Convener: Natalia Simonova, Northern (Arctic) Federal University


This session aims to find a balance between sustainable, cost-effective and profitable professional activities of people working in the extreme High North conditions and their mental and physical health; to enhance compatibility of traditional indigenous activities and industrial exploration of natural resources; to create the base for involving of indigenous peoples’ representatives in the modern production; to preserve people living and working in the Arctic from northern stress and "polar night" depression; as well as to bring to the table discussion of maritime and labor law issues in reference to the occupational health in the extreme Arctic conditions.