The seminar "COLD LANDS" for more than ten years is a part of the work of the Department of Northern Studies previously of the Yakutsk State University and, in recent years, of the North-Eastern Federal University. This time, the representatives of Hokkaido University participated in the seminar. Sessions are related to infrastructure, transport, and socio-economic issues. At the seminars we try to use different formats - expert sessions, lectures and joint practical work” - said Mikhail Prisyazhniy, Head of the Department of Northern Studies, Member of the UArctic Board.

He also said that the special session of the COLD LANDS seminar, as part of the Northern Sustainable Development Forum was held in conjunction with the Human Resource Development Platform for Japan-Russia Economic Cooperation and Personnel Exchange (HaRP) (Japan, Hokkaido University).

In total, within the international interdisciplinary seminar “COLD LANDS” more than 20 sessions were held with the participation of leading researchers from research centers and universities in Russia, Canada, Finland, Norway, the USA and other countries.