IGMASS — NEW APPROACH OF DISASTER MANAGEMENT
In its history, man and humanity as a whole have been and still are helpless in the face of the challenges and dangers of the Nature of the Earth and the Universe. In turn, the planet, having accumulated a critical mass of unreasonable activities of Man, powerfully and adequately pays us with man-made and natural cataclysms, exchanging its vulnerability for human casualties and losses.
Globalization and technological progress have set before mankind the problem of preserving the environment, its protection from natural and man-made disasters.
The development of broad international cooperation is the dictate of the times. The emergence of new threats and the aggravation of many existing threats on a global scale – from terrorism and the spread of weapons of mass destruction to natural and man-made disasters – require a solidarity response of the entire world community.
At the same time the interdependence of the globalizing world and the emerging multipolarity create favorable conditions for the development of international relations in the interest of the fullest possible use of scientific achievements and advanced technologies for the benefit of all countries and peoples.
Space influences earthly affairs in the most direct way and thereby helps people in their work.
Man’s conquest of space is unequivocally one of the most important turns in the history of human society. This turn of development broadened the sphere of reason, the sphere of interaction between nature and society.