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Days of Arctic and Antarctic in Moscow

International Arctic Forum

 

November 25-27, December 3, 2020

 


 

Dear friends and participants,
we are pleased to inform you about the resumption of the Federal Arctic Forum "Arctic Days in Moscow" which will be held on the 25-27th of November. The exhibition "Faces of the Arctic" by photographer Vadim Shtrik will be open from the 3rd of December on Strastnoy Boulevard in Moscow.
 
Under present circumstances, we are forced to adapt the format - most of the events will be held online. We hope that this will only expand the circle of participants and will not allow the epidemiological situation to affect our plans.
News, program updates, as well as technical features of the upcoming events will be published on the official website of the Forum - arctic-days.ru
Stay tuned!

 


The Program
 
of the International Arctic & Antarctic Forum

November 25-27, December 3, 2020, Moscow 


Forum topic:

The Arctic is a territory of sustainable development,
 
harmony of nature and human. Antarctic continent - 200 years
 
of discovery
 


 

General Forum Partner      Official Forum Partner
 

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ALL FORUM EVENTS ARE HELD ONLINE
LINKS FOR CONNECTION WILL BE PUBLISHED AT EVENTS DAY

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 November 25, 2020 (Wednesday) 
 
10:00- 12:00

Electronic platform of the "Kommersant" publishing house
 
















 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 















 

Plenary session:
ARCTIC AND ANTARCTIC - A TERRITORY OF SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT, HARMONY OF NATURE AND HUMAN

On October 26, Russian President Vladimir Putin approved the Strategy for the Development of the Russian Arctic Zone and Ensuring National Security until 2035. The document provides for the development of economic and social spheres, state support for shipping construction and the development of maritime shipping infrastructure, including tourism. It notes the importance of the development of science and technology for the development of the Arctic. It is planned to conduct expeditionary and hydrographic research in the Arctic Ocean to ensure the safety of navigation. The strategy pays great attention to improving the defense complex

What changes await the region? How soon will the residents of the Arctic regions of the Russian Federation feel them?

Topics for discussion:
- New global strategy and urgent tasks of the Russian state in the Arctic
- Implementation of government and federal targeted programs for the development of the Arctic regions as part of new Russian strategy for the development of the northern territories until 2035
- Arctic in the context of the national project "Ecology". Priority areas and directions. New environmental standards, environmentally friendly and nature-like technologies. Russian and international experience
-Research activities in the Arctic and Antarctic

Moderator: Dmitry Shchugorev, host of Russia 24 TV channel

Key speakers:

1.  Alexander Kozlov, Minister of Natural Resources and Environment of the Russian Federation
2. Alexey Chekunkov, Minister of the Russian Federation for the Development of the Far East and the Arctic
3. Vyacheslav Fetisov, Member of the Russia’s Federation Council (upper chamber of the parliament), UN Goodwill Ambassador in the Arctic and Antarctic
4. Andrey Patrushev, General Director of ANO "Center for Arctic Initiatives"
5. Andrey Grachev, Vice President of Federal and Regional Programs at PJSC “MMC “Norilsk Nickel”
6. Terence V. Callaghan (Terry Callaghan), Nobel Prize Laureate (Member and Expert in the Main Committee on Climate Change - The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC)), British Scientist, Member of the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences, Professor of Arctic Ecology at the University of Sheffield (UK) and Tomsk State University


Speakers:
7. Yuri Bezdudny, Governor of the Nenets Autonomous Region
8. Andrey Chibis, Governor of the Murmansk Region
9. Alexander Tsybulsky, Governor of the Arkhangelsk Region
10. Artur Parfenchikov, Head of the Republic of Karelia
11. Aisen Nikolaev, Head of the Republic of Sakha (Yakutia)
12. Roman Kopin, Governor of Chukotka Autonomous Region
13. Vladimir Uyba, Head of the Komi Republic
14. Alexander Uss, Governor of the Krasnoyarsk Region

 
12:30 - 14:00

Electronic platform of the "Kommersant" publishing house
 
PRESENTATION OF THE PROGRAM OF THE CHAIRMANSHIP OF RUSSIA
IN THE ARCTIC COUNCIL IN 2021-2023.

Organizers: Ministry of the Russian Federation for the Development of the Far East and the Arctic, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation

Russia is preparing a program for its future chairmanship of the Arctic Council. What does the state intend to pay special attention to? What results does it expect?  On what principles will be the interaction and cooperation with the member countries of the Arctic Council be based and how?

