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Scientific Cooperation Agreement enters into force

The Arctic Council marked a special occasion on 23 May 2018 as the "Agreement on Enhancing International Arctic Scientific Cooperation," signed in May 2017, entered into force.

The Agreement entering into force was an occasion that was celebrated at an event in Ilulissat, Greenland. This means that the Agreement’s provisions now have legal force, and will begin to provide concrete support for Arctic scientific activities by, for example, facilitating access to research areas for marine and airborne data collection, supporting full and open access to scientific data, and promoting education and career development for students and early career scientists.

Marking the occasion, Chair of the Senior Arctic Officials Aleksi Härkönen said "I welcome the swift entry into force of the scientific cooperation agreement and wish to commend the role of Denmark as the depositary state in the process. We all expect that the Agreement will clear the remaining obstacles to research cooperation and thus broaden everybody´s understanding of the Arctic. The Arctic Council should always base its work on best available knowledge - scientific research as well as indigenous and local knowledge, which the new Agreement also addresses."

You can red more about the agreement here

You can find the full text of the agreement here

 

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25.05.2018
Last updated:
28.05.2018