The Annual Meeting of the International Expert Council on Cooperation on the Arctic was held at Gubkin University
On 12 November 2020, the 8th annual meeting of the International Expert Council on Cooperation on the Arctic (IECCA) was held by Gubkin University under the topic “Science, Education and Human Resources Development for the Arctic Projects Implementation”.
The event was organized on-site and online by the Faculty of Integrated Security of the Fuel and Energy Complex of Gubkin University and the Alexander Gorchakov Public Diplomacy Fund. The working languages of the event were Russian and English.
Opening the event, Dr. Alexander Maksimenko, Vice-Rector for Scientific and International Affairs at Gubkin University, welcomed the participants and noted the importance of scientific and technological cooperation in the development of the Arctic, as well as emphasized the leading role of Gubkin University in this process.
The plenary session was moderated by Dr. Sergey Grinyaev, Dean of the Faculty of Integrated Security of the Fuel and Energy Complex at Gubkin University. During the plenary session, representatives of the International Maritime Organization (a specialized UN agency) and the Arctic Economic Council, experts and scientists from Australia, China, Norway, Russia and Singapore delivered presentations. In total, representatives from 14 countries were registered for the event.
During the meeting, the participants discussed the issues of the improvement of training programs for specialists in the integrated development of the Arctic, the international cooperation in the field of education, the importance of digital competencies as an integral part of modern education, the development of programs for the exchange of knowledge and experience in order to increase the efficiency of the Arctic projects, the transformation of oil and gas education, training of personnel from among the indigenous peoples of the North.
At the meeting, the six edition of Arctic Review, the official publication of the International Expert Council on Cooperation in the Arctic, and the analytical report “China's Arctic policy in the first quarter of the XXI century" were presented.