In August 2021, a pilot project for a research and tourism cluster will be launched in Tiksi. Its task is to unite various organizations in order to achieve a breakthrough in the tourism development of the Arctic.
The initiators of the idea are the representatives of the RGS Branch in the Republic of Sakha (Yakutia), the Academy of Sciences of the Sakha Republic, the leadership of the Bulun ulus inspection of nature protection, the management of the “Ust-Lensky” Nature Reserve together with the Tiksi project office, with the active participation and support of the Bulun ulus administration, the enthusiasts of “Mammoth Effect", and "Polar Airlines".
“Having studied the documents, initiatives, orders, we came to the conclusion that today there are no such organizations and people who are guaranteed to know how to ensure the breakthrough development of the Arctic in 2020–2021 in Russia, just like there are no modern positive examples. That’s why we had turned to the professionals – marketing specialists, scientists, tourism specialists, honorary polar explorers, engineers, designers – and begun figuring this issue out together. As a result, together we formed a capacious common intention, announced the opportunity to join the movement, and have already found a way to ensure the opening of a scientific research center," commented in the Yakut Branch of the Russian Geographical Society.
According to the organizers, today the “Lighthouse of the Arctic” project has not only answers to questions, but also a goal, strategy, team and organizations united by a single intention. All that's left is to create a place to work together.
"In the near future, we will share solutions, technologies, a detailed action plan for 2021, as well as a complete list of project participants," added the RGS Branch.
Project website: tiksi2021.ru
All questions and suggestions, as well as applications for participation, please send to: reg14rgo.ru marked "Lighthouse of the Arctic".
Ilya Kravchenko, head of the "Lighthouse of the Arctic" project, member of the RGS, Branch in the Republic of Sakha (Yakutia)