The Center for Polar Cooperation Research, Kobe University has contributed an article to the international academic journal "Nature" that emphasizes the need to continue dialogue with Russian scientists even after Russia's invasion of Ukraine to promote Arctic research.A correspondence article (* 1) written by a research group led by Akiho Shibata and others summarizes the results of a web conference co-sponsored by Harvard University in the United States.
According to Kobe University, Russia's invasion of Ukraine casts a dark shadow on the future of polar scientific cooperation, but international scientific cooperation through diplomacy states that the polar region is significantly affected by global warming. He insisted that it was important to realize.
At the same time, he presented as an urgent issue the future of polar international scientific cooperation and the academic examination of the diplomacy and international legal order that support it.He argued that open science, which allows all people to access academic information and participate in research activities, is indispensable for the coexistence of interrelated civilizations, regardless of whether they are friends or foes.
Regarding international scientific cooperation in the polar regions, the legal order was established by the Antarctic Treaty in 1959 and the establishment of the Arctic Council in 1996, but Russia's invasion of Ukraine has led to the exclusion of Russia and Russian scientists.The seven non-Russian countries that make up the Arctic Council have issued a joint statement stating that they will not send delegations to the Russian-sponsored meetings of the Presidency and will not participate in all sub-organizational meetings.
In response, the Antarctic Treaty Consultative Conference has announced a policy to hold the conference on schedule without excluding Russia, but there was an opinion that Russia should be excluded from the Antarctic Treaty Consultative Conference.This article is a counter-argument to this opinion.
* 1 Correspondence article A concise article for expressing opinions and discussing issues regarding past papers.
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