Science on practice. The tenth conference “Obdoriya” will take place in Salekhard
16:17 13 ноября 2018
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On the 26th-27th of November Salekhard will host the scientific and practical conference “Obdoriya. Modern scientific research in the Arctic”. It is organized by the scientific center for study of the Arctic. More than 90 scientists and experts representing the Russian Academy of Sciences, leading universities of the country, regional research centers, industrial and engineering companies submitted their applications for participation. At the conference they will discuss a wide range of scientific issues — from development of aquaculture to economy, education and human potential in the Arctic. They will sum up the results of scientific and research work organized on the territory of Yamal-Nenets Autonomous Okrug in 2018, as the scientific center for study of the Arctic reports.
“In general, science in Yamal and the Arctic faces the most important task of practical support of ongoing industrial and infrastructural projects, search for science-based solutions in the sphere of environmental protection, development of reindeer husbandry and fish farming, preservation of historical and cultural heritage and traditional way of life of indigenous ethnic minorities of the North”, as Alexander Mazharov, the deputy governor, the director of the department of international and external economic relations of Yamal-Nenets Autonomous Okrug said. – “Many reports are announced exactly on the results of applied scientific work: reproduction of whitefish in rivers of the region, state of water objects of Yamal, scientific and legal support of development of the concept of preservation of tundra reindeer husbandry. The results of engineering surveys in construction of the bridge across the Ob River and much more will be presented”.
This conference is the tenth in a row, the jubilee. This year the organizers expanded its title, renaming from “Obdoriya: history, culture, modernity” into “Obdoriya. Modern scientific research in the Arctic”. The conference has been held since the early 2000-s. During its existence significant changes took place in science of Yamal. In 2011 the first regional multidiscipline scientific institution was created — the scientific center for study of the Arctic, the number of scientists working in Yamal increased. Range and geography of research grew together with them, mainly due to directions of natural sciences. The conference stopped being exclusively humanitarian.
Work in five sections will take place in 2018 within “Obdoriya”: “Water-ecological problems of Yamal-Nenets Autonomous Okrug”, “Sustainable development of arctic regions: economy, education and human potential”, “Socio-cultural and economic problems of indigenous ethnic minorities of the North”, «Natural resources, current climate change and transformation of cryolithozone” and “Ecology and rational nature management, problems of preservation of the environment”.