TSU research will help environmental development in the Arctic

The book “The Arctic. Current Issues and Challenges” published by Nova Science Publishers (USA) has presented research results by authors from Russia, France, Norway, Finland, and Canada. They contribute to an understanding of large-scale climatic changes occurring in the Arctic that serve as a starting point for the transformation of natural processes on the entire planet. Along with this, the data presented by scientists can play a large role in reducing environmental risks in the development of Arctic resources and organizing transport along the transarctic route.

The editors of the publication were Oleg Pokrovsky, a scientist at TSU and the University of Toulouse (France), Sergey Kirpotin, director of the TSU Center of Excellence Bio-Clim-Land, and Alexander Malov, a leading researcher at the Federal Center for Complex Research of the Arctic, Russian Academy of Sciences (Arkhangelsk, Russia).

Along with this, it is in the Arctic that huge natural resources are concentrated (oil, natural gas, copper-nickel ores, rare earth elements, large reserves of gold, diamonds, and tungsten), which are now being fought for not only by the Arctic powers, but also countries that do not have direct access to the region and the Arctic seas. For example, China has already indicated its desire to actively participate in the development of Arctic routes for the transport of goods and is building its own icebreakers.

The book addresses a wide range of environmental, social, and economic issues related to the Arctic. The 14 chapters provide up-to-date reviews of indigenous communities, climate change, political issues, and the implementation of major projects. Considerable attention is paid to natural resources, environmental monitoring, and assessment of the problems of pollution.