Moderator: Dmitry Shchugorev, presenter of the Russia 24 TV channel

Key speakers:
1. Alexander Krutikov, First Deputy Minister of the Russian Federation for the Development of the Far East and the Arctic
2. Nikolai Korchunov, Ambassador-at-Large of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation responsible for International Cooperation in the Arctic, Senior Official at the Arctic Council
3. Einar Gunnarson, Ambassador for Arctic Affairs, Chairman of the Committee of Senior Officials

Participants:
4. Lassi Heininen, Professor of Arctic Policy, Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Lapland
5. Halldor Johannsson, CEO Arctic Portal (Iceland)
6. Alison Leclair, Ambassador of Canada to the Russian Federation
7. Carsten Søndergaard, Ambassador designate for the Kingdom of Denmark to the Russian Federation
8. Antti Helanterä, Ambassador of Finland to the Russian Federation
9. Rune Resaland, Ambassador of Norway to the Russian Federation
10. Malena Mard, Ambassador of Sweden to the Russian Federation
11. John Sillivan, U.S. Ambassador to the Russian Federation
12. Arni Tor Sigurdsson, Ambassador of Iceland to the Russian Federation
13. Christine Hadla Kristinsdottir, Deputy Head of the Diplomatic Mission, Counselor of the Icelandic Embassy in the Russian Federation
13. Salve Dahle, Chairman of the Steering committee of Arctic Frontiers
14. Grigory Ledkov, President of the Association of Indigenous Minorities of the North, Siberia and the Far East of the Russian Federation
16. Andrey Petrov, President of the International Association for Arctic Social Sciences, professor at the University of Northern Iowa (USA) l
17. Stanislav Urzhumtsev, Director of the Department of Hydrometeorology, Research of the Arctic, Antarctic and World Ocean of the Ministry of Natural Resources of Russia
18. Marina Kalinina, Advisor to the Rector for International Cooperation of the Northern (Arctic) Federal University named after M.V. Lomonosov, Vice President of the University of the Arctic

Representatives of embassies, journalists of foreign media 


14:30 - 16:00

Electronic platform of the "Kommersant" publishing house
 
 
Presentation
MEASURES OF SUPPORTING BUSINESS ACTIVITIES IN THE ARCTIC
Organizers: Ministry of the Russian Federation for the Development of the Far East and the Arctic

Last summer, a package of federal laws on the system of preferences in the Arctic came into force. The region is becoming the largest economic development area in Russia and the world with an area of 5 million square kilometers. For residents of the Arctic zone, the timing of scheduled regulatory bodies’ inspections is reduced, their mechanism is simplified, and economic reliefs are provided for federal, regional and local taxes In the Arctic Zone of Russia applies the free customs zone procedure and introduces reduced rates of insurance premiums. . What do these measures mean in practice and what economic results are they designed for? How many and what kind of business residents does the Arctic need and how is the selection of investment projects going?

Moderator: Ildar Neverov, Business Ombudsman for Ecology and Nature Management, Member of the State Commission for the Development of the Arctic Zone of the Russian Federation

Key speakers:
1.Alexander Krutikov, First Deputy Minister of the Russian Federation for the Development of the Far East and the Arctic
2. Alexander Pavlov, Director of the Arctic Development Department of the Ministry for the Development of the Far East and the Arctic
3. Liliya Minderova, Managing Director of N-SISTEMS Group


Panelists:
4. Alexander Pavlov, Director of the Arctic Development Department of the Ministry of the Russian Federation for the Development of the Far East and the Arctic
5. Igor Semenov, Executive Director of JSC First Ore-Mining Company (State Corporation Rosatom)
6. Sergey Korlykhanov, Deputy Executive Director of the Department of Regional Development at Russian Geographical Society. (RGO)
7. Olga Gorelova, Expert, ex-Commissioner to the Governor of the Arkhangelsk Region for the Protection of the Rights of Entrepreneurs
8. Maxim Mironov, Deputy Director of the Norilsk Development Agency
9. Andrey Kalinin, head of the company NPK "ArkSid"


Participants: RSPP, Delovaya Rossiya, OPORA (business associations of Russia)
 
 
16:30 - 18:30

Electronic platform of the "Kommersant" publishing house

International Scientific Congress:
OPEN ARCTIC AND ANTARCTIC

Topic:
Scientific priorities in the study and development of the Arctic. The Global Importance of Science as a Tool of Public Diplomacy in the Arctic and Antarctic


LIVE FEED from the Russian Antarctic Scientific Station PROGRESS

Organizers:
Northern (Arctic) Federal University named after M.V. Lomonosov (NArFU), State Scientific Center of the Russian Federation the Arctic and Antarctic Research Institute (AARI)

Moderator: Arina Sharapova, TV presenter, Channel One

Topics for discussion:
Arctic and Antarctic are two polar regions of the planet in terms of geography. However, the similarity of their biospheres is in fragility, vulnerability, and in their immediate response to the climate change. Global warming has long been the focus of attention not only for scientists, but also for politicians, economists, and public figures. What global challenges have the two most mysterious poles in store for us? Can science become an effective instrument of international interaction in order to cope with them?

