Azerbaijani, Turkmen Academies of Sciences sign protocol of intent

ICT Materials 30 September 2010 15:33 (UTC +04:00)

Azerbaijan, Baku, September 30 / Trend H. Valiyev /

The Azerbaijani National Academy of Sciences (ANAS) signed a memorandum of intent with the Turkmen Academy of Sciences, Telman Aliyev, Director of the ANAS Institute of Cybernetics, told Trend.

He said that the protocol will be the basis of cooperation between scientific institutions in both countries in planning and conducting joint research projects, conferences, and so on.

"The Institute of Cybernetics held talks with the Turkmen Institute of Seismology to apply seismic monitoring systems. A new generation control and monitoring system was demonstrated in the Turkmen Academy of Sciences. The Turkmen side expressed interest in the monitoring system of abnormal seismic processes that are currently used in the unused oil well on the Gum Adasi field," Aliyev said.

Experimental work in the well is underway. It is still early to speak about any results, he said.

A seismic monitoring system was approved by the Azerbaijani Ministry of Emergency Situations. The use of the monitoring system in buildings can reveal defects such as gas leaks, and power line failures, and determine their causes.

Sensors installed in buildings quickly transmit information over a local network to a central monitoring system. The technical condition of the house is then analyzed. The scientific development also gives a comprehensive analysis of technical condition of several residential and commercial facilities.

Aliyev said that there are seismically active zones and zones with a high groundwater level. This negatively affects the industrial and residential buildings under construction. If the technical conditions of several buildings change at the same time, it can be an indicator of anomalies and seismic activity, in particular, landslides. The system is able to provide information about emergency situations before they happen.