Russia launches online Arctic development and construction database

Russia launches online Arctic development and construction database

Russia has launched the Arctic Library digital platform with a database on Arctic construction and improvement projects, including architectural projects for permafrost regions. It also lists the main market players and investors.

“The Arctic Library online platform has opened, with its database listing Russian and international approaches, the experience of working with urban and community environments of Arctic and Northern territories, as well as new engineering solutions that have been developed for the North,” said Maxim Dankin, deputy director for regional development at the Information and Analytical Center of the State Commission for Arctic Development. 

According to Dankin, users can access the platform’s architectural planning solutions, various options for improving communities in Russian and foreign Arctic and Northern regions, as well as new technologies for construction and improvement projects, including those involving use of frost-resistant materials.

For users’ convenience, the platform has filters for various aspects, deadlines and project status. An online map shows all implemented projects.

The Arctic Library will also store all documents, development strategies, monographs and articles on the development of Arctic cities, as well as information on companies and developers engaged in this work. “The expanding database listing key Arctic market players makes it easier for community administrations to find contractors,” Dankin added.

In late 2021, Minister for the Development of the Russian Far East and Arctic Alexei Chekunkov announced the platform’s creation at the International Forum The Arctic: Today and the Future. He noted that this project would help create a people-friendly urban environment in Arctic communities.