Rosreestr to chair international Arctic project in 2021
© RIA Novosti.Ilya Timin

Rosreestr to chair international Arctic project in 2021

Participants in the Arctic Spatial Data Infrastructure international project (the Arctic SDI), meeting via videoconference, approved their strategic plan for 2020-2025 for developing a multidimensional digital Arctic. By agreement between the member-countries, the Federal Service for State Registration, Cadastre and Cartography (Rosreestr) will take on the chairmanship of the project for two years, starting in early June 2021.

During the videoconference the participants also approved a roadmap for the implementation of the Arctic SDI over the next five years and determined what results they expected to achieve. According to Rosreestr, all activities shall be correlated with the project's reference model: it includes the components, which are required for creating a multidimensional digital Arctic.

"Official reliable spatial data are a necessary component for the support of sustainable social, economic and environmental development in the Arctic. Assistance in meeting this growing need has been declared a priority in the Arctic SDI strategic plan for 2020-2025," noted the Rosreestr press service.

The Arctic Spatial Data Infrastructure project implies cooperation in the exchange of geospatial data between the national cartographic services of Denmark (including Greenland and the Faeroe Islands), Iceland, Canada, Norway, Russia, the United States, Finland and Sweden. It will provide governmental, scientific and private organizations as well as individuals with access to the geospatial data of the Arctic region, e-maps and instruments to improve the quality of monitoring and decision-making. Rosreestr has been taking part in the project since 2014.

The project has a web portal providing access to the current maps and thematic geospatial data and services. It helps search for, visualize and integrate geospatial data from various sources.