The conference “Obdoriya” outlined tasks facing science in the Arctic
15:59 26 ноября 2018
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The scientific and practical conference “Obdoriya. Modern scientific research in the Arctic” started its work on the 26th of November in Salekhard. It gathered more than 80 scientists and experts from academic institutes and universities of the country, specialists of designing and engineering companies, deputies and representatives of bodies of the power. The agenda includes water-ecological problems of the region, natural resources, modern climate changes and transformation of cryolithozone, ecology and rational nature management. The participants are discussing development of arctic subjects, socio-cultural and economic problems of indigenous ethnic minorities of the North. The scientific center for study of the Arctic is the organizer of the conference.
“Obdoriya” has been conducted since the beginning of the 2000-s once in two years. Opening the conference, the deputy governor, the director of the department of international and external economic relations of Yamal-Nenets Autonomous Okrug Alexander Mazharov reminded that this forum became the 10th, the jubilee one. During the years of its existence the conference became a component part of scientific life of Yamal-Nenets Autonomous Okrug, the platform for discussion of issues of safe and effective exploration of the Arctic, a role and a place of indigenous ethnic minorities of the North in these processes, increase in quality of life of northerners.
“The circle of competent scientists and experts, who help to solve important tasks of economic and socio-cultural development of the region, was formed around the forum and science of Yamal. They participate in work of expert groups, in fulfillment of roadmaps in the sphere of development of aquaculture and fish-farming, preservation of culture and ecological wellbeing of the territory and its population”, as Alexander Mazharov underlined.
The head of the Ural territorial administration at the Ministry of science and higher education of the Russian Federation Igor Manzhurov in his welcoming speech noted that special attention was always paid to scientific researches in the Arctic. Interest to the region will become stronger in connection with fulfillment of the national project “Science” that sets the task on including of Russia to the five leading countries of the world fulfilling scientific researches and elaborations in the spheres being defined by priorities of scientific and technological development. Igor Manzhurov thanked the government of Yamal for active support of science in the region, especially in the part of development of the network of research stations and regional science.
A corresponding member of the RAS, doctor of biological sciences from the Institute of ecology of plants and animals at the Ural branch of the Russian Academy of sciences Vladimir Bogdanov outlined global tasks facing science in the Arctic. They include scientific support of infrastructural projects being fulfilled and ensuring of harmonious existence of high-tech fuel and energy complex and natural environment. In the opinion of the scientist, there are such examples in Yamal. These are: Bovanenkovo oil, gas, condensate field and Yamburgskoye field, where vegetation cover of tundra is being restored, the railroad line “Obskaya-Bovanenkovo”, where gyrfalcons listed into the Red Book make their nests.
Reports on the following topics were presented within the plenary session: on priority scientific researches in the Arctic on the example of Yamal-Nenets Autonomous Okrug, on arctic diagnostics and strategizing, art of settling on polar areas as a tool of adaptation, “The Siberian Natural Collider” as the basis for development of large international network projects.
The scientific and practical conference will last during 2 days. The scientists will discuss the results of researches fulfilled this year and will outline the circle of tasks for arctic science for the coming prospect.