A cooperation treaty was signed in the National Academy of Sciences of the Republic of Armenia between the RA MNP “Environmental Monitoring and Information Centre” SNCO, Institute for Informatics and Automation Problems of NAS RA, “Service of Hydrometeorology and Active Impact on Atmospheric Phenomena” SNCO of the Ministry of Emergency Situations of RA. The directors of the above mentioned organizations signed the agreement: Simon Papyan, Vladimir Sahakyan and Levon Vardanyan. President of the National Academy of Sciences (NAS) of Armenia Radik Martirosyan, RA Minister of Nature Protection Artsvik Minasyan, RA Minister of Emergency Situations Davit Tonoyan and other officials had a participation in the document signing ceremony.
Addressing the attendees, Radik Martirosyan presented cooperation perspectives and new technical capacities undertaken by NAS on the margins of the treaty.
Vladimir Sahakyan noted that party organizations to the agreement have been collaborating since 2009 and presently, five-year pilot projects are signed to be jointly implemented.
Simon Papyan, submitting the principal directions of the agreement along with NAS and RA MES, stressed that the cooperation will be set on legal basis by this agreement, that will enhance the efficiency of collective works.
Director of “Service of Hydrometeorology and Active Impact on Atmospheric Phenomena” SNCO Levon Vardanyan attributed importance to the cooperation with NAS; the latter notably contributed to ensuring developments in hydro-meteorological sector.
RA Minister of Nature Protection Artsvik Minasyan attached significance to use scientific potential of NAS RA in all spheres of the republic and suggested to sign a more comprehensive framework agreement among three organizations in the future, which will provide a good opportunity to fully involve NAS RA in state and grant projects and bolster the partnership with the objective to response to turn of events conditioned by global climate change and fulfill mitigation actions. “By setting up “Environmental Monitoring and Information Centre” SNCO at the RA Ministry of Nature Protection, we set a goal of creating an institution, that will conduct monitoring through environmental components, while they are interconnected, thus will bring about entire predictions. To efficiently realize the purposes, the implementation of science-based projects alongside NAS RA is required”: RA Minister of Nature Protection emphasized.
RA Minister of Emergency Situations Davit Tonoyan, welcoming signing of memorandum of partnership, emphasized that it will encourage his ministry to solve one of the crucial issues in a well-organized way: the issue of early warning system and disaster prevention.
In recent years, the Institute for Informatics and Automation Problems of NAS RA and the RA MNP specialists have performed a number of activities to tackle environmental matters using information technology /IT/. In particular, up-to-date digital models were researched and checked in atmospheric emission management sector to assess and forecast atmosphere pollution, electronic databases were created, atmospheric emissions from stationary sources were mapped. The Treaty envisages executing several works over establishing electronic management system, databases, atmospheric pollution assessment, mapping, modelling as well as creating automated monitoring system (on-line).
These activities will benifit from the agreement signing and there will be empowered a possability of introducing scientific researches into production activity, the partnership between NAS RA and the RA Ministry of Nature Protection will boost.
The program results are pivotal for various branches of economy, business environment, including scientific and educational institutions. Electronic management systems will improve productiveness and transparency of environmental management, ensure reliability and availability of data, promote reducing risk corruption.