This conference contains the scientific materials of the VIII All-Russian Science and Technology Conference “Contemporary Issues of Geology, Geophysics and Geoecology of the North Caucasus” (CIGGG 20018), which was held on October 10-13, 2018 in Essentuki, Russia by the Academy of Sciences of the Chechen Republic (Grozny) and the Department of Natural Resources Management in the North Caucasus Federal District (Essentuki).
The following main scientific fields were traditionally included in the conference program:
1. Geology of southern Russia (Northern Caucasus and Crimea)
2. Geology and development of deposits
3. Hydrogeology and engineering geology
4. Geophysics. Geodynamics. Seismology
5. Geoecology. Sustainable development
6. Automation. Power engineering
The collection includes the materials of the reports, which reflect the results of the work of scientists and specialists of a number of educational, scientific and industrial organizations in the field of geology, geophysics, geography and geoecology. A wide range of scientific problems has been covered: beginning from the study of the deep structure of the North Caucasus and separate regions of Russia and ending with the problems of ecology, geography and environmental protection activities. A significant number of reports have been devoted to the issues of geology and mineral resources of the North Caucasus. Particular attention is paid to the promising fields of modern geology and geophysics - forecasting and mineral exploration, using the latest methods and technologies, modeling the geological structure, environmental problems, etc.
Certain papers, which reflect the authors' own views, are debatable. According to the members of the editorial board, they stimulate scientific discussions, which to some extent contributes to the development of the relevant subdiscipline. In general, the analysis of the research problematics presented in the reports of the conference participants shows their relevance, scientific significance and interdisciplinary nature. The great interest in the conference of geologists and geophysicists of scientific and industrial organizations in the South of Russia allows judging the relevance of the problems discussed and contributes to the expansion of interregional scientific ties.
The collection of the scientific materials of the VIII All-Russian Science and Technology Conference “Contemporary Issues of Geology, Geophysics and Geoecology of the North Caucasus” is of interest to a wide range of experts in various fields, scientists engaged in the problems of development of the natural resources in the North Caucasus, harmonious exploitation and environmental protection, as well as students and teachers.
The Organizing Committee of the VIII All-Russian Science and Technology Conference “Contemporary Issues of Geology, Geophysics and Geoecology of the Northern Caucasus”