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3RD ARCTIC SCIENCE MINISTERIAL (ASM3)

3RD ARCTIC SCIENCE MINISTERIAL (ASM3)

Context

Recently, India participated in the 3rd Arctic Science Ministerial (ASM).

Details

  • Host Countries: It was jointly organised by Iceland and Japan.
  • It provides opportunities to various stakeholders, including academia, indigenous communities, governments and policymakers, to enhance collective understanding of the Arctic region, emphasize and engage in constant monitoring, and strengthen observations.
  • Theme: ‘Knowledge for a Sustainable Arctic’.
  • The first meeting of ASM was held in the United States of America, whereas the second meeting took place in Germany.
  • It serves as a platform to carry out discussions associated with research and cooperation in the Arctic region.

About Arctic

  • The Arctic is a polar region located at the northernmost part of Earth.
  • The Arctic consists of the Arctic Ocean, adjacent seas, and parts of Alaska (United States), Canada, Finland, Greenland (Denmark), Iceland, Norway, Russia, and Sweden.
  • Land within the Arctic region has seasonally varying snow and ice cover.

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