The Russian Academy of Sciences, the Ural Division of the Russian Academy of Sciences and Arkhangelsk Scientific Centre of the Ural Division of the Russian Academy of Sciences in partnership with the Government of the Arkhangelsk region and International Arctic Science Committee organize the international conference "COMPETITIVE POTENTIAL OF THE NORTHERN AND ARCTIC REGIONS" which is to be held on October 8–10, 2014 in Arkhangelsk, Russia.
The extreme climate conditions, low ecosystem stability, low population density, insufficiently developed infrastructure and transport/logistics network demand a new solutions for development of the Arctic and Northern territories by integrating the practical experience with modern technologies and science activities for effective implementation of existing competitive advantages of this macroregion.
The conference is a common arena for the representatives of the research community, the regional governments and business for discussing the instruments providing the stable development of the Arctic and Northern territories and securing the high quality of life of population.
THE CONFERENCE COVERS THE FOLLOWING ISSUES AND TOPICS:
natural resources and development of the coastal territories in the Arctic;
technologies of research of the Arctic and the North;
transport/logistic infrastructure in the macroregion;
securing the life activities and protection of the natural environment;
preservation of the traditional lifestyle of indigenous population.