A Scientific Arctic Council will be established within the State Commission on Arctic Development
Yuri Trutnev, Deputy Prime Minister of the Russian Federation and Deputy Prime Minister and Presidential Plenipotentiary Envoy to the Far Eastern Federal District, Chairman of the State Commission on Arctic Development, held a meeting on the organization of research and development in the Arctic zone of Russia.
"We will discuss scientific research and development in the Arctic, as well as the formation of an Arctic scientific council within the State Commission on Arctic Development. The Arctic attracts the interests of scientists from around the world in a variety of areas. On a number of issues, Russian scientists take the leading positions. The purpose of our meeting is to determine how to make this work more effective”, said Yuri Trutnev at the beginning of the meeting.
It has been noted that more than 500 organizations located in 50 regions of the Russian Federation conduct scientific research on the Arctic. They are institutions of higher education, institutes and departments of the Russian Academy of Sciences, research institutes that are subordinate organizations of federal authorities, as well as corporate research centers.
In the report of the Vladimir Panov, Deputy Chairman of the State Commission on the Development of the Arctic, proposed to: introduce a mechanism for the formation of a strategic research and development agenda to ensure informed decision-making; to identify a list of the most urgent isssues and projects for competitive implementation by universities, research institutes and centers; to ensure the work of all elements of the research and development program on Arctic issues and monitoring of the research and development program implementation.
The creation of an Arctic scientific council was supported by all the participants of the meeting, including the representatives of universities and research organizations.