Agreement On Enhancing Arctic Scientific Cooperation

Recognising the importance of peacekeeping, stability and constructive cooperation in the Arctic; For a map of the area covered by the agreement, click here. In the case of a contribution to existing cooperation and an effort to develop and strengthen international scientific cooperation in the Arctic, «scientific activities» involve efforts to promote understanding of the Arctic through scientific research, monitoring and evaluation. These activities may include planning and implementing scientific research projects and programs, expeditions, observations, follow-up initiatives, surveys, modelling and evaluations; Training staff Planning, organizing and organizing scientific seminars, symposia, conferences, workshops and meetings; collecting, processing, analyzing and sharing scientific data, ideas, results, methods, experiences and traditional and local knowledge; Developing sampling methods and protocols Preparation of publications; The development, implementation and use of logistics and research infrastructure; Noting the importance of international scientific cooperation in this regard; Recognized the excellent scientific cooperation that already exists in many organizations and initiatives such as arc observation networks, the International Arctic Science Committee, the University of the Arctic, the Arctic Research Operators Forum, the International Network for Arctic Land Research and Surveillance, the World Meteorological Organization, the International Council for the Exploration of the Sea. , the Arctic Pacific Group, the Association of Arctic State of Education Scientists, Aboriginal Knowledge Institutions, the International Arctic Social Sciences Association and many others; Taking full account of the relevant provisions of the 1982 United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea, in particular the Part XIII provisions on marine scientific exploration, which aim to promote and facilitate the development and implementation of marine scientific research for peaceful purposes; 1. This agreement may be amended by the written agreement of all parties. 3. Contracting parties also facilitate joint scientific activities that require the collection of aerial scientific data in the identified geographic areas and are subject to specific modalities or agreements between the parties or participants in these activities. 2. Contracting parties may, at their sole discretion, cooperate with the non-contracting parties described in this agreement and apply measures consistent with the measures outlined in this agreement, in cooperation with the non-contracting parties. The aim of this agreement is to improve cooperation in scientific activities to increase the effectiveness and efficiency of the development of scientific knowledge about the Arctic. The U.S. Secretary of State and the foreign ministers of the other seven Arctic governments signed the agreement on improving international scientific cooperation in the Arctic on May 11, 2017 in Fairbanks, Alaska.

The agreement facilitates the access of scientists from the eight Arctic governments to the Arctic areas identified by each government, including the entry and exit of people, equipment and materials; Access to research infrastructure and facilities and access to data. The agreement also encourages parties to promote educational, career and training opportunities and encourages activities related to traditional and local knowledge. The agreement came into force on May 23, 2018. ÉTATS-UNIS D`AMÉRIQUE U.S. Arctic Research Commission Executive Director, Usa