About the Network
Established in July 2014, the Scientific Network for the Caucasus Mountain Region (SNC-mt) is an open network of researchers and other stakeholders interested in disciplinary, interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary research on the Caucasus region and academic collaboration. SNC-mt seeks to improve research capacity for and within this region (Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Islamic Republic of Iran, Russian Federation, Turkey) and to link research to the needs of sustainable development and environmental protection. With their initiative, scientists from the Caucasus and from other countries exploring the Caucasus are following in the tradition of counterparts from mountain regions around the world, where scientific networks have emerged to promote and consolidate knowledge and understanding about a given mountain range and to help confront transnational challenges.
SNC-mt aims at promoting research collaboration that generates knowledge on mountains to support sustainable development; coordinating the development of a comprehensive research strategy for the Caucasus mountain region; strengthening research capacities and making the Caucasus more prominent in European and global contexts; exchanging knowledge and sharing best practices within the Caucasus and with other mountain regions; and strengthening the nexus between scientists, practitioners and decision-makers.