It is offered to make the town Salekhard the scientific center for development of the Arctic
10:59 8 декабря 2014
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The scientific conference on exploration of the Arctic – a new round in development of domestic science and innovations was completed in Salekhard.
Leading scientists of the country discussed different aspects of development of the Russian Arctic. The strategy of development of the Russian Arctic zone and national security till 2020, new approaches to conducting of scientific researches in the Arctic, problems of formation of administrative personnel for its modern integrated development, appearing of crisis natural phenomena and many other issues were among them.
Moderators of the sections summed up the results of scientific discussions. The director of the center for the North and the Arctic economy at the Council for study of productive forces Alexander Pilyasov emphasizes that Yamal becomes more and more significant territory for conducting of scientific discussion. As he notes, in Russia there are not so many interdisciplinary platforms, where scientists of high qualification can communicate under the flag of the Arctic. During the latest time Yamal became the place, where specialists could gather regularly and discuss complex problems of development of the circumpolar regions from all sides.
As the director of the Institute of the Earth Cryosphere at the Siberian branch of the RAS Dmitriy Drozdov notes, today in many branches of Russian sciences there are no opportunities to receive new materials and information for scientific researches. In Yamal scientists found support, they were invited with their scientific ideas, and multilateral help was suggested to them in exchange for results of scientific researches, as the scientist says.
The final resolution of the conference includes suggestions of the participants of the sessions and the round tables. In particular, the government of Yamal-Nenets Autonomous Okrug was recommended to scrutinize the issue about formation of a platform on the basis of the Russian center for exploration of the Arctic for interaction of scientists from arctic regions of Russia and polar countries, having created network of partner organizations. It was offered to continue work on increasing of scientific infrastructure, in particular, on creation of system of scientific stationary centers, seismic stations, scientific and research platforms on the territory of Yamal. As the press-service of the governor of Yamal informs, it was offered to scrutinize the issue on elaboration of the concept on making Salekhard the scientific center in the Arctic zone of the Russian Federation. The participants of the conference underlined significance of education of high-qualified personnel capable for effective organizational and administrative professional work in regions of the North and the Arctic. They also spoke about necessity to define food and ecological safety in the Arctic as one of priority directions of development of scientific researches and innovative practice.
Besides, it is offered to continue active work of search, research, preservation and popularization of historical and cultural legacy of indigenous peoples of Yamal. It will allow preserving traditional culture and economy of indigenous ethnic minorities of the North as a factor of sustainable development of the Russian Arctic.