From 24th till 30th September 2017 the ELA Project held its second six-day intensive training internship in Belgium to introduce the partners to the main European institutions and agencies engaging in initiatives in education and policy making, improve legal skills of institutional project managers, modular team leaders and researchers and to reflect upon the different education systems and teacher training programmes.
On October 3 and 4 NArFU became a venue for the meeting of the coordinators of the “Bachelor of Circumpolar Studies” programme, being realized within a network including universities of the North-West Russia and Nord University (Bodø, Norway).
The scientific and practical conference with the international participation of "A Problem of Maintaining Health and Ensuring Sanitary and Epidemiologic Wellbeing of the Population in the Arctic" took place on the 5th-6th of October in St. Petersburg. It was organized by Northwest Scientific Center of Hygiene and Public Health.
The leading scientist of the Arctic Biomonitoring Laboratory made a speech at the scientific and practical conference "Problems of Maintaining Health and Support of Sanitary and Epidemiologic Wellbeing of the Population in the Arctic", which took place on October 5-6 in St. Petersburg.
The 7th MARPART conference “Competence development within maritime emergency preparedness” was arranged in Nuuk, Greenland as a part of the MARPART projects. It served as a meeting place for academia, emergency professional and governmental bodies and institutions that work in the area of maritime preparedness and emergency management.
The kick-off seminar of the project “Development of the UK-Russia Arctic Research and Collaboration Network” was organized as a side-event of UArctic Rectors Forum and International Conference “Conversations from the North” in Aberdeen.
Participants of the Barents summer school got acquainted with the project on the study of the transfer of PCBs in Arctic trophic chains
In the period of August 21st -25th, the IV Barents School for graduate students from 5 countries is held on the basis of NArFU: China, Sweden, Norway, Switzerland and Russia. Two participants of the Arctic biomonitoring laboratory, two PhD students of the "Ecology" direction: Pesyakova Anastasia and Elena Gusakova, took part as participants.
This and other questions related to the factors that influence the spread of pollutants in the environment were answered by Professor Yngvar Thomassen in the second lecture, which was held within the framework of the summer Barents school for postgraduate students.
Professor Thomassen, a Leading scientist at the Arctic biomonitoring laboratory, NArFU, spoke at the Barents Summer School for PhD students with a lecture entitled "Global Warming and Climate Change".
Within the framework of the IV International Summer School of Graduate Students of the Barents Euro-Arctic Region, Professor, Leading scientist of Arctic biomonitoring laboratory of NArFU Yngvar Thomassen made a presentation. He spoke about why it is important to conduct biological monitoring in the Arctic region.
At the IV International Summer School of PhD students in the Barents Region, topical issues of the Arctic development are discussed
The annual Barents PhD School International Summer School is held from 21st to 25th of August within the framework of the project on academic cooperation in the Barents region. This year, the school grounds became NArFU and NSMU.
On July 31st, the staff of the Arctic biomonitoring laboratory, who had just returned from the Arctic Floating University-2017 scientific research expedition - Anna Trofimova and Elena Gusakova - met live with the host of the "Meetings on Mondays" program at 102.0 FM radio station "Radio Pomorie " Alexey Serov. Anna and Elena told about the participation in the megagrant of the project of NArFU, its tasks and expected results, and also shared the impressions of the expedition work.
The staff of the megagrant took part in the seminar "The Future of Russia: the Arctic Dimension of Development in the 21st Century"
On August 1st, the second day of the seminar "The Future of Russia: The Arctic Dimension of Development in the 21st Century" was held under the leadership of Professor Malinetsky, a scientist from the Institute of Mathematics Teaching named after Keldysh.
Laboratory staff conducted expeditionary activities in the territory of the national park "Russian Arctic"
On July 28th, the scientific vessel "Professor Molchanov" returned to the port of Arkhangelsk. On board there were more than 60 people from 6 countries of the world - scientists, students, freelancers. As part of the implementation of the megagrant project, members of the Arctic biomonitoring laboratory of Northern (Arctic) Federal University named after M.V. Lomonosov participated in the expedition "Arctic Floating University - 2017" were Elena Gusakova, Nikita Soboleva and Anna Trofimova.
Valery Chashchin: "The problem of medical and ecological well-being of residents of the Arctic zone is acute"
Valery Chashchin, Chief Researcher of the Institute of Environmental Economics and Environmental Policy, presented a report on improving the state health regulation in the Arctic environment during the seminar "The Future of Russia: the Arctic Dimension of Development in the 21st Century" in the framework of the Russia-2030 project.
Participants of the ninth joint expedition of NArFU and Roshydromet under the name Arcticum Incognita were welcomed by citizens, the scientific community and officials of the region.