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IV International Scientific Conference «The Arctic: History and Modernity» was held in Murmansk

25.04.2019

On April 23-24 the international conference "The Arctic: History and Modernity" organised by Murmansk State Technical University and Peter the Great St. Petersburg Polytechnic University was held in the Azimut Hotel in Murmansk

This year the conference took place in both St.-Petersburg and Murmansk.

During these two days about 300 people participated in the conference representing the Murmansk Regional Duma, Murmansk Region government, leading industry enterprises and scientific and educational organizations of the region, scientists and experts of higher educational institutions of Murmansk region, St. Petersburg and other regions of Russia and also foreign participants from Norway, Sweden and Finland.

More than 100 people attended the plenary session during the first day of the conference. The programme also included eight scientific sections where more than 100 presentations were given.

44 persons took part in the work of session "Green Arctic Building", 39 – in the session "Ship Management and Fleet Technical Maintenance in Northern Latitudes". Other scientific sessions were also interesting for the audience: "Resource-saving and Energy-efficient Technologies and Equipment Development for the Northern Basin Fisheries Cluster" (26 participants), "Oil and Gas Projects and Logistics in the Arctic" (24), "Arctic Mineral Resources" (18), "Arctic Ecosystems Bioresources: Current Status, Scientific Fundamentals and Prospects" (17), "Environmental and Technological Safety in the Arctic Region" (14), "Economics and Management of the Arctic Oceans Innovative Development" (10).

The largest session "Green Arctic Building" was held within the framework of the international project "GrAB" funded by Kolarctic CBC 2014-2020.

A wide rahge of issues related to the challenges and prospects of social and economic development of the Arctic region were discussed during the conference. Among the main issues were Arctic technologies and competenceis, using of oil and gas and mineral resources, innovative development, challenges of environmental safety.