Arctic engagements

From IAU – Bulletin – Vol. 13, No 9, November 2016

University of the Arctic: Sustainable Development

A Declaration on the Sustainable Future of the Arctic was agreed in September during the 2016 Congress of the University of the Arctic, a network of universities and research institutes. The Congress took place at Saint Petersburg University.

Check:
http://www.uarctic.org/about-uarctic/events/uarctic-congress-2016/declaration/

US Government: Scientific Cooperation

Science ministers from across the globe, as well as representatives of indigenous Arctic groups, gathered in Washington, DC, in September for the first-ever White House Arctic Science Ministerial. The purpose was to expand joint collaborations focused on Arctic science, research, monitoring and data-sharing, and to increase international scientific collaboration on the Arctic. A Joint Statement was issued.

Check:
https://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2016/09/28/joint-statement-ministers

Povl Tiedemann
November 2016

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