Association of Polar Early Career Scientists


12279042 1013741738646776 8171818202453358889 nThe International Youth Forum “Arctic – Made in Russia” will be held from February 29 to March 6, 2016.

Over 200 young professionals, scientists, graduate and postgraduate students from Russia and countries of the Arctic Council, whose sphere of scientific and creative interests relates to the development of the Arctic region, and in particular - the oil and gas industry, are expected to be among the participants.

The mission of the forum is to facilitate the exchange of ideas, skills and knowledge as well as to recruit personnel for existing Arctic projects. The forum especially welcomes young individuals with the following specializations and experience:

- Project Managers
- Petroleum Engineers
- Construction Designers
- Process Engineers for Hydrocarbon Resource Development
- Drilling Engineers
- Cryolithologists
- Shipbuilders
- Geologists
- Resource Economists
- Industrial Safety Engineers
- Oceanographers
- Ecologists

Participants will be divided into 15 teams of 14 individuals with 12 Russians and 2 foreigners per team. Each team will have opportunities to showcase their professional skills, work on cases, and engage in discussions about the Arctic with heads of Russian corporations, ministries, professors of the Russian Academy of Sciences and rectors of the leading Russian universities.

Subjects of roundtable discussions include: "Prospects for import substitution", " Search and exploration of hydrocarbons on the Arctic shelf", "Design and engineering ", "Feasibility of oil platforms", "Development and exploitation of oil fields on the Arctic shelf", and "Preservation technologies".

Participants from the most active and successful team will be rewarded with an internship opportunity in Russia’s leading oil and gas company.

It should be noted that the top management of Russia’s Public Joint Stock Company (PJSC) "Gazprom" already expressed interest in the forum. Artur Chilingarov, the First Vice President of the Russian Geographical Society also supported the involvement of "Gazprom" in the preparation and execution of this youth forum.

To get more information about further details and registration, please get in touch with Anna Aperyan by email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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