Padrtova on the role of Arctic research in state policy documents
Barbora Padrtova, together with her colleagues from the Polish polar team, wrote an article about the role of research in the policies of 17 European states that are scientifically engaged in the Arctic.
The research covers both the Arctic and non-Arctic states. The study reveals that conducting scientific research is not a top priority for all Arctic states. However, it has the highest similarity in terms of applied approaches among Arctic states as compared to other fields (e.g. the economy, security, or pollution). At the same time, the environment and climate change are perceived to be the most important drivers behind Arctic research as defined in the Arctic states' strategies. Moreover, there are major differences among both Arctic and non-Arctic states in terms of the level of accuracy in the presentation of their research activities, particularly with regard to the implementation of scientific programs and research aims. Finally, the research indicates that all states highlight that international scientific cooperation stimulates cooperation also in other areas. At the same time, research provides information that supports decision making and policy creation.
The article is available from the link below: