The agreement aims to facilitate access to research areas, research infrastructure and facilities, as well as data. The media talk about the deal in EOS, Independent Barents Observer, Arctic Today, Bloomberg. 1. This agreement may be amended by the written agreement of all parties. The U.S. Secretary of State and the foreign ministers of the other seven Arctic governments signed the agreement on improving international scientific cooperation in the Arctic on May 11, 2017 in Fairbanks, Alaska. The agreement facilitates the access of scientists from the eight Arctic governments to the Arctic areas identified by each government, including the entry and exit of people, equipment and materials; Access to research infrastructure and facilities and access to data. The agreement also encourages parties to promote educational, career and training opportunities and encourages activities related to traditional and local knowledge. The agreement came into force on May 23, 2018. As shown on the map below, the U.S. geographic area covered by this agreement includes areas north of the Arctic Circle and north and west of the Porcupine, Yukon and Kuskokwim river border; The chain of aristotles; and adjacent marine areas in the Arctic Ocean and the lakes of Beaufort, Bering and Chukchen. This area is based on the definition of the Arctic region of the United States in Section 112 of the Arctic Research and Policy Act of 1984, as amended.
Article on the agreement in Science, Witness the Arctic, Arctic Yearbook 2017 and Arctic Deeply. U.S. U.S. and Arctic Research Commission Executive Director, U.S. Arctic Research Commission 4350 N. Fairfax Dr., Suite 510, Arlington, VA 22203 Phone: 1 703 525 0113 E-mail: email@example.com 3. The parties also facilitate joint scientific activities that require the collection of aerial scientific data in the identified geographic areas and are subject to specific modalities or agreements between the parties or participants in these activities. Scientists and diplomats welcome a new agreement on international scientific cooperation in the Arctic, which came into force on Wednesday. They said this would help advance Arctic research across borders and reduce barriers to research at a time when the region is undergoing rapid change. Administrative barriers have sometimes blocked or delayed scientists` access to Arctic research sites in other countries, they found.