Key-Speakers:
1. Igor Shumakov, Head of the Federal Service for Hydrometeorology and Environmental Monitoring (Roshydromet)
2.Terence V. Callaghan (Terry Callaghan), Nobel Prize Laureate (Member and Expert in the Main Committee on Climate Change - The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC)), British Scientist, Member of the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences, Professor of Arctic Ecology at the University of Sheffield (UK) and Tomsk State University
Topic: «Scientific cooperation to understand and protect the Arctic: Improving dialogue between indigenous peoples and authorities»

Speakers:
3. Lars Kullerud, President University of the Arctic (UArtic) (Norway)
4. Halldor Johannsson, CEO of the Arctic Portal (Iceland)
5. Volker Rachold, Head of the German Arctic Bureau, Alfred-Wegener-Institut (Germany)
Topic: «Science diplomacy. Contribution of Russian-German scientific cooperation work in the Arctic.»
6. Salve Dahle, Chairman of the Organizing Committee and Founder of «Arctic frontiers»
7. Elena Kudryashova, D.Phil, Professor, Rector of M.V. Lomonosov Northern (Arctic) Federal University (NArFU).
8. Igor Ashik, Deputy Director of Scientific Work at State Scientific Center of the Russian Federation the Arctic and Antarctic Research Institute (AARI) (Saint- Petersburg)
9. Andrey Petrov, President of the International Arctic Social Sciences Association (IASSA), Professor at the University of Northern Iowa (USA)
10. Vladimir Sokolov, Polar Explorer, Head of the high-latitude Arctic Expedition of the Arctic and Antarctic Research Institute (St. Petersburg)
11. Marina Kalinina, Rector’s Advisor on International Cooperation at the M.V. Lomonosov Northern (Arctic) Federal University (NArFU), Vice President of the University of the Arctic
 12. Stanislav Urzhumtsev, Director of the Department of Hydrometeorology, Research of the Arctic, Antarctic and World Ocean of the Ministry of Natural Resources of Russia

Participants:
Representatives of the working groups of the Arctic Council, leading international scientists and researchers of the Arctic and Antarctic
 

November 26, 2020 (Thursday)


09:00 - 10:00

Electronic platform of the "Kommersant" publishing house

Session
MARINE PROTECTED AREAS OF THE ARCTIC AND ANTARCTIC

Great attention has been drawn to the ocean as the main character of the earth's «Climate Kitchen». The ocean’s state changes occur on a global level and are associated with warming. Two main aspects of the ocean are changing: the water temperature rises and becomes more acidic. The warming in the Arctic and Antarctic is going faster and more evident than in other areas of the planet. What are the dangers behind this? How will the changes affect the sustainability of marine ecosystems and business development? Why are scientific research and the conservation of biodiversity very important?

Organizers: Foundation «Clean Seas», Antarctic and Southern Ocean Coalition (ASOC)

Moderator:  Elena Zharkova, Representative of the Antarctic and Southern Ocean Coalition (ASOC)

Speakers:
1. Vasily Spiridonov, Doctor of Biological Sciences, Leading Researcher at Shirshov Institute of Oceanology of Russian Academy of Sciences
2. Maria Vorontsova, Candidate of Biological Sciences, International Expert, Participant in the meetings of the International Conventions of the United Nations
3. Boris Solovyev, WWF-Russia Project Coordinator, an Arctic and Antarctic explorer
4. Maria Gavrilo, PhD in Biological Sciences, Head of the «Open Ocean»
5. Roman Ershov, Candidate of Biological Sciences, Head of Northern Office of Hydrometeorology and Environmental Monitoring

Participants:
7. Vasily Bogoslovsky, General Director of the Foundation «Clean Seas», the Honorary Polar Explorer
8. Olga Kharkova, Candidate of Biological Sciences, Deputy General Director of the Foundation «Clean Seas»


10:30 - 11:30

TO BE REFINED

Meeting of young people with Leonid Mikhelson, Chairman of Board of the NOVATEK oil corporation
HOW TO OBTAIN AN EDUCATION AND FIND A PRESTIGIOUS JOB IN THE ARCTIC? OPPORTUNITIES FOR YOUNG PROFESSIONALS

