Online seminar “State interests of Ukraine in the polar regions: at the intersection of politics, diplomacy and science”

On 23-24 November the annual seminar was held at DAU, which covered the following topics:

  • The Antarctic Treaty: the history of conclusion and the organization of implementation. Speaker – Dmytro Cheberkus, Representative of the Government of Ukraine at the Antarctic Treaty Consultative Meeting, Head of the Ukrainian delegation (2017-2020).
  • Ukrainians in Antarctica: from the first conquerors to the icebreaker “Noosphere”. Speaker – Evgen Dykyi, Director of the National Antarctic Scientific Center, Head of the Ukrainian delegation (2023).
  • Challenges to the Antarctic Treaty System: the impact of russian aggression in Ukraine on the international legal regime of the region. Speaker – Andrii Fedchuk, Head of the Department of International Cooperation of the State Institution “National Antarctic Scientific Center”, Member of the Ukrainian delegation at the Antarctic Treaty Consultative Meeting (2007-2023).
  • Marine living resources of Antarctica: practical aspects of ensuring Ukraine’s national interests in Antarctica. Speaker – Vitalii Tsymbaliuk, Counsellor at the Third Territorial Department of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine, Charge d’affaires of Ukraine in the Republic of Chile (2020-2022), Chair of the Commission for the Conservation of Antarctic Marine Living Resources (CCAMLR, 2023-2024).

You can find more information on how russia’s aggression against Ukraine interferes with Antarctic science in the article of the world-famous journal Nature: