Proceedings of the Fourth International Conference on Environmental Science and Technology (EST 2023)

Conference name: Proceedings of the Fourth International Conference on Environmental Science and Technology (EST 2023)
Date: 10-11 August 2023
Location: Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia (Offline)

The International Conference on Environmental Science and Technology (EST) is a bi-annual meeting organized by the Institute of Geography and Geoecology (IGG), Mongolian Academy of Sciences. The primary goal of the EST is to bring academic scientists, researchers, and scholars from diverse institutions in various countries to share their knowledge and findings in the field of environmental studies, social economy, and sustainability and to learn about technology and innovations applied to environmental studies in general. Since the first meeting in 2017, the EST has brought scientists and researchers from 16 countries and discussed over 200 presentations.

The Fourth International Conference on Environmental Science and Technology (EST 2023) was held in person in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia, between August 10 and 11, 2023. This year, the EST 2023 focused on findings of research implemented on the rapidly changing environment and its challenges due to climate change; identifying climate resilience and planning the regional development accordingly; and environmental technology and innovation in the natural conservation and application of the emerging field of geo-intelligences in environmental studies. Within these topics, the following main and sub-sessions were proposed:

Session 1: Environmental Challenges and Climate Change

Sub-session: Environmental component dynamics
Sub-session: Climate change impact and monitoring
Sub-session: Natural resources and utilization

Session 2: Regional Development and Environmental Policy

Sub-session: Economic geography and spatial development planning
Sub-session: Climate resilient development and policy
Sub-session: Transformation of city and environmental relations

Session 3: Environmental Technology and Innovation

Sub-session: Natural conservation technology and innovation
Sub-session: Environmental studies using geo-intelligence and geostatistics.

In total, 120 participants, which included graduate students, junior researchers, and senior and leading scientists, presented their outstanding research. Among the presenters, there were eight invited speakers, 70 oral presenters, and 42 poster presenters, who represented over 30 institutions, including universities, NGOs, and national institutes located in Russia, China, Japan, South Korea, Norway, Germany, Inner Mongolia, Buryatia, Spain, and Mongolia.

The participants were asked to submit the extended abstracts for the proceeding of the Environmental Science and Technology 2023 (EST 2023) international conference to publish with a DOI number in a series of Advances in Engineering Research from the Atlantis Press publisher. In this series, 42 articles were submitted and sent for peer-review, and only 21 articles were accepted and presented here.

We would like to thank the scientific committee, members of the organizing committee, and reviewers for their time and efforts to successfully organize the EST 2023. Also, we are grateful for the support of young researchers of the IGG and all the participants, who attended and presented at the conference. Finally, we are thankful to the Ministry of Education and Science, Ministry of Environment and Tourism, Mongolian Academy of Sciences, Future Earth, and the UNESCO chair for co-organizing the conference.