Geographers of the Department of Earth Sciences and Geotechnologies of the Institute of Forest, Mining and Construction Sciences of PetrSU study the Arctic.
In the city of Apatity (Murmansk region), the Polar School-Practice-2021 (2nd stage of the VI International Conference of Young Scientists “Water Resources: Study and Management” WRRM-2020) began its work. The school was held on the basis of the Institute of Problems of Industrial Ecology of the North of the Kola Scientific Center of the Russian Academy of Sciences and lasted a week. As a result of the competitive selection, a team of 30 young scientists from different parts of Russia was formed. In the general opinion of the participants, these were bright, eventful, fruitful days.
The 3rd year students of the Department of Geosciences and Geotechnologies of PetrSU Olga Kälviyainen and Elsa Hakan took part in the work of the Polar School for Young Limnologists . In a short time, the participants got acquainted with complex methods of field work, mastered the analytical method of processing samples from Lake Imandra – the largest freshwater reservoir in the Murmansk region.
On April 15, geographers from the Department of Earth Sciences took part in the Sixth International Scientific Conference “The Arctic: History and Modernity”, held in St. Petersburg. The report “Organization of ecological tourism in the Paanajärvi national park as a recreational territory of the Arctic zone of the Republic of Karelia” was presented in section 8 “Historical and cultural heritage of the Arctic. The Arctic and mass culture”. The main content of the report concerned the issues of conducting scientific research in the national park and the peculiarities of organizing ecological tourism for students of geographers of PetrSU.
Paanajärvi National Park is located on the territory of the Republic of Karelia in the Arctic zone of the Russian Federation. Organization of research, educational and cognitive activities in the park is one of the priority tasks of the Department of Geosciences and Geotechnologies of the Institute of Forest, Mining and Construction Sciences of PetrSU.