Artur Chilingarov declares about creation of the interdisciplinary program on scientific exploration of the Arctic
15:59 12 декабря 2014
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The forum «The Arctic: The Present and the Future» took place in Saint Petersburg under the aegis of the interregional public organization «The Association of Polar Explorers».
More than 700 Russian and foreign experts, representatives of federal and regional authorities, and also companies interested in development of the Arctic participated in the sessions of the forum.
Key decisions taken this year within fulfillment of the Strategy on development of the Arctic zone of the Russian Federation, socioeconomic problems of polar regions, development of transport and transit potential and energy complex of the Arctic, issues of rational usage of natural resources, ecological safety, human resourcing and protection of cultural-historical legacy of peoples of the North were discussed, as the informational and analytical center «Vremya Arktiki» (the Arctic time) informs.
As the head of the association of polar explorers, the special presidential envoy on international cooperation in the Arctic and Antarctic Artur Chilingarov notes within the first plenary session, development of natural resources of the Far North and the Arctic shelf are the main priorities for the country.
According to his words, exploration of shelf fields requires for serious development of arctic infrastructure, full-scale work on import substitution, education and involvement of high-class specialists and scientists. Fulfillment of this project will create thousands of new working places and can become the key to solving of many social problems of people, including indigenous population, who reside and work in the Far North.
Artur Chilingarov, who is a member of the board of directors of Rosneft and the head of the sub-committee on arctic development at the committee of the board of directors on strategic planning, notes the leading role of the company in development of the Arctic.
According to his words, the arctic project for Rosneft is not only development of hydrocarbons fields but also formation of integrated scientific researches, the precise balanced program on protection of polar ecological systems.
As Artur Chilingarov declares, the company already completely restored system of meteorological observation in the Kara Sea, conducted 10 full-scale scientific and research expeditions. Besides, Rosneft offers to develop the joint initiative with the Russian Geographical Society on development of the interdisciplinary program on scientific exploration of the Arctic, which will allow systematizing received knowledge and will provide safe development of the shelf.