Government of Arkhangelsk region

Ural branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences

Federal Center for Integrated Arctic Research of the Russian Academy of Sciences

Northern (Arctic) Federal University

Interregional Lomonosov Foundation

Dear colleagues!

We are pleased to invite you to the International conference «Global Problems of the Arctic and Antarctic» which is the joint initiative of the Government of Arkhangelsk region, Ural branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences (RAS), Federal Center for Integrated Arctic Research of the RAS (FCIARctic) and Northern (Arctic) Federal University (NArFU).

We draw your attention to the fact that due to restrictive measures due to the coronavirus pandemic, the dates of the Conference are postponed to 02—05 November, 2020.

General subject of the forum is related to the problem of response to impacts of the global climate change on the circumpolar areas. Menaces caused by this trend may be accelerated by phenomena leading to a further increase in temperatures, such as the release of carbon from inert natural reservoirs and the rapid decrease of the ice cover in the Arctic ocean.

Reports and discussions will be focused on scientific development and justification of capabilities and measures required for adaptation of life systems and infrastructures in the circumpolar regions to the climate changes. An efficiency of these measures is determined by research-based risk assessments and decisions.

Thematic sessions and panels (click here for session proposals)

  • Climate change and geocryological consequences in the Arctic and Antarctic;
  • Geophysical and isotope geochemical methods and technologies for mineral exploration;
  • The role of polar ecosystems in global biogeochemical cycles and its connections to the climate change;
  • Development and transfer of innovations in the Arctic and Antarctic;
  • Traditional culture and habitat: sustainable development of the North and the Arctic in a changing world;
  • Northern Sea Route, coastal infrastructure, navigation safety: problems, monitoring, risk management;
  • Arctic space: extractive industry oriented model or balanced development;
  • Arctic law: formation trends and development prospects;
  • Preservation of health and human adaptation in the Arctic zone in the changing climate;
  • Agriculture and food security in the circumpolar regions.

Working languages             Russian and English.

Registration deadline        11.09.2020

Key dates:

01.09.2020    deadline for registration and submission of texts for publication in the conference proceedings;

01.10.2020    release of the draft program;

15.10.2020    program final approval.

Click here to download the First Information Letter of the conference    

NEW DATES of the CONFERENCE. Click here to download Information Letter № 2    

Contact: Olga GUBINA; tel. 89115627273; conf2020@fciarctic.ru

Looking forward for welcoming you in Arkhangelsk!

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