Role of International Scientific and Technical Cooperation for Arctic

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Participants in the session ‘Comprehensive Scientific and Technical Programmes and Projects for the Development of the Arctic: A Dialogue between Potential Partners’ at the International Arctic Forum will discuss which comprehensive, scientific, and technical objectives should be resolved on a priority basis for the sustainable development of the Arctic region. Speakers include Russian First Deputy Minister of Science and Higher Education Grigory Trubnikov, Russian Deputy Minister of Industry and Trade Alexey Besprozvannykh, Director of the Rosneft Department for Scientific and Technological Development and Innovations Alexander Pashali, and Vice President of the International Arctic Science Committee (IASC) and Director of the Finnish Environment Institute’s Marine Research Centre Paula Kankaanpaa.

«One of the main objectives of the Strategy for the Scientific and Technological Development of the Russian Federation is to promote international scientific and technical cooperation and international integration in such areas as research and technological development. Integrated scientific and technical programmes and projects with the full innovation cycle are one of the main tools for implementing scientific and technological development priorities. The international dialogue among the scientific and technical community at the IAF site will make it possible to combine the efforts of the concerned countries to accelerate the pace of development of the Arctic region», Trubnikov said.

Panellists in the session include Science and Innovations (the Scientific Division of Rosatom State Corporation) First Deputy Director General Alexey Dub, Head of the Bioenergy Scientific and Technical Complex at the Kurchatov Institute Research and Development Centre Raif Vasilov, Deputy Director of the Space Research Institute at the Russian Academy of Sciences Yevgeny Lupyan, Rector of the University of Tromsø — The Arctic University Anne Husebekk, and Rector of the University of Oulu Jouko Niinimäki.

«Our job is to look at the current challenges and understand how they can be solved in the next 10–15 years as well as which scientific and technical problems that are relevant to the sustainable development of the Arctic region may be the subject of international cooperation and collaboration», Rector of the Moscow Aviation Institute and Chairman of the Commission for the Development of Education and Science at the Public Chamber of the Russian Federation Mikhail Pogosyan said.

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