Development and Use of Arctic, Sub-Program
Development and Use of Arctic, Sub-Program – one of the 10 subprograms of the Federal Target Program (FTP) “World Ocean,” approved by the Government of the Russian Federation in 1998. The sub-program was intended till 2012. It includes activities in the following areas: improving the mechanism of state management in the Arctic; increasing energy independence of Arctic regions; increasing the reliability and efficiency of Arctic transport system; creating conditions for sustainable development in the Arctic; improving the management of social development; and international cooperation and operations on Spitzbergen. The implementation of the sub-program began in 1999.