:

  1. Underground workings as monuments of nature and historical and cultural heritage. Historical and culturological aspect.
  2. Conversion and adaptation of underground mining workings to the purposes other than extraction of minerals. Legislative regulation and organizational aspects.
  3. Assessment of underground workings' economic potential. Various applications of underground space (scientific researches, education, museumification, recreation and etc.)
  4. Safety assurance for out-of-operation underground workings. Studying transformation of mining workings on post-technogenesis stage and under the conditions of increasing anthropogenic burden; mitigation of risks, prevention of accidents.
  5. Promotion of underground mining and industrial heritage in media landscape.

The specified list is non-exhaustive and can be added.

Working languages of the conference:: Russian, English.

Travel and living costs at the expense of the sending party.

Registration of the participants of the conference

Application forms of the participants of the conference are admitted up to and including May 17, 2019 to e-mail address: heritage@krc.karelia.ru

Registration form

Should the subject of a report does not meet the focus areas of the conference, the organizing committee shall notify the participant of it on June 1, 2019 at the latest, suggesting either correcting the subject or rejecting making the report.

Organizing committee of the conference

O.N. Bakhmet - doctor of biological sciences, Corresponding Member, RAS, Chairman of the Presidium of KarRC RAS, chairman of the organizing committee

S.A. Svetov - doctor of geological and mineralogical sciences, professor, director of the Institute of Geology, KarRC RAS, deputy chairman of the organizing committee

Panu Jalas - head of "Baltic Sea Underground Innovation Network" (BSUIN) project

V.V. Schiptcov - doctor of geological and mineralogical sciences, professor, head of mineral resources laboratory of the Institute of Geology, KarRC RAS

V.A. Shekov - PhD in technical sciences, deputy director for science of the Institute of Geology, KarRC RAS,
conference coordinator

Secretariat

A.A. Yushko - Chairman of eco-efficient tourism commission of Leningrad branch of the Russian Geographical Society, secretary of the organizing committee

K.V. Shekov - research worker of the Institute of Geology, KarRC RAS, adviser of the organizing committee

Requirement to reports and abstracts

Application form shall include subject of the report, abstract of the report of no more than 4000 char-acters and information about the author: full name, scientific degree (if any), position and place of work/study, postal address, e-mail address, contract phone numbers, need in booking a hotel, dates of arrival and departure.

By the decision of the organizing committee of the conference the best reports of the invited experts will be recommended for publication in Russian scientific magazines-partners of Karelian Research Centre RAS. Submission requirements to scientific articles are to be sent upon requests of the participants interested in publishing their materials by Russian magazines.

Contact information of the organizers of the conference

Karelian Research Centre RAS - 185910 Petrozavodsk, Pushkinskaya Str., 11

Contact persons:

Anton Alekseevich Yushko (mob.phone +7 921 900 96 56)

Kirill Vitalievich Shekov (mob.phone +7 911 665 90 60)

e-mail: heritage@krc.karelia.ru