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TSU to study Siberian and Arctic climate with the Northern Forum

© предоставлено организаторами фестиваля "56-я параллель"TSU to study Siberian and Arctic climate with the Northern Forum

TOMSK, Nov 15 RIA Tomsk. The international SecNet network of Tomsk State University (TSU) will study the climate of Siberia and the Arctic together with the international organization of northern regions Northern Forum (NF), the university's press service said on Monday.

Earlier it was reported that the international consortium SecNet TSU unites scientific centers and scientists specializing in the study of Siberia and the Arctic and is working extensively in this direction. Scientists from the TSU SecNet research network, together with experts from the international project INTERACT, are creating a network of indigenous "citizen researchers" in the Arctic to monitor the climate.

"The Northern Forum (NF) and SecNet, the international network of Tomsk State University dedicated to research in Siberia and the Arctic, have signed a memorandum of understanding and agreed to implement joint research and educational projects. A major international non-profit association and one of Russia's leading universities will focus on solving climate problems", – the statement said.

According to the press service, the Northern Forum (NF) includes northern regions of Russia – Yamalo-Nenets Autonomous Okrug (YaNAO), Khanty-Mansi Autonomous Okrug–Yugra (KhMAO), Nenets Autonomous District, Chukotka, Magadan region, northern territories of Alaska (USA), Lapland (Finland), Akureyri (Iceland).

"The signing of the memorandum of understanding opens up new opportunities for interaction between the two parties. In particular, SecNet and the Northern Forum have agreed to jointly prepare and conduct the Arctic Voice International Arctic Year in 2023, focusing on key issues for indigenous peoples in the circumpolar region. Addressing the social and economic problems of this group is one of the priorities of the Northern Forum", – the press service said.

According to the university, joint research is also planned on changes in the diet of indigenous peoples of the North, the impact of change on health, the transformation of the environment and social phenomena due to climate.

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