The thirteenth International Scientific Student Conference “Problems of the Arctic Region” is devoted to scientific, environmental, technical, economic, and social aspects of the development of the Arctic. The conference will be divided into sections “Biology and Medicine”, “Chemistry and Technologies”, “Ecology of the North”, “Economical problems of Arctic development”, “Geology and Geophysics of the Arctic Region”, “Information Technologies”, “Marine biology”, “Physical studies”, “Humanitarian and Social problems”. Suggestions on new topics are welcome. The conference will be introduced by a plenary report on one of burning issues of modern science. At each section conveners will present reports to the participants devoted to important issues of the section topic.

Students interested in participating in the Conference are welcome to e-mail their registration forms and papers to the Steering Committee until 30 April 2013. The registration form must contain the title of the report, names of the authors, scientific adviser, full name of the organization, address, e-mail of the contact person, dates of arrival and departure. The volume of the paper should not exceed 1 page. Participants should also indicate if they need assistance with the hotel booking.

The paper is to be arranged in the following way:
1. Title of the report (14 pt type Times New Roman Bold, center)
2. Names and surnames of the authors (12 pt, Bold, center);
3. organization name; e-mail of the contact person (12 pt, center);
4. Empty line;
5. Text of the report.

The paper is to be printed with single-spaced text and 12 pt type Times New Roman in MS Word. All margins are to be 2 cm.

When the Conference is over, the Steering Committee is planning to publish the proceedings of the Conference. Participants interested in publishing their papers should submit electronic and hard copies of their papers to the Steering Committee until 15 July 2013. The paper should contain till 6 pages and is to be printed with single-spaced text and 12 pt type Times New Roman in MS Word. All margins are to be 2.0 cm. Electronic version of the paper can be submitted via e-mail.

Languages of the Conference – English and Russian

Steering Committee
Matishov G.G. – chairman, academician RAS, MMBI KSC RAS, Murmansk, Russia
Braaten D. – professor, KU, Lawrence, USA
Demidov V.I. – research professor, WVU, Morgantown, USA
Derkach S.R. – professor, MSTU, Murmansk, Russia
Fedorov P.V. – professor, MSHU, Murmansk, Russia
Larichkin F.D. – professor, IEP KSC RAS, Apatity, Russia
Makarevich P.R. – professor, MMBI KSC RAS, Murmansk, Russia
Masloboev V.A. – professor, INEP KSC RAS, KB PetrSU, Apatity, Russia
Ottesen O. – professor, UIN, Bodø, Norway
Voytekhovsky Y.L. – professor, GI KSC RAS, Apatity, Russia
Zhirov V.K. – member-correspondent RAS, PABGI KSC RAS, Apatity, Russia

Address of the Steering Committee:
Murmansk Marine Biological Institute
17 Vladimirskaya St., Murmansk, 183010 Russia
Tel.: +7 8152 279176, +7 921 2752759
Fax: +7 8152 251972