The ASIAQ project unites six universities from three continents and four countries (Russia, Japan, USA and Sweden) in an endeavour to jointly advance research and education for a sustainable Arctic. Specifically, ASIAQ focuses on Arctic waters: those on land and the Arctic Ocean.
The workshop 24-25 May 2018 in Stockholm, Sweden, was the first of a series of workshops for researchers from the four ASIAQ science branches to meet, share and discuss knowledge and excellence in their fields and to develop strategies to jointly contribute to the Sustainable Development Goals, especially SDGs 3, 6, 13, 14, but also others.
The workshop 29-30 October in Tokyo, Japan, was the second workshop where the discussions on the strategies to contribute to the SDGs continued. There were also presentations by both senior and junior researchers to learn cross-disciplinary aspects of the issues.
The third workshop, April 8 – 9, 2019 will be held at the University of New Hamsphire, USA.