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VIII annual meeting of the international expert Council for Arctic cooperation (IECCA)

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On November 12, 2020, the VIII annual meeting of The international expert Council for cooperation in the Arctic (IECCA) was held in an online format. The topic of the meeting: “Science, Education and Human Resources Development for Arctic Projects Implementation". Russian and foreign experts, representatives of business and government involved in the development of the Arctic made presentations at the plenary session. The main topics of the meeting were the specifics of training personnel for the Arctic and forms of international cooperation in this area.

In addition, the experts touched upon the specifics of the educational system of the indigenous peoples of the North, discussed the tools of the Arctic economic Council aimed at developing international cooperation, and studied practical examples of effective interaction in the field of education.

The main speakers of the event were:

• Barron-Perrico Milton, the office of safety at sea, the International Maritime Organization (IMO), report "training course for seafarers to polar marine operations."

• Borgoyakov Sergei, a leading analyst of the Center for development of education Russian Academy of education (Russia), the report “social and cultural issues and education of the peoples of the North”

• Johnsen Inger, the Arctic economic Council, the report "the Arctic economic Council and the Arctic InvestmentProtocol (AIP) in maintaining sustainable economic development and strengthening societies"

• Soliman Hunter Tina, Professor, Macquarie Law school (Australia), report "International cooperation in the Arctic in the field of education"

• Bertelsen Rasmus, Professor at the Arctic University of Norway (Norway), the report "project Overview "Society and advanced technology in the Arctic»

• Li Tanghua, the Observatory of the Earth, Nolansykinsley University (Singapore) report, "sea level Change in the Russian Arctic"

• Tianming Gao, the Director and chief researcher of the research Center for the blue economy of the Arctic Harbin engineering University (China), the report on "Cooperation of Russia and China in the sphere of marine engineering in the Arctic"

• Mukhin Alexey, the General Director of the Center for political information (Russia), the report "Arctic activism as a form of participation of countries in the process»

• Aleskerov Fuad, Higher school of Economics, Institute of problems of control named V. A. Trapeznikov RAS (Russia) report "Simulation of probable oil spills in the sea spaces of the Arctic"

• Zhuravel Valeriy, senior researcher, head of Center for Arctic studies of the Institute of Europe of RAS (Russia), the report on "Cooperation of Russia and European countries to study the Arctic."

The meeting included a presentation of the sixth edition of the international Yearbook Arctic review, as well as the publication of the Center for strategic assessments and forecasts "China's Arctic policy in the Arctic in the XXI century".

The experts agreed that the development of scientific and educational cooperation in the Arctic makes it possible to solve practical problems without political differences between the key Arctic countries.

The participants of the event also supported the thesis that the issues of personnel training are inextricably linked with the development of digital technologies. Thus, the formation of competencies among the "Arctic" personnel is an important transformation of the system for training highly qualified personnel for the implementation of large-scale projects in the Arctic.

Full recording of the plenary session in online format:

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