Arctic science ministerial conference

Arctic science ministerial conference




Recently India participated in the third Arctic science ministerial conference and shared plans for Research and long-term cooperation in the Arctic Region

The first two meeting were held in the USA in 2016 and Germany in 2018 respectively

Key Points

  • It was jointly organised by Iceland and Japan
  •  It was the first ministerial meeting being held in Asia 
  • The objective is to provide opportunities to various stakeholders including academicia, indigenous communities, government policy makers to have a collective understanding of the Arctic region and emphasise and engage in constant monitoring and strengthen observations

India’s stand

  • To contribute of observing system in the Arctic both in- situ and by Remote Sensing
  • India would deploy open ocean mooring in the Arctic for long-term monitoring of upper Ocean variables and meteorological parameter
  • The launch of NISAR satellite mission in collaboration with the USA is under way 

-Khyati Khare

Download Daily Current Affairs of 13th May 2021

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