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DOI: 10.5593/SGEM2014/B51/S20.022

CONCEPT OF ENVIRONMENTAL MONITORING IN THE RUSSIAN ARCTIC COASTAL REGIONS

J. A. Lednova, G. G. Gogoberidze, V. M. Abramov, L. N. Karlin, S. V. Berboushi
Wednesday 1 October 2014 by Libadmin2014

References: 14th International Multidisciplinary Scientific GeoConference SGEM 2014, www.sgem.org, SGEM2014 Conference Proceedings, ISBN 978-619-7105-17-9 / ISSN 1314-2704, June 19-25, 2014, Book 5, Vol. 1, 161-168 pp

ABSTRACT
Insufficient information on the Arctic environmental systems and underestimation of human activities in the Arctic region can lead to environmental degradation and
undermine of industries development. The creation of a network of the environmental monitoring observations in that coastal zone and environmental impact assessment, in addition with significantly growing economic activity, will contribute to improving nature conservation and sustainable development in the Russian Arctic taking into account regional specifics. The main threats, possible risks and hazards to environment, human activity and industry in the Arctic coastal regions are presented. The general concept of environmental monitoring in the Russian Arctic coastal regions is considered on the base of national Strategy of the Russian Arctic development and international cooperation. Development of the “Cloud” technology in application to the Arctic monitoring will promote to better assessment of the environmental conditions in the region. The Ministry of education and science of Russia provided financial support for this research with the state order 2014/166 and state contract 14.515.11.0002.

Keywords: environmental monitoring, Arctic coastal region, nature conservation and sustainable use, environmental impact assessment