Yakutsk field short course
North Eastern Federal University, Graduate school of Environmental Science, Master2
Period:8th February 2021～5th March 2021
The course proved to be an intense and interesting presentation of information the previous time. Therefore, the motive was the desire to know something else. I was also interested in the practical part and the anticipation of how we work in a group, how we will communicate, how work is going on for other teams and, most importantly, what topics other teams have chosen and how they will play out the questions they face.
This time, thanks to the organizers and the webx, there were discussions with the group immediately after the lectures and this gave a start for choosing a research topic. In addition, work was done from the organizational side: to contact each of the selected professors, scientists for consultation – which undoubtedly helped in the mini-research, gave a course and direction. In the present setting, this interview or personal communication from the selected specialists has been incorporated into the research methods. In the course of lectures, from each lecture it was possible to learn and learn something interesting, even in the methodology of conducting research work. But I was most impressed by: “Multidimensional poverty assessment and role of subsistence economy for rural population in Sakha Republic (Yakutia)” – GAVRILYEVA TUYARA and “Northern Sea Route ~ Today and Future” – Natsuhiko Otsuka. For me, these two lectures are relevant for today and it is clear that the research is quite fresh and shows how many different worlds there are. There are two extremes, from the current state of poverty to the anticipation of super profits when the northern sea route (NSR) opens. These lectures stunned me with their richness of information and there is something to think about. The first lecture is strong in its proofs in the form of graphs and contractions. The second lecture is surprising, with its capture from the history of the conquest of the Arctic to all branches of the NSR. Of course, with the development of the NSR, it is not known how the state will regulate powers, but you still need to be ready. In this case, we are especially sorry for the nature of the Arctic, but the economy is the driver of political relations, which for a simple indigenous person does not know how else to be reflected. In the future, I think it is necessary to continue the course to create good scientific interdisciplinary connections, and perhaps it is necessary to add fellow professors from American and European universities, if possible. I think these courses should inspire desire among future scientists, motivate students for research skills. The first steps in such university communities in the future, I hope, will lead to joint integrated interactions already at other sites.