Overall Goals

  • 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 (study of reluctance and low efficiency of indigenous peoples’ employment in industrial enterprises, motivation increase of indigenous peoples, study of traditional indigenous labor forms in order to transfer this experience in educational institutions);
  • To preserve people living and working in the Arctic from northern stress and "polar night" depression;
  • To bring to the table discussion of maritime and labor law issues in reference to the occupational health in the extreme Arctic conditions.

Main Activities

  • The annual summer schools for students and young scientists
  • Creation of the joint master program "Psychological support of labor in the High North conditions"
  • Joint interdisciplinary research aimed at development of an optimal system for medical and psychological support of work in the Arctic conditions
  • Information dissemination (blogs, websites, forums, chat rooms, etc.) on stress management, psychological protection from stress and "polar night depression" for people working in the High North. 

Current and Planned Activities

Plans for 2019:

  • 19 - 20 January 2019 - participation in the 4th International Conference on Education Science and Development (ICESD 2019) in Shenzhen, China
  • 9 - 10 March 2019 - making 2 oral presentations at the 29th International Conference "Medical, Medicine and Health Sciences" (MMHS- 2019) in Sydney, Australia
  • 23 - 24 April 2019 - participation in the SPE Symposium: Asia Pacific Health, Safety, Security, Environment and Social Responsibility in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
  • 23 - 25 May 2019 - organizing a scientific symposium "Work in the Arctic" and the 4th Psychological Scientific and Practical School "Rotational work in the Arctic - success and health" within ASSW 2019 in Arkhangelsk, Russia

  • 2 - 5 July 2019 - organizing a session "Psychological support of professional activities in the Far North and the Arctic" at the XVI European Congress of Psychology in Moscow, Russia. Send in abstracts to participate in our session: https://ecp2019.ru/

Activities 2015 - 2018:

  • 2018: Yana Korneeva, TN coordinator, Head of the Psychology Department at NarFU, won the competition for the right to receive grants from the President of the Russian Federation for early career Candidates of Sciences for the project "Management of psychological risks in the professional activities of extractive industry workers in the conditions of the Far North and the Arctic" (research team: T. Tyulyubayeva, A.Yuryeva).
  • 2018: Natalia Simonova, TN Lead, Professor at NArFU Department of Psychology, won the RFBR (Russian Foundation for Basic Research) grant for 2018–2020 to conduct research on the topic "Comparative analysis of psychological risks in the professional activities of rotational workers in the South and in the Far North of the Russian Federation" (research team: Ya. Korneeva, T. Tyulyubayeva, M. Arefina, A. Yuryeva, E. Pryalukhin).
  • 18 - 20 December 2018 - 4th International Symposium on Technology Management and Emerging Technologies: oral presentation
  • 15 - 17 October 2018 - SPE Russian Petroleum Technology Conference: oral presentation
  • 3 - 7 September 2018 - UArctic Congress: TN organized session 5.9 "Work in the Arctic" with 11 presentations
  • 12 - 15 August 2018 - 17th International Congress on Circumpolar Health: three presentations of research results
  • 22 - 26 July 2018 - 9th International Conference on Applied Human Factors and Ergonomics: presentation
  • 21 - 22 June 2018 - Singapore Conference on Applied Psychology (SCAP 2018): oral presentation
  • 16 - 18 April 2018 - SPE International Conference and Exhibition on Health, Safety, Security, Environment, and Social Responsibility: oral presentation 
  • 22 - 23 March 2018 - TN organized the 3rd Travelling Psychological School "Rotational work - success and health" at NarFU.
  • 21 - 26 January 2018 - Arctic Frontiers: 2 presentations of current research results
  • 5 - 12 September 2016 - Autumn research school for students and young scientists at NArFU
  • 12 – 20 March 2016 - Arctic Science Summit Week (ASSW 2016) at the University of Alaska, Fairbanks: meeting with the TN members to discuss a joint research plan and work on the organization of a summer school  
  • 24-29 January 2016 - Arctic Frontiers: industry and environment, Tromso, Norway. Meeting with the TN members, the presentation of interim results of joint work, coordination of further actions
  • 26-28 October 2015 - Russian petroleum conference SPE, Moscow, Russia. Discussion of the TN activities with the Tyumen State Oil and Gas University' members. Discussing the prospects of joint research expeditions with representatives of oil companies.
  • 2 - 4  September 2015  - World Symposium on Climate Change Adaptation in Manchester: meeting with potential members of the thematic network to discuss possible cooperation.