Moderators:
- Arina Sharapova, TV presenter, Channel One, Founder, President and Head of Master Courses at the School of Arts and Media Technologies, which deals with the creative development of children and adolescents,
- Andrey Ivanov, Program Coordinator of the Arctic Development Project Office (PORA)


Organizers: Ministry of the Russian Federation for the Development of the Far East and the Arctic, Agency for the Development of Human Capital in the Far East and the Arctic, Project Office for the Development of the Arctic (PORA)

Participants:
Finalists of the competition "Team of the Arctic", students of Moscow State University, RSSU, RANEPA, MIPT - in economics, ecology, technology; the majority - with a focus on the Arctic (participants in Arctic-centered competitions, authors of scientific works on the Arctic), as well as leaders of a number of Arctic NGOs and organizations, representatives of the Arctic regions

Presentation of projects of young people


12:00 - 13:30
 
Electronic platform of the "Kommersant" publishing house

Online open lecture by Nobel Prize Laureate (Member and Expert in the Main Committee on Climate Change - The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC)), British Scientist, Member of the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences, Professor of Arctic Ecology at the University of Sheffield (UK) and Tomsk State University, Professor Terence V. Callaghan (Terry Callaghan)

Organizers: Communication agency "Novoe Vremia", International Ecological Chamber

Moderator: Vadim Petrov, Head of the Executive Committee of the International Ecological Chamber

Topic: RAPIDLY CHANGING ENVIRONMENT IN THE ARCTIC AND THE GLOBAL IMPACT OF THIS CHANGE


14:00 - 15:30

Electronic platform of the "Kommersant" publishing house

Session
NEW BUSINESS OPPORTUNITIES FOR RUSSIAN PEOPLE,
PRESENTATION OF THE TOURIST POTENTIAL OF THE ARCTIC ZONE OF THE RUSSIAN FEDERATION

Organizers:
Ministry of the Russian Federation for the Development of the Far East and the Arctic, Federal Agency for Tourism (Rosturizm)

The Russian Arctic is a real magnet for travelers from all over the world. Already today, the regions of the Arctic zone of the Russian Federation can offer unique tourist products, both for mass visits and for individual visitors. The Arctic is a whole palette of impressions: untouched natural complexes, amazing phenomena, extreme climate, culture of local peoples, comfort and manufacturability of northern agglomerations.
Tourism projects are among the first in the list of applicants for new measures to support entrepreneurs in the Russian Arctic. And thanks to the joint initiative of the Ministry for the Development of the Russian Far East and the Federal Tourism Agency, the tourist routes of the Arctic are now presented on one portal. The presentation of the portal will take place within the framework of this session

Topics for discussion:
- Tourism in the Arctic: what can tour operators offer today?
- Is there a niche for investment in tourism projects in the Arctic?
- How the government intends to support the tourism business in the Arctic?

Moderator:
Leonid Agafonov, Member of the Public Council under the Ministry of the Russian Federation for the Development of the Far East and the Arctic, Managing Director of East Russia
 
Speakers:
1. Zarina Doguzova, Head of the Federal Agency for Tourism
2. Alexander Krutikov, First Deputy Minister of the Russian Federation for the Development of the Far East
3. Andrey Chibis, Governor of the Murmansk Region
4. Victor Boyarsky, Founder of „VICAAR“- International Projects and Expeditions
5. Edgar Ozolin, Founder of „Welt-Karelian Travel“ (Karelia)
6. Anzhela Bystrykh, CEO of “Kutkh Travel” (Chukotka)
7. Zelfira Makhmutova, CEO of “Discover Yamal” (YaNAO)
8. Dmitry Kulikov, Travel Blogger
9. Angela Nikolau, Blogger


16:00 - 17:00
 
Electronic platform of the "Kommersant" publishing house
 
 
Open lecture by Bishop Iakov of Naryan-Mar and Mezensky of the Russian Orthodox Church
THE ROLE OF THE ARCTIC AND ANTARCTIC IN THE SPIRITUAL DEVELOPMENT OF THE WORLD CIVILIZATION

Moderator: Vadim Petrov, Head of the Executive Committee of the International Ecological Chamber
Organizer: Communication agency "Novoe Vremia"

 
 
17:30 - 20:00

Electronic platform of the "Kommersant" publishing house
 
 
Online open lecture by Professor of Genetics at Harvard Medical School and Department of Health Sciences and Technology of Harvard and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), American Geneticist, Molecular Engineer, and Chemist, Professor George McDonald Church

Moderator: Vadim Petrov, Head of the Executive Committee of the International Ecological Chamber

