Institute “Cadaster” – the first brainwork centre in the field of sustainable natural resource use in contemporary Russia that systemically develops socio-cultural methodology of environmental management. The Institute was established in 2001. Its organizational form – socially responsible autonomous non-commercial organization. Activities of the organization was certified by the International association of certification bodies IQNet on management quality systems (ISO 9001:2008) and environmental management (ISO 14001:2004).
Selection of the basic scientific priority was conditioned by a deep perception by the management and staff members of the Institute of responsibility to the Society on the necessity of a comprehensive assistance in transition of the Russian Federation to sustainable innovation-oriented development for improving quality of life of present and future generations. Such type of development is based on the recognition of the possibility for simultaneous attaining economic growth and environment protection due to new technologies in the process of ecomodernization with the decrease of environmental risks, first of all health risks