Scientists Will Hold a School Dedicated to the Human Impact on Arctic Ecosystems

Photo: Petrozavodsk State University

Scientists from Russia and China will hold an international school from April 2 to 5 in St. Petersburg and Petrozavodsk. Hosted by the Saint Petersburg State University and Petrozavodsk State University, the event will feature business meetings, expert discussions, and masterclasses led by leading Russian and Chinese specialists focusing on sustainable development issues in high latitudes. The event is dedicated to bilateral cooperation within initiatives and projects in the field of energy security, environmental protection, and nature conservation technologies, closely linked to the extensive economic activities of companies in the Arctic.

The event's format revolves around an interdisciplinary scientific school titled "Anthropogenic Impact on Arctic Ecosystems: In Search of New Approaches to Arctic Management". The school aims to foster flexible forms of cooperation among young researchers and expert communities from Russia and China to promote economic, innovative, and humanitarian initiatives for the sustainable development of the Russian Arctic.

As part of the school, a conference of young scientists from the Arctic and Antarctic Research Institute (AARI), Saint Petersburg State University and Petrozavodsk State University, and the Oceanological University of China will address global climate challenges, Arctic and northern territories development, and ensuring their sustainable development.

Leading experts from universities, research centers, and institutions from Karelia, Murmansk, Moscow, St. Petersburg, Tyumen, and Qingdao (China) have been invited to speak at the event.