Vakhushti Bagrationi Institute of Geography

Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University

Alexandre Javakhishvili Geographical Society of Georgia

Dear Colleagues,
Scientific bodies of Georgia – Institute of Geography, Tbilisi State University and Geographical Society of Georgia – organize an International Scientific Conference on “Environment and Global Warming” to be held from 15 to 17 September, 2011 in Tbilisi, Georgia. The Conference is dedicated to the 100th Anniversary of a famous geographer, climatologist and agrometeorologist Academician Feofan Davitaia.


Conference themes:
Historical Geography





Everybody interested to participate in the Conference is welcome.


Papers presented at the Conference and accepted by the Organizing Committee will be published in the Conference Proceedings’ Book.
Abstracts must be sent by March 1, 2011.


Abstracts should be submitted to:
The language of the Conference is English.


After Conference an excursion in Georgia will be organized.
There is no registration fee.


Instructions for writing abstracts:

Title of abstract: font size – 12 pt; bold;
The author/authors’ name(s), initials, affiliation and e-mail address: font size – 10 pt, italic;
Text of the abstract: Microsoft Word doc. Font – Times New Roman, size – 11 pt;
Single line spacing; paragraph – 1 cm.
Abstract should not exceed 150 words, at the end of the abstract 4-6 key words are to added.

Important Dates:
Abstract submission deadline: March 1, 2011

The second Information Letter: March 10, 2011

Full paper submission deadline: May 1, 2011


Papers in English language should be submitted electronically to:
Mailing Address:

Vakhushti Bagrationi Institute of Geography,

Merab Aleksidze Street ? 1/8,

0193, Tbilisi, Georgia
Contacts of the Conference Organizing Committee:

Tel.: (+99532) 33-14-18, 33-14-17

Fax: (+99532) 33-14-17


Contact Person: Nino Chikhradze (Ms.)


Information about Academician Feofan Davitaia and his Research Activities
Feofan Davitaia (1911-1979), a member of the Academy of Sciences of Georgia, was a well-known scientist in the spheres of climatology and agrometeorology. He served as a Vice-President of the International Geographical Union (1972-1979), was a Member of the Presidium of the Academy of Sciences of Georgia and the Chairperson of the Department of Earth Sciences of the named Academy, Deputy Head of the Main Hydrometeorological Service of the USSR, President of the Geographical Society of Georgia, Director of the Vakhushti Bagrationi Institute of Geo­graphy, Chief Editor of the Journal “Meteorology and Hydrology” (published in the USSR).


F. Davitaia contributed to the creation of “The Atlas of Georgia” and edited the “The National Atlas of Cuba”. He contributed greatly to the foundation of the Institute of Geography of the Cuban Academy of Sciences.
F. Davitaia carried out scholarly work in different research fields – General and Agricultural Climatology, Agrometeorology, Geography of Agriculture, Problems of Environment Protection and Conversion. He contributed a lot to the theoretical justification of methods opposing unfavorable conditions of climate and weather; he worked out methods of agroclimatic zoning and agricultural assessment of climate; Davitaia created a new scientific trend in industrial assessment of climate; he determined earlier unknown phenomenon of systemic decrease of free oxygen in the environment under the influence of modern civilization.


F. Davitaia had been elected a Honorary Member of many country’s Scientific Societies. He delivered lectures in the universities of many countries (Australia, Belgium, Brazil, Bulgaria, Canada, China, Cuba, Czechoslovakia, England, France, Greece, India, Ireland, Japan, Mexico, New Zealand, Nigeria, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, Sweden, Switzerland, USA, etc). He had been on long-term scientific missions to China and Cuba, where he published several books in Spanish and Chinese languages.
F. Davitaia was awarded the title of a Honored Research Fellow of the Georgian SSR, various medals and orders, therefore Gold Medal of the Cuban Academy of Sciences, Order of Honor of the USSR and Medals of the World War II. He gained twice State Prize in the fields of Science and Technology of the USSR, and twice – the Voeikov Prize.

Organizing Committee