Expoforum in the city of Saint Petersburg is hosting the VII International Forum – Arctic: Today and the Future from 4 to 6 December. The event is organized by the international NGO Association of Polar Explorers and aimed at all-round assistance and support to the state policy in exploring and socioeconomic development of polar areas. The main issues on the Forum’s agenda are development of home-base areas and monotowns, industrial cooperation and modern communication systems, preservation of the environment and development of green tourism in the Arctic. It’s not the first year representatives of the Emergency Ministry have attended the Forum as one of priorities of the Emergency Ministry is development of the Single State Disaster Management System in the Arctic.
There is also a traditional exhibition where Arctic regions, large state corporations and privately-owned companies present the technologies they came up with to develop the Arctic. At their display “The Arctic: New Challenges and Responsibility” Emergency Ministry’s rescuers showcased equipment, special instruments and gears allowing ensuring efficient operation of the Ministry in severe climatic conditions of the Arctic.
The International Forum “Artic: Today and the Future” contributes to implementation of important plans in developing polar areas of Russia, creating a reliable foundation for socioeconomic development of the country. The main result of the Forum is going to be a resolution containing suggestions and recommendations that is going to be forwarded to the RF state authorities so that they can improve the laws and state control in sustainable development of the Arctic.