The international seminar "Caspian sea – sustainable development and management", organized by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the State enterprise for Caspian sea at the President of Turkmenistan jointly with the International Ocean Institute (IOI), will be held in the national tourist zone "Avaza" from 5 to 14 March 2018.
The event is attended by experts from various ministries and agencies of Azerbaijan, Iran, Kazakhstan, Russia and Turkmenistan, as well as international experts – scientific consultants of IOI in the field of marine economics, politics, management, ecology, law of the sea.
As it is reported on the website of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Turkmenistan, the 10-day training program includes a wide range of issues related to the economic, social and environmental aspects of the development of the Caspian States. Thematically, the course is divided into four modules: "Ocean governance Structure", "Financial mechanisms for sustainable water management", "Ocean governance mechanisms" and "Caspian sea governance".
The seminar will cover such topics as "Richness of the oceans", "Impact of climate change on the marine environment", "Marine biodiversity", "Environmental impact assessment", "Integrated coastal zone management", "Marine spatial planning", "Application of international law in the exploration and exploitation of oil, gas and other resources of the Caspian sea", "Application of international standards for the regulation of navigation on the realities of the Caspian sea", "Projects of the global environment facility in Turkmenistan", "Caspian sea Region: socio-economic and political contexts", "Caspian environmental program", etc.
The training includes lectures, workshops, interactive discussions, round tables, presentations.
Within the framework of the seminar there will be an excursion to the Khazar state reserve.