1- The impact of climate change on: sea level, bio-resources, bio-diversity, marine invasive species, ecology and food web: past, present and future.
2- Climate and hydro-meteorological features of the basin.
3- International cooperation, socio-economical development, Industry and energy-food, water-ecosystem nexus and the state of fishes and fisherie in the Caspian region.
4- Physical and chemical characteristics of the Caspian Sea.
5- Geology, geomorphology and paleogeography.
6- Marine geophysics, seismology, seismic hazard assessment
7- The application of remote sensing and GIS on investigation of modern climatic trends
8- Archeology and paleoarcheology of the Caspian region
9- Sustainable development, disaster and risks of the Caspian Sea Region.
10- Changing ecosystem health of Caspian Sea under multiple stressors