UNESCO - IUGS - IGCP 610
From the Caspian to Mediterranean:
Environmental Change and Human Response
during the Quaternary
To ensure effective control of Project activities according to the Workplan, a management system based on sharing of responsibilities has been devised:
- The Project will be managed by Project Headquarters consisting of five Co-Leaders, seven National
Coordinators, six Geographical Coordinators, as well as the Editorial and Educational Boards.
- The National Coordinators: Aliyeva, E. (Azerbaijan); Chepalyga, A. (Russia); Çağatay, N. (Turkey);
Mart, Y. (Israel); Javakhishvili, Z. (Georgia); Oaie, G. (Romania); and Sergeeva, N. (Ukraine) will organize the
Plenary Conferences, Field Trips, and Summer Schools.
- The Geographical Coordinators will collect data within their regions.
- The Editorial Board will edit the Conference Proceedings, Field Trip Guides, and Final Monograph.
- The Educational Board will prepare didactic materials and, together with the National Coordinators, will
organize Summer Schools.
- The Project Headquarters reflects the wide diversity of the area under study. It ensures the right balance
between "top down" and "bottom up" strategic decision-making, harmonization of scientific, administrative,
and financial co-ordination, and updating of the IGCP Secretariat with the Project's day-to-day activities.
It also provides information flow to project participants through e-mail and project websites; progress of
scientific work; proportional participation of scientists from developing and developed countries and
additional funding for the Project; communication outside the project; contacts with end-users and dissemination
of the results by publishing them in peer-reviewed literature; preparing a scientific narrative/s for a large
Programme, e.g., the Eighth European Frameworks, ESF, etc.
- Each Regional Coordinator will form eight inter-coordinated Working Groups (WGs) covering all Project objectives.