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Environmentalists made a sensational statement: because of the toxic substances buried in the Arctic seas, all the fish in the region may die, says poplawok.ru ahhh!

65 tons of mercury, which sank near the island of Fedier together with the German submarine U-864, are of great danger. The boat was torpedoed by the British submarine Venturer at the time when it was heading to Japan.

There are 1,857 containers of toxic metal in the sunken submarine. They have already lost their tightness, and every year about 4 kilograms of mercury gets into the sea. According to some, along with a mercury U-864 was carrying uranium oxide.

35 thousand tons of German chemical weapons buried near Liepaja and Bornholm island are no less serious and, perhaps, more dangerous.  It was flooded in 1947. There are 14 varieties of toxic substances.

These are only two examples of 17,000 hazardous objects buried in the Arctic. According to scientists in Russia and Norway, they may one day destroy the Arctic sea. How to protect yourself from this is not clear to anyone.


 

Source: https://www.pravda.ru/news/science/1406532-arctic/

The main theme of the V international Arctic forum " Arctic-the territory of dialogue "will sound like" the Arctic. Ocean of possibilities". The business program will be based on three tracks: "Coastal areas", "Open ocean" and "Sustainable development". This decision was made at a meeting of the working group on the business program of the organizing Committee for the preparation and holding of the forum under the chairmanship of Advisor to the President Anton Kobyakov. The meeting was attended by representatives of agencies and institutions involved in the organization of the event and the formation of its business program. About it reports a press-service of Recongress.

The Central event will be a plenary session with the participation of the President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin.

"The program of the international Arctic forum in 2019 will cover the full range of areas of development of the Arctic regions. Experts invited to participate in the sessions and discussions of the Forum will pay attention to both the current state of Affairs and the immediate prospects for the use of these territories for the development of industry, energy, construction, shipping, tourism, education, research and other industries. I am convinced that the topics raised in the framework of this international discussion platform will give impetus to the further development of the Arctic and the full use of the enormous opportunities that this region provides," said Advisor to the President of the Russian Federation Anton Kobyakov.

At the same time, assistant to the President of the Russian Federation Igor Levitin presented information on the need to invite representatives of government authorities and business circles of India to participate in the forum to discuss the development of trade and economic relations on an international scale within the framework of the project for the development of the international transport corridor "North-South".

In addition, Deputy Minister of the Russian Federation for the development of the Far East Alexander Krutikov took part in the meeting of the working group. "At the international Arctic forum in St. Petersburg, a new system of preferences for companies investing in projects in the Arctic region will be presented," he stressed.

At the same time, special attention was paid to the proposal of the special representative of the President of the Russian Federation for international cooperation in the Arctic and Antarctic Arthur Chilingarov to hold a special session "dialogue of researchers" on international cooperation in the field of scientific research of the Arctic on the sidelines of the international Arctic forum. The event will bring together leading Russian and foreign experts and scientists working in this direction.

"The concept presented today is a well-developed basis for the formation of a comprehensive business program that will allow to establish new constructive contacts with the international community. In the days of the Forum we organize a scientific expedition "Transarctica-19" on the R / V "Akademik tryoshnikov". The forum will also present the annual scientific expedition "North pole – 41", which will begin in September 2020. It will be attended by 23 research institutes of the Academy of Sciences of the Russian Federation and other departments and will be implemented more than 60 fundamental and applied research projects", – said during the meeting of the working group Arthur Chilingarov.

It also became known that the Forum will host a meeting of the working group "development of industry and technology" of the state Commission for the development of the Arctic under the chairmanship of the Minister of industry and trade of the Russian Federation Denis Manturov.

In parallel, the President of the United shipbuilding Corporation (USC) Alexei Rakhmanov said that the Arctic is a zone of special attention for Russia and USC as the flagship of the domestic shipbuilding. "The Corporation and its enterprises traditionally participate in the forum"Arctic – the territory of dialogue". Today, in the year of the 60th anniversary of the nuclear icebreaker fleet, the Forum for us is not only an opportunity for business dialogue, but also a platform for drawing attention to key aspects of the development of the shipbuilding industry in Russia," he said at a meeting of the working group.

In addition, at the suggestion of the Directorate of the Northern sea route on April 7 and 8, 2019, within the framework of the Forum program, an off-site event "Prospects for the development of the Northern sea route" will be organized on Board the nuclear icebreaker "50 years of Victory" in the real navigation conditions in the Oka Bay of the Kara sea.

It is expected that the final draft of the Forum program with proposals on the staff of moderators and speakers will be prepared before February 15, 2019.

The fifth international Arctic forum "Arctic-territory of dialogue" will be held in St. Petersburg on April 9 and 10, 2019.

