The event was held in a mixed format
On October 15, 2021 at the Admiral Makarov State University of Maritime and Inland Shipping (GUMRF) the International Conference "Arctic: Marine Transportation Challenges - 2021") took place. It was supported by the Russian Maritime Register of Shipping, PJSC Sovcomflot, FSBI Administration of the Northern Sea Route, the Arctic and Antarctic Research Institute, with the participation of the leaders of the World Maritime University and the International Association of Maritime Universities. This was reported by the press service of the university.
It is noted that the scientific conference on the Arctic direction at the university was held for the first time, the more significant is the wide interest in it. The event was held in a mixed format. Representatives of industrial enterprises of the maritime industry, as well as the largest scientific and educational organizations of Russia took part; foreign participants represented Norway, Finland, USA, Sweden, Japan, China. More than 100 people have registered in total.
The conference program included a plenary session and three thematic sections: Arctic shipping: safety, environment and legal regulation, Innovative technologies for polar shipping: research and development, Development of seaports in the Arctic. On behalf of the rector of the university Sergei Baryshnikov, the vice-rector for scientific and innovation activities Tatyana Pantina made a welcoming speech, who determined the directions of the conference and spoke about the niche that our university has traditionally occupied in Arctic research for many years. with Arctic sea transportation of goods.
Welcoming remarks were addressed to the participants: Cleopatra Doumbia-Henry, President of the World Maritime University, Takeshi Nakazawa, Executive Director of the International Association of Maritime Universities, Alexander Makarov, Director of the Arctic and Antarctic Research Institute of the Russian Federation. In their speeches, they stressed the importance of solving problems that arise in the development of the Arctic region, talked about cooperation and collaboration with the university.
The topics of the plenary reports included the issues of shipping, shipbuilding, port activities, training for work in the Arctic. The moderator of the plenary session was the Vice-Rector for Conventional Training and Provision of Swimming Practice of the GUMRF named after Admiral S.O. Makarov Alexander Gorobtsov, who also spoke about the university's experience in training personnel for Arctic shipping.
Presentations were made by Nikolai Monko, Acting Head of the Administration of the Northern Sea Route (NSR), Alexander Andreev, Adviser to the General Director of PJSC Sovcomflot, Ashok Pandey, Associate Professor of the Massachusetts Maritime Academy, Gao Tianmin, Director and Chief Expert of the Center for Research on the Blue Economy of the Arctic at Harbin University of Engineering, Pentti Kuyala, Deputy Dean of the Engineering School of Aalto University, Maxim Boyko, Head of the Department of Marine Transportation and Storage of Liquefied Natural Gas, Russian Maritime Register of Shipping, Mikhail Grigoriev, Director of Gekon LLC, and others. Based on the results of the conference, a collection of scientific articles will be published, indexed in Scopus.
International conference "Arctic: Marine Transportation Challenges - 2021" on the basis of the Admiral Makarov State University of Maritime and Inland Shipping should become an annual event, a platform for cooperation of industrial, educational and scientific organizations.