This quantity is predicated at the shows and deliberations of a sophisticated examine Workshop (ARW) "Caspian Sea: A Quest for Environmental safeguard" that was once hung on March 15-19, 1999, in Venice (Italy). The Workshop used to be subsidized through the NATO's department for medical and Environmental Affairs, with extra aid supplied through the belief for Mutual figuring out (USA). It was once geared up via Duke University's heart for overseas improvement learn with the information of the overseas Committee of scientists from Russia, usa. Georgia and Italy and organizational guidance rendered by means of Venice foreign college. The Caspian Sea quarter is of profound value from the point of view of worldwide and neighborhood environmental safety. New geopolitical and monetary situations have created a mix of pageant. reluctant collaboration, and criminal, political, monetary and ideological wrangling. there's an excessive debate over how the Caspian and its assets may be divided between littoral states and the way those assets are to be built. whereas so much littoral states and the foreign businesses try to increase the area's enormous hydrocarbon power, it's transparent that the Caspian's distinctive and fragile atmosphere is in danger.

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