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International forum “The Arctic: Territory of dialogue” is one of the main projects of the Russian Geographical Society. Research of the Arctic has always been and remains one of the primary areas of the Society' focus for its more than sesquicentennial history.

September 24-25, 2013 Salekhard, the administrative center of Yamalo-Nenets autonomous okrug hosted III International Arctic forum “The Arctic: Territory of dialogue”.
Main topic of the third forum was ecological safety in the Arctic. The Forum will focus on such ecological safety issues as public health in the Arctic, environmental protection legal regime, influence of climate change on arctic ecosystems and environmentally safe development of the Arctic resources.

Major task of the Forum is to connect all professional points of view and organize a discussion that will encourage consensus between government bodies, academic community and business on the issues of the Arctic nature preservation and liquidation of the environmental impact made by human economic activity.

The first international Arctic forum was held in Moscow 22-23 September, 2010 and focused on the current issues of the Arctic region. The second forum was held in Arkhangelsk 22-23 September, 2011 and focused on building of transport network in the Arctic.