On the establishment of the SETAC RLB
The Resolution of International Conference "Bioindication in the Ecological Assessment of Soils and Related Habitats" (Bioassay-2013) stated the intent of large scientific community to integrate into the world society of environmental scientists and create a regional branch of SETAC (Russian Language Branch - RLB). The conference, which took place in February 2013 at Lomonosov Moscow State University, brought together active members of SETAC from number of European countries and USA (SETAC Europe and SETAC NA).
Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry SETAC is the largest nonprofit professional society of environmental scientists. Regional branch SETAC RLB plays a role of information space for Russian and English speaking members of SETAC. It allows joining forces of scientists and applied environmental scientists to develop and implement scientifically well-grounded principles of rational use of natural resources through the vast territory of Russia and adjacent states.
The main goal is development of scientific research with aim to prevent and minimize environment pollution and other ecological damages.
This is multidisciplinary forum of students and scientists, industry and government representatives. Society provides great opportunities for discussing and applying scientific knowledge in environmental policy. RLB helps to harmonize intrastate and interstate regulatory requirements in the field of environmental law.
Society plans to hold seminars, training courses and scientific conferences on the regular basis. The scope of these events includes problems of environmental risk estimation, technologies of biotesting and remediation, chemical-analytical methods and modern approaches.
SETAC RLB facilitates integration of environmental scientists in the global world society, regular meetings of specialists and collaboration in realization of international scientific projects.
Dr. Vera Terekhova