Since March 4, the seventh training course “Caspian Sea - sustainable development and management” has been held in the "Avaza" National Tourist Zone. The event was organized by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Turkmenistan and the State Enterprise for the Caspian Sea under the President of Turkmenistan in cooperation with the International Ocean Institute (IOI), which is a UN partner, the website of the Foreign Ministry of Turkmenistan reports.
The current seminar is presented by employees of the oil and gas industry, foreign policy agencies, environmental organizations, the transport sector, fishing organizations, hydro meteorological services and other fields of activity of the Caspian countries.
Honorary guests of the training course were Director of IOI Antonella Vassallo and doctor of geographical Sciences, adviser to the Executive Secretary of the intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission of UNESCO Yuri Olyunin.
The current course consists of four modules – the structure of ocean governance, financial mechanisms for sustainable management of water resources, governance arrangements, relationships with the ocean and management of the Caspian Sea.
President of Turkmenistan Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov, speaking at the Summit in Aktau, noted that "today all economic activity in the Caspian Sea needs strict scientific support, should be based on a holistic perception of the ongoing natural and anthropogenic processes, a system of monitoring and forecasting. In this regard, it seems appropriate to develop a five-party Agreement on scientific research in the Caspian Sea."
In connection with this initiative of the Turkmen leader this year, the program of the training course, which will last until March 15, focuses on regional cooperation in the field of marine scientific research.
As part of the training course "The Caspian Sea - Sustainable Development and Management", its students will visit the Khazar Reserve.