Prof. Bonnin, Jean, president of EDNES. Fellow of Ecole Normale Supérieure. Docteur d’Etat from University Paris 7. Full professor at Institute of Physics of the Earth in Strasbourg (Institut de Physique du Globe de Strasbourg (IPGS)) since 1979. In 1983-1992 Secretary General of European Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC). One of the key figures of the EC DG XIII TAP project STACCIS (1996-1999) and the FP5 IST projects WISTCIS, TELEBALT, TELESOL (2000-2005). Author of 35 scientific articles and three books. His range of expertise includes geophysics, telematic problems of natural hazards monitoring, telematic developments in Baltic States and in CIS countries. Expert-evaluator of the EC DG XIII and DG XII.