The international Arctic forum "Arctic-the territory of dialogue" is one of the key platforms for discussing the problems and prospects of the Arctic region at the world level. The forum is designed to unite the efforts of the international community to ensure the effective development of the Arctic and improve the living standards of the population of the Arctic territories.

For the first time the forum "Arctic – territory of dialogue" was held in 2010 and was devoted to the modern problems of the Arctic region. The second forum was held in 2011 and touched upon the formation of the Arctic transport system, in 2013, among the main topics of the event were the issues of environmental safety, and in 2017 the forum was devoted to the theme "Man in the Arctic".

As General partners of the International Arctic forum – 2019 will act strategically important for the development of the Arctic region the company: OOO "UK VOSTOKOVA", State Corporation "Rosatom", JSC "Gazprom", PJSC "NOVATEK".

Fund Recongress – socially-oriented non-financial development institution, the largest organizer of international Congress, exhibition and social events.

Fund Recongress established in 2007 to promote the development of economic potential and strengthening the image of Russia through the organization and holding of the international, Congress, exhibition and social events.

The Foundation forms their content, provides consulting, information and expert support to companies and organizations, as well as comprehensively studies, analyzes and covers issues of the Russian and global economic agenda. The Fund provides administration and promotes business projects and attracts investments, including through public-private partnerships.

Currently, the annual program of the Fund includes events from Montevideo to Vladivostok, which allows to gather on one site world business leaders, experts, media, government representatives, to create the best conditions for discussion and promotion of new ideas and projects, as well as to assist in the formation of social entrepreneurship and charitable projects.


 

Source: http://portnews.ru/news/271636/

Officially, the Arctic countries agreed to keep the Arctic zone free from geopolitical tensions, the Danish newspaper reminds. However, the region is rich in raw materials and has an invaluable strategic importance in terms of security policy. In addition, other countries have claims to the Arctic. Danish experts are alarmed, first of all, by China's investments in Greenland.

The Arctic will become a priority for the Northern fleet in the coming year. This was stated by the commander of the Northern fleet Admiral Nikolai Evmenov when setting tasks to subordinates.

"The Northern fleet has accumulated vast experience in the Arctic – the use of underwater forces in the Arctic basin, and the activities of surface forces to ensure security in the areas of the main Arctic transport highway of Russia — the Northern sea route, as well as in the field of rescue operations and environmental safety in the Arctic zone", — said Admiral Nikolai Evmenov.

This year, the Northern fleet plans to carry out a number of Arctic campaigns of the ships ' detachments, as well as conduct various tactical exercises involving units located on the Arctic Islands. In addition, in the Arctic zone planned to conduct rescue exercises, as well as to ensure the safety of coastal and island territories of Russia, — the press service of the Northern fleet.

Along with the development of the Arctic, the Northern fleet will continue to perform tasks in other areas of the world ocean.



Source: https://sever-press.ru/2019/01/09/arktika-v-prioritete-severnyj-flot-opredelil-predstojashhie-na-god-zadachi/

Russia has no other way but to explore the Arctic. To this end, the reference macro-region created eight development zones, and the Arctic will be connected together via the Northern sea route. The plans are ambitious, but quite real

Roshydromet intends to launch satellites for meteorological monitoring of the Arctic. Information from foreign satellites does not provide an estimate of the thickness of the ice.


 

ST. PETERSBURG, 6 Dec. /TASS./ Meteorological monitoring of the Arctic will be carried out with the help of satellites, the relevant project is developing Roshydromet. This was reported by TASS on the sidelines of the Forum "Arctic: Present and future" held in St. Petersburg, the head of the Russian Roshydromet Maxim Yakovenko.

"We are looking for options for launching small satellites for the Arctic that would cover the Arctic zone. Satellites provide 80% of all information," he said.

In particular, according to Yakovenko, only with the help of satellite data it is possible to estimate the thickness of ice in the Arctic, which is necessary, in particular, for navigation. At the same time, Russia does not have access to information from high-precision foreign satellites. "Now we receive information from foreign satellites, but it is low resolution, the ice is not visible. Several satellites have high resolution, but information from them is not available for Russia," the Minister said.

As noted by Yakovenko, according to the Federal space program Roscosmos was to launch the first meteorological satellite in 2017, the second - in 2019, but the program was not implemented. To fill the gap Roshydromet plans to launch small satellites. "In Soviet times, launched meteorological missiles, 900 per year, three landfills left, missiles capable of up to 15 kg of load to put into orbit up to 300 km. Try small satellites that live a year and a half, to close the gap," - said Yakovenko.


 

Source: https: / / tass.ru / v-strane/5881488

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