Meeting under the Forum on Nuclear Cooperation in Asia (FNCA)

In Sydney city the Australian organization for nuclear sciences and technologies hosted a meeting “Research into climatic variations using nuclear and isotope technologies” between October 23 and 27 under the Forum for Nuclear Cooperation in Asia (FNCA) which was attended by the Deputy Director for Applied Research of branch IRSE — Asan Aidarkhanov who represented Kazakhstan. The other member countries participating in this event were Bangladesh, China, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, Mongolia, the Philippines and Thailand. This workshop initiated by Australia consolidated knowledge and experience of member states of the Forum for Nuclear Cooperation in Asia (FNCA) for a better understanding of how the knowledge collected on climatic changes in the past can help evaluation of changes that occur in the environment now and in the future. The focus of the FNCA workshop attention was the issue of how utilization of nuclear and isotope techniques to analyze ecological changes in climate for bottom sediments, corals, rings, riverbeds, limestone caves and bedrock combined with conventional analytical and environmental techniques will allow scientists to retrace past climatic factors and processes as well as the exchange of experience, evaluation and opportunities available in the Asia-Pacific Region for understanding complex climatic factors of the Earth.