Published on: July 28, 2021

3RD ARCTIC SCIENCE MINISTERIAL

3RD ARCTIC SCIENCE MINISTERIAL

Nara-shi What is in news : India participated in the 3rd Arctic Science Ministerial (ASM3) meeting, jointly organised by Iceland and Japan and virtually hosted by Japan, for discussing research and cooperation in the Arctic

http://southernnamibia.com/cat/antiques-curios/ Details : India provided details about NISAR at the meet

NISAR

        FULL FORM             NASA-ISRO Synthetic Aperture Radar
               BY                                NASA & ISRO
       Launch Date                              September 2022
       Launch Site                   Satish Dhawan Space Center
  Aim of the Mission   Observing Earth’s changing Ecosystem and masses

 ARTIC COUNCIL

  • Formed in 1996 under Ottawa declaration
  • Intergovernmental forum which addresses issues faced by the Arctic governments and people living in the Arctic region
  • Mandate explicitly excludes military security
  • As per the Ottawa declaration, the following 8 countries form the Arctic States:
  1. Canada
  2. Denmark
  3. Finland
  4. Iceland
  5. Norway
  6. Russia
  7. Sweden
  8. United States