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On September 27-30, 2020, the Government of the Sakha Republic (Yakutia), international non-government organization of northern regions "The Northern Forum" and Ammosov North-Eastern Federal University, supported by the Ministry for the Development of the Russian Far East and Arctic, held the 2nd Northern Sustainable Development Forum, established as the international platform to address the most topical aspects and issues of the development of the Arctic and the North and join the efforts of northern communities in achieving the 17 Sustainable Development Goals in the cold regions of the planet.

Taking into account the complicated epidemiological situation, the NSDF 2020 has been organized online. It has frame worked 57 events, convening over 2500 representatives from 36 countries.

Transport Infrastructure in the Arctic and the North was identified as the main theme of the NSDF 2020, as well as Human in the Arctic, Management of the Arctic Territories, Global Cooperation for the Development of the North and Northern Youth Forum.

Drawings Competition. MAIN RESULTS

Dear friends!

The results of the drawings competition announced within the framework of the II Northern Forum on Sustainable Development have been summed up. In total, 159 works by students from 13 schools of the Republic of Sakha (Yakutia) (Russia), Mongolia and China were submitted to the competition. The age of the contestants is from 6 to 17 years old.

The coordinating group of the action decided to determine the winners by the decision of the independent jury of the Children's School of Fine Arts. L.A. Kim, as well as the results of Internet voting.

Drawing competition

СФУР: и.о. заместителя исполнительного директора Северного Форума Дарьяна Максимова рассказала про особенности российско-канадских научных отношений

И.о. заместителя исполнительного директора Северного Форума, старший научный сотрудник Института США и Канады РАН Дарьяна Максимова считает, что российско-канадские отношения можно наладить через науку. Мнением она поделилась во время панельной дискуссии Северного форума «Новые контуры международного взаимодействия в Арктике».

И.о. заместителя исполнительного директора Северного Форума Дарьяна Максимова рассказала про российско-канадское сотрудничество в плане науки. Являясь специалистом по политике Канады в Арктике, она сравнила канадский и российский опыт. «Канада близка к Арктике по климату, природе, географическому расположению и территорией. Канада – вторая страна по площади в Арктике. В своих научных исследованиях я ставила себе цель доказать, что через науку можно наладить российско-канадские отношения», – говорит она.

С точки зрения научно-технического сотрудничества интересно, что техническую, естественную науку можно превратить в практику, обращает внимание доцент.  Дарьяна Максимова подчеркивает, что именно это является одной из миссий Международной организации «Северный форум»: «В миссии «Северного форума» с 1991 года говорится об устойчивом развитии Севера и о проектной деятельности. В следующем году будет юбилей форума – 30 лет со дня создания. Он был создан губернатором Аляски Уолтером Хикелом в 1991 году, в 1993 году Якутия была включена в состав Северного форума. Отмечу, что первый президент Якутии Михаил Николаев наравне с Уолтером Хикелем считается отцом-основателем этой организации. Исходя из этого логично, что секретариат Северного форума в 2013 году переехал в Якутск из Аляски. Я также призываю соединить науку с практикой и в этом нам может помочь Северный форум по устойчивому развитию».

Дарьяна Максимова также обратила внимание, что с 2014 года российско-канадскому сотрудничеству в научном плане было сложно из-за введенных санкций, но сейчас наблюдается потепление. «Арктика состоит из северных стран, которые более развиты. Здесь находятся страны Северной Америки и Северной Европы. Если посмотреть на Арктику сверху, с Северного полюса, то мы увидим, как близко к друг другу мы находимся, и что эти страны наши соседи. Все эти цивилизованные страны, в том числе и Россия, занимают огромную площадь северного мира», – рассказывает и.о. заместителя исполнительного директора.

Устойчивое развитие Арктики – интересная тема для будущих поколений, потому что Арктика – одновременно и цивилизованный, но также и самый неизученный мир, подчеркивает Дарьяна Максимова. «В рамках нашего форума мы хотели обратить внимание на то, что в российской Арктике необходимо проводить исследования по изменению климата. Арктика сейчас привлекательна с точки зрения изменения климата как в научно-техническом, так и гуманитарном направлении. Показатели говорят, что в последнее время арктическое научно-техническое сотрудничество все больше набирает темп, а по гуманитарному чуть сложнее. Это осложняется тем, что здесь много геополитики, социальной составляющей, сравнения опыта проживания одного народа с другим. Но в то же время наука может стать основой для плодотворного международного сотрудничества», – резюмирует и.о. заместителя исполнительного директора Северного Форума.

The International Arctic School hosted the first international event - the Cold Lands workshop of the SFUR.

International interdisciplinary seminar "Cold Lands": "Russian-Japanese cooperation in the North" (the event was held within the framework of the "Year of Japanese-Russian interregional and twin-city exchanges 2020-2021") was the first large international event on the site created and opened this academic year in Yakutsk International Arctic School. On September 30, 2020, three zoom workshops were held here and became part of the Northern Sustainable Development Forum.

The seminar was organized by the Ministry of Education and Science of the Republic of Sakha (Yakutia); Human Capital Development Platform for Japanese-Russian Economic Cooperation and Personal Exchange (HaRP Secretariat, Japan); International Arctic School (Yakutsk), Department of Northern Studies, North-Eastern Federal University.

