“Colleagues are concerned about issues related to environmental monitoring of water bodies. They have highly polluted lakes Managua and Nicaragua. They are interested in issues related to biotechnology and the biodiversity of coastal waters. Environmental risks will also be studied, since the country is in the zone of hurricanes coming from the Caribbean Sea,” Roman Gorbunov, director of the Institute of South Seas Biology of the Russian Academy of Sciences, PhD in Geographical Sciences, told TASS. .
According to him, hurricanes cause the destruction of settlements and catastrophic consequences for the natural environment. The research carried out can be used for environmental management, as well as for more efficient development of agriculture and forestry.
Signing of a cooperation agreement between the Institute of Biology of the South Seas named after AO Kovalevsky RAS and the National Autonomous University of Nicaragua (UNAN) took place on December 16, 2022 in the city of Managua.
“Nicaraguan colleagues are very interested in collaborating with us on environmental monitoring, developing solutions to restore the state of aquatic ecosystems, including lake and river ecosystems. It should be noted that Nicaraguan scientists have a high level and very good laboratories. These are “strong partners with whom we can have really significant scientific results. They, like us, note the importance of not only applied science, but also the need to strengthen fundamental research, and count on productive joint work in this direction.” with Russian scientists”, Roman Gorbunov commented on the signing of the agreement.