The youth expedition will go to the Arctic next April
14:43 7 ноября 2014
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The First Vice-President of the Russian Geographical Society Artur Chilingarov announced about the beginning of the selection tour of the new international youth forum dedicated to the Arctic.
The International youth forum «The Arctic Expedition» is a new project of the Federal Agency on affairs of youth and the Russian Geographical Society. It includes thematic lectures of leading teachers, discussions, exhibitions and master-classes. The forum will take place in the format of an adventure game, by the results of which the most erudite and active participants will go to the Russian drifting polar station «Barneo» in April to the real expedition to the North Pole, as it is informed on the website of the Russian Geographical Society.
In total 150 people from countries of the arctic region will participate in the forum: 110 young researchers from Russia, and 40 people from Norway, Denmark, Canada and the USA. Candidates must meet certain requirements: they should be not younger than 18 years old but not older than 29 years old. Besides, they should present a certificate about state of health and absence of counter indications for work in conditions of the Far North. Young specialists should show their professional interest to the theme of the Arctic and have scientific works and publications. Besides, the candidates should write an essay on the theme «The Arctic and development of the Arctic zone» and answer to the question «Why exactly I should go to the North Pole». Applications for participation are received till the 6th of December. Names of participants of the first stage of the expedition will be known on the 12th of January. The selection tour will take place in the beginning of February in Tver Oblast.