The moderator of the seminar is Mikhail Prisyazhny, the founder and permanent leader of Cold Lands. Three sections were organized at the IAS site:

Section 1 "Northern Environment". Moderators: Olga Tutubalina (Moscow State University, Moscow) and Ram Avtar (Hokkaido University, Japan). Technical support: Mikhailov A.A. Organizational support: Popova L.A., Baisheva S.I. The speakers represented the universities of Russia (Lomonosov Moscow State University, Ural Federal University Kazan Federal University, Murmansk Technological University) and Japan (Hokkaido University, Nagoya University). The topics of the speeches were relevant - modeling the depths of coastal lowland lakes in the Arctic, monitoring and forecasting the ecological state of wild reindeer, ecological projects of the Arctic territories, researching the carbon and aquatic ecosystems of Eastern Siberia, epidemiological surveillance of avian influenza among wild birds of Siberia and Japan, a review of the Kazan Federal University in the field of gas hydrates for the development of the Arctic, monitoring of the forests of Central Yakutia using radar and optical sounding data.

Section 2 "Northern Community". Moderators: Lena Sidorova (NEFU, Yakutsk) and Jeffrey Gaiman (Hokkaido University, Japan). Technical support: V.Yu. Negnurov Organizational support: Androsov A.I., Arzhakova E.K. The section was interesting because the participants talked about their applied research. The cross-cutting theme of the section was the state of indigenous peoples in modern conditions. The reports of the staff of the Department of Northern Studies of NEFU and the Academy of Sciences of the Republic of Sakha (Yakutia) Victoria Mikhailova and Lyubov Semenova were presented.

Section 4 “Building structures and design of cold regions”. Moderator: Dean of the Graduate School of Engineering, Hokkaido University, Professor Tsuyoshi Setoguchi. Organizational support: T.A. Banderova In this section, there were several reports by specialists in the field of construction and operation of buildings and structures in permafrost conditions and in seismic conditions, representing Hokkaido University, NEFU Engineering and Technical Institute, Novosibirsk State University of Architecture and Civil Engineering (Sibstrin), Peter the Great St. Petersburg Polytechnic University, Murmansk State Technical University, Ural Federal University. The largest representation was from the St. Petersburg State University of Architecture and Civil Engineering.

On the part of IAS, technical and organizational support was provided by Aleksey Mikhailov, head of the information technology department and Tatiana Banderova, an English teacher. The speakers represented Russian universities from St. Petersburg-Murmansk-Yekaterinburg-Novosibirsk to Yakutsk, as well as the University of Hokkaido. The topics of the speeches were varied: scenarios for an "Arctic smart city", renewable energy sources for northern energy supply, energy efficiency of buildings, earthquake-resistant construction in the Arctic, technology for the production of building materials for cold regions, the development of a composite pile for the Far North, the potential for the development of the tourism industry in the Russian Arctic and etc.

The organizers of the International Interdisciplinary Seminar "Cold Lands" express their gratitude to all the staff of the International Arctic School and personally to Director Sardana Tatarinova for technical and organizational assistance!

Arctic Education Session Bridges North and Asia

On September 28, 2020, an educational session "Thematic Networks of the University of the Arctic: Interaction between the North and Asia" was held, organized by the Department of Northern Studies of NEFU and the International Arctic School within the framework of the International Northern Sustainable Development Forum. The moderators were the Director of the thematic networks of the University of the Arctic, PhD Kirsi Latola and the First Deputy Minister of Education and Science of the Republic of Sakha (Yakutia), Doctor of Geographical Sciences Mikhail Prysyazhny. Organizers: from the Department of Northern Studies - Viktoria Mikhailova and Lyubov Semenova; from "Congress Center Yakutia" - Ruslan Timofeev and Lia Tikhonova.

Thematic networks are interdisciplinary associations of scientists and specialists for joint research work, and the development of networked educational programs. Thematic networks form a natural basis for the development of education and research, providing them with the optimal structure for the accumulation and dissemination of knowledge throughout the North. Each network is international and includes representatives from the main Arctic regions - Russia, Northern Europe and North America. To date, more than 50 thematic networks have been created in various areas, for example, on permafrost, local and regional development in the North, Arctic Lingua, industrial development in the Arctic.

Mikhail Prisyazhny outlined the format of the educational session as one of the possibilities for understanding the North and the Arctic, for the involvement of all stakeholders in the activities of the University of the Arctic. He also provided information on the participation of the UArctic members working in the Republic of Sakha (Yakutia) in the activities of thematic networks. So, for the period from 2005 to 2020, NEFU increased its active presence in thematic networks from 2 to 19. And in total, the members of the University of the Arctic are 9 organizations operating in the Republic of Sakha (Yakutia): higher educational institutions, scientific organizations of the Russian Academy of Sciences, college, institution of additional professional education.

Kirsi Latola spoke about the main focuses of UArctic - education, research, knowledge exchange. At the moment, more than 200 members of the Arctic and non-Arctic countries interact in more than fifty thematic networks.

The event was attended by the heads of the thematic networks "Arctic Lingua" (leader Antonina Vinokurova), "Image of the world of the indigenous peoples of the North" (leader Lyudmila Zamorshchikova), "Mining industry in the Arctic" (leader Florian Shtammler), "Traditional work skills of the Arctic "(Representative of the network, Director of the Arctic College of Peoples of the North from Cherskiy Elena Antipina)," Persistent organic pollutants and potentially hazardous chemicals in the Asian part of the Arctic "(leader Yifan Li). Vladlen Kugunurov, Head of the Department - Vice-Rector for International Cooperation of NEFU, spoke about the experience of scientific and educational partnership between NEFU and Hokkaido University. Other leaders of thematic networks also presented their materials: Eileen Espiritu (“The Arctic in Asia and Asia in the Arctic”), Keiji Yoshikawa (“Permafrost”), Barry Costa Piers (“Oceanic food systems”).

The leaders showed the goals, objectives, forms of work and interaction within the thematic networks. The meeting was held in two languages - Russian and English. In conclusion, proposals were made for the development of effective cooperation between the Arctic and non-Arctic countries.