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The International Economic Forum will be held in St. Petersburg on 6-8 June 2019. The business programme of the forum will include a panel discussion on modern approaches to managing the World Ocean and the contribution of shipbuilders to its conservation and study.

“In order to achieve a qualitative breakthrough in the study of the Arctic and the Arctic Ocean, it is vitally important that international cooperation reach a new level of standards”, Special Representative of the Russian President on International Cooperation in the Arctic and Antarctica and Deputy Chairman of the Organizing Committee of the 2019 International Arctic Forum Artur Chilingarov emphasized.

“Collaboration to protect the World Ocean is necessary to ensure social, economic, and environmental balance throughout the world, and so innovative solutions must be discussed for the main challenges facing the planet”, Advisor to the President of the Russian Federation Anton Kobyakov said. “Multiple factors related to the ocean exert a major impact on a wide range of critical issues, such as climate change, improving people's living standards, and improving the geopolitical situation. The venues of international forums will improve coordination and partnership aimed at strengthening ocean-related research capabilities and the exchange of state-of-the-art technologies”.

„The World Ocean will be actively discussed as a part of the “Arctic: Territory of Dialogue” International Arctic Forum, which is to be held on 9–10 April 2019 in St. Petersburg. The following issues will be discussed at the behest of the USC: developing high latitude cruise tourism, expanding the construction of a modern high-tech fleet for the development of the Northern Sea Route, and creating infrastructure in the North, in particular, the construction of an FNHPP (Floating Nuclear Heat and Power Plant). Careful consideration will also be given to the development and production of marine technology for the assimilation and study of the World Ocean Arctic Zone.“

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Source: Roscongress