Scientists from MMBI took part in an International Conference on British-Russian Cooperation in the Arctic Research


Scientists at Murmansk Marine Biological Institute took part in an international conference called “Development of the UK-Russia Arctic Research and Collaboration Network” held in 01–03 March 2018 at M.V. Lomonosov Northern (Arctic) Federal University in the city of Arkhangelsk, Russia. Among participants were employees from scientific, educational, commercial and public organizations from Great Britain, Finland, Norway, and Russia. 78 participants presented 67 reports on ecosystem research, ecology, education, health, archaeology and history of Arctic development. Two MMBI scientists attended the conference: Dmitry Ishkulov presented a report on MMBI achievements in the field of marine science and Mikhail Makarov reported on the MEMO-PRO project carried out under the contract with Russia’s Ministry of Education and Science.

Four organizations took part in the conference, including MMBI, agreed to make a Consortium of researchers on marine oil pollution in the north (CRMOPN). The Consortium is aimed at bringing together researchers in fields of oil pollution and conservation of North marine ecosystems. The long-term goal of the Consortium is to unite efforts, experience and knowledge of participants to study, research and solve problems related to oil pollution of the marine environment, so that the generally recognized state of pollution associated with energy development and transport is widely recognized and reflected in decision-making, especially in the North. Participants of the Consortium: 1) University of Aberdeen, Center for Energy Law, UK; 2) Murmansk Marine Biological Institute KSC RAS, Murmansk, Russia; 3) M.V. Lomonosov Northern (Arctic) Federal University, Arctic Biomonitoring Laboratory, Arkhangelsk, Russia; and 4) Tomsk State University, Biological Institute, Russia. Initial information on the Consortium, its participants, organizing committee, goals, and activities are presented at and at Facebook.