Topic: IS IT POSSIBLE TO CLONE A MAMMOTH? ANCIENT GENOMES OF MAMMOTHS AND OTHER ANIMALS OF THE GLACIAL PERIOD

Online screening of a documentary movie GENESIS 2.0
Opening introduction by Elena Grigorieva, Candidate of Medical Sciences, Head of the International Center of Molecular Paleontology, North-Eastern Federal University

The study of the genome of ancient animals is now beginning to reveal important knowledge about the biology and extinction of animals from the Ice Age. Professor will talk about several recent scientific discoveries with a focus on the woolly mammoth. About research that became possible only thanks to close cooperation with several Russian scientists, which made it possible to combine skills in the field of genomics, paleontology and ecology

Organizers:
North-Eastern Federal University in Yakutsk, Republic of Sakha (Yakutia)

Announcement of the All-Russian competition of children's drawing DISCOVER THE ARCTIC!
 
 
 November 27, 2020 (Friday)
 
13:00 - 14:00


 

Announcement of the all-Russian Children’s Drawing Competition
DISCOVER THE ARCTIC!

Organizers: Ministry of the Russian Federation for the Development of the Far East and the Arctic and ANO "Information and Analytical Center of the State Commission for the Development of the Arctic"

The competition will be held online from 20th of November to 25th of December, 2020
Electronic applications will be accepted until 16th of December, 2020 on the official website of the competition deti.arctic-russia.ru, where will be an online gallery with all the artworks of the participants and also the public voting for the Audience Award



15:00 - 14:00

https://instagram.com/detlektor 

 
Open lesson for schoolchildren
DISCOVER ANTARCTIC TOGETHER
 
Organizers: Foundation “Clean Seas”

The lesson was developed jointly by the Ecocentre "Reserves", the Coalition for the Conservation of the Southern Ocean and Antarctica, the Arctic and Antarctic Research Institute.
The teacher will be Alexander Tolmachev, children's popularizer of science, radio host, blogger, author of the lecture hall https://detlektor.ru 

The Arctic and the Antarctic are still confused by many adults, so this defect must be eliminated in childhood! Our lesson is about the exploit of the discoverers; and about the continent itself, its structure, geography; about wildlife, the importance of creating marine reserves and the impact of Antarctica on the World Ocean.

Join the lesson and ask questions after it is completed!
https://instagram.com/detlektor  
www.helpantarctica.ru  
www.cleanseas.ru  


15:00 - 14:00

https://clck.ru/S5xTT 

Meeting "Voice of the North" # 20. Several interviews with participants in the circumpolar cultural process
ARCTIC: SPACE OF CULTURE

Organizer: The State Darwin Museum

Presenter: Yana G. Shklyarskaya, Head of the exhibition department of the State Darwin Museum

As part of “Days of Arctic and Antarctic in Moscow - 2020”, we learn that Arctic is not only unique eco-communities, full of useful resources and a promising development area, but also a cultural space. What's going on there right now? How can we find out about this? Let's talk with the participants in the circumpolar cultural process

Khadri Okotetto, Russia, Yamalo-Nenets Autonomous Okrug, artist, performer, bearer of the Nenets traditional culture, project manager of the Camp of the Peoples of the North "Ilir"
Ekaterina Sharova, Norway, Russia, art critic, curator of the Arctic Art Forum
Kristina Dryagina, Russia, Arkhangelsk, art critic, curator of the Arctic Art Forum
Galya Morrell, Greenland, Russia, artist, participant of the Avannaa project, expeditions to the world's most remote settlements affected by climate change, co-founder of the Arctic Without Borders community, territory of dialogue and knowledge exchange in the circumpolar space

At the end of the meeting - a question for attentive listeners and a gift for the first correct answer - a book about the Arctic!

 
 December 3, 2020 (Saturday)
 
14:00 - 15:00

Strastnoy Boulevard in Moscow

Photo exhibition opening
FACES OF THE ARCTIC (in city format)

Photos provided by the organizing committee of the Forum Arctic and Antarctic Days in Moscow together with the Project Office for the Development of the Arctic (PORA)

With this exposition, we want to introduce you to people living and working in the polar latitudes.
Russia is a northern country, and we are a northern people with our own character. The development of the Arctic - Russian people have been fulfilling this task for many centuries. This is a responsible mission for all of humanity. To fulfill it, not only knowledge and skills are needed, but also a warm heart and strength of spirit.
Russia in the Arctic has entered a new era, which can be called the "second wave of development." If the one of the task of the “era of romantics”, 70s of the twentieth century, was the creation of the extractive industry, then the task of the new era is the development of resource potential and the implementation of the transport potential of this macroregion. Not only the current, but also a new generations will have to implement new plans and projects. To those people whose faces you see in portraits, and thousands of other northerners
We invite you to meet our polar compatriots!