The United States and Russia can work more effectively in the field of scientific research in the Arctic region, said a member of the US Arctic Research Commission (USARC) David Benton. © RIA Novosti. Sergey Mamontov Go to the photo bank Tefft: Arctic Council countries are actively cooperating in the High North, "The only thing we are cooperating, but it could work more effectively, this research activity", - said on Thursday Commissioner USARC Benton agency Sputnik conference Fields " International cooperation in the Arctic: new challenges and vectors of development "in Moscow. The Commissioner explained that in 2013 the US and Russia have decided to work on a research program in the Chukchi Sea involving US and Russian research vessels, but the funding for it had not yet been found. "But it's really a great opportunity for Russia and the United States, to reinforce our ability to work with each other, so that scientists have been working together on a very practical level," - also said Benton. Conference "International Cooperation in the Arctic: Challenges and new vectors of development" devoted to the 20th anniversary of the establishment of the Arctic Council, held in Moscow on October 12-13. © RIA Novosti. Sergey Mamontov Go to the image bank, Russia will continue international cooperation in the Arctic Council The Arctic Council - an intergovernmental "high-level forum 'for the development of cooperation of the Arctic states, coordinate their actions in order to ensure the region's sustainable development, environmental protection, preservation of culture, traditions and languages of indigenous peoples North. The Board established September 19, 1996 in Ottawa (Canada), eight Arctic states: Denmark, Iceland, Canada, Norway, Russia, the USA, Finland and Sweden.
12:58 16.10.2016 (upd. 01:08 20.10.2016 ) Member USARC evaluated the effectiveness of scientific cooperation between the US and the Russian Federation in the Arctic