Arkhangelsk Conference To Address Digital Development of Arctic
Participants in ‘National Megaproject: Personnel and Research Support Conference’ will discuss the creation of a modern digital educational environment in the Arctic, how to ensure its economic development, and the mastering of new skills and professions for the implementation of Arctic projects in an effort to develop and introduce digital technologies. The event will take place on 10–11 November in Arkhangelsk at Northern (Arctic) Federal University named after M.V. Lomonosov (NArFU) with the support of the Ministry of Education and Science of the Russian Federation as part of the plan of events for Russia’s chairmanship of the Arctic Council in 2021–2023, which are being organized by the Roscongress Foundation.
The Conference programme includes thematic sections and roundtables on various aspects of the development of the Arctic and digital technologies in the Far North. The event will focus on information security in the digital economy, the customization of personnel training for the Arctic region, the monitoring of the labour market, as well as the transformation of urban spaces and robotics.
Representatives of federal and regional agencies, CEOs of IT companies and several specialized organizations, as well as leading experts and representatives of the scientific community have been invited to take part in the Conference.
The programme will also feature cybersport and information security competitions, as well as the Sports Programming and Activity Championship for schoolchildren. Master class participants will be given an opportunity to learn the basics of cryptography and the Internet of Things, how to use neural networks, how to develop mobile applications, and control a quadrocopter.
The Conference guests will have a chance to visit an exhibition dedicated to digital technologies for the development of the Northern Sea Route. The Rostec State Corporation and AFK Sistema will also present their latest developments.
A priority of Russia’s chairmanship of the Arctic Council is to ensure responsible governance for the sustainable development of the Arctic, which is largely determined by the quality of human capital. By developing measures to support the population of the North, including Indigenous peoples, Russia is helping to promote projects and initiatives to digitalize remote Arctic villages and reindeer herding farms by improving the reliability and efficiency of satellite navigation systems in the Arctic.
An online broadcast of the event will be available on the official website of Russia’s chairmanship: