3rd Arctic Science Ministerial – UPSC Prelims

Arctic Science Ministerial(ASM):
  • Arctic Science Ministerial(ASM) is a global platform for discussing research and cooperation in the Arctic region.
  • The first two Arctic Science Ministerial(ASM) meetings were held in the USA in 2016 and Germany in 2018 respectively.
3rd Arctic Science Ministerial (ASM3):
  • The 3rd Arctic Science Ministerial(ASM3) is jointly organised by Iceland and Japan. It is the first Ministerial meeting being held in Asia.
  • Purpose: The meeting is designed to provide opportunities to various stakeholders to enhance collective understanding of the Arctic region. The meeting also emphasizes the constant engagement in monitoring and strengthen Arctic observations.
  • Theme: ‘Knowledge for a Sustainable Arctic’.
  • India is participating in the 3rd Arctic Science Ministerial (ASM3) meeting.