First International Arctic Media Forum

From October 20-23, 2013 the Northern (Arctic) Federal University named after M.V. Lomonosov (Arkhangelsk) will hold the First International Arctic Media Forum. The event is held in the Year of Environment in Russia and is dedicated to the third anniversary of NArFU.

The forum will bring together representatives of leading Russian and international media, experts in the field of Arctic research and development. They will discuss problems of the Arctic and connected topics.

The forum is organized by the Northern (Arctic) Federal University, the Russian Geographical Society, National Park “Russian Arctic,” the administration of the Nenets Autonomous District, the Government of the Arkhangelsk region, and the Federal Service for Hydrometeorology and Environmental Monitoring.

Our partners – “Rossiyskaya Gazeta,” RIA Novosti, the Agency of Business News, Norway News and World Wildlife Fund.

The Northern (Arctic) Federal University is the largest scientific and educational center in the Northwest of Russia that is engaged in Arctic research. Currently NArFU is the only Arctic federal university in Russia. NArFU is implementing a number of important projects aimed at Arctic research and development of the Arctic.

Journalists will be able to question experts who specialize in Arctic issues. The main topics are ecology, resources of the Arctic, life of indigenous peoples, international cooperation in the Arctic region, personnel training, expeditions, the Northern Sea Route, etc.

Furthermore some successful media projects will be presented on the forum. This event will establish a more effective dialogue between experts and Russian mass media, as well as between mass media from different countries. The forum will also give impetus to the new information projects.

Find more information and register at the official NArFU web-site. We are glad to offer our guests all possible support in getting visas and receiving money to cover travel and accommodation expenses. If you are interested don’t hesitate to contact us at

Conference program


October 20, 2013, Sunday

Arrival of participants, accommodation

October 21, 2013, Monday

Plenary session in the assembly hall (10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.)

SECTIONS in lecture hall 1220 (11:45 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.)

Section 1. Arctic: development and preservation of natural balance. The point of balance. Successful outreach projects and practices (11:45 a.m. - 1:15 p.m.)

Section 2. Personnel for the Arctic. Features of training. Demand for specialists. (2:15 p.m. - 3:45 p.m.)

Section 3. Attractiveness of the Arctic: how to cover the Arctic theme in mass media (4:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.)

October 22, 2013, Tuesday

SECTIONS in lecture hall 1220 (10:00 a.m. - 3:45 p.m.)

Section 4. International cooperation in the Arctic (10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.)

Section 5. Arctic expeditions and extreme tourism (11:45 a.m. - 1:15 p.m.)

Section 6. The Northern Sea Route (2:15 p.m. - 3:45 p.m.)

Plenary session in the assembly hall (4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.). Summary of the forum.

Business and cultural program

  1. Forum-based business communication and effective interaction of Russian and international mass media and experts.
  2. Excursion programs for the forum participants:

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