The Experience of the Lomonosov Moscow State University for Training Specialists for the work on the Arctic Shelf

Lead Author Mikhail, Tokarev
Institution Contact Marine Research Center of Lomonosov Moscow State University 119992, Buildings 77, Leninskie Gory, Moscow, "MSU Science Park"
Co-Authors Alexander B. Tzetlin, Sc. D., Director of White Sea Biological Station of LMSU,Russia Grigorii G. Akhmanov, Ph. D., Head of the UNESCO Department in Marine Geology and Geophysics; associate professor of the Faculty of Geology LMSU,Russia Dmitry V. Korost, Ph. D., General Director of MSU Marine Research Center; researcher of the Faculty of Geology, MSU,Russia Nikolay V. Shabalin, CEO of MSU Marine Research Center,Russia
Theme Theme 4: Building Long-term Human Capacity
Session Name 4.1 Lifelong Professional Education in the Present Context of Transformation and Their Impact on the Quality of Life
Datetime Wed, Sep 14, 2016 11:15 AM - 11:30 AM
Presentation Type Oral
Abstract text The intensification of economic and scientific activity in the Arctic requires the preparation of competent, skilled professionals able to effectively carry out its activities, take into account the specifics of the Arctic environment and possesses all required competencies for the rational and careful exploitation of resources in the region.
Into the MSU successfully established the process of training in the field of marine geophysics, geology, ecology, biology and oceanology. The basis for this are educational and research centers, providing young professionals the opportunity of acquiring the necessary skills.
White Sea Biological Station of MSU is a year-round research center with specialized small craft and modern equipment for carrying out scientific-research and experimental-methodical works in the field of marine science.
The station is located beyond the polar circle. Its laboratory, instrumentation and scientific potential allows to carry out comprehensive studies of the marine areas and coastal zones, using it as a research center.
Another important base for the training of sea experts is an educational and scientific center for marine Geology and Geophysics at the Faculty of Geology of MSU.
The center's specialists perform a wide range of scientific research and conduct systematic training of specialists in the field of marine Sciences with the support of UNESCO. The center is the initiator and coordinator of many research projects in close cooperation with foreign universities and large scientific centers.
The most important of these programs is the project "Floating University", which is a fundamentally new association of teachers, researchers and students that form a single research team.
All of this allows for the process of personnel training, to attract students, postgraduates and young scientists for productive activities to establish a continuous process of learning, practicing, improving and implementing best practices for work on the Arctic shelf.
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