(Photo: Hjalti Þ. Hreinsson, edited by Magdalena Tomasik) The 4th International Conference Mining Industry in the Barents Euro-Arctic Region: View to the Future will take place in Kirovsk Town, Murmansk Region, and Russia on the 20 – 21 of November, 2014.

The main topic of the Conference: is Ensuring Sustainable Development of the Mining Sector in the Arctic Zone in Terms of Global Market Instability.

The Barents Euro-Arctic Region is a strategically important region of Russia, rich in natural resources, which possesses a considerable technological, scientific potential and human resources, with good experience in the environmental management in the sub-arctic climate.

This creates the possibility for the region to become a leader in the development of mineral resources in the Arctic, if they found the best ways to adapt the mining sector to the new legal framework after entering of all the Arctic states to the WTO and updating of long-term strategies for socio-economic development of the Arctic territories.

The Conference is held under the auspices of the Non-profit Partnership Russian Mining Operators and with support of the Government of Murmansk region in the framework of the III Murmansk International Business Week. The Conference is included in the action plan of the EU-Russia Year of Science 2014.

Click here for more information and to register for the event.

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