♦ The 3rd Arctic Science Ministerial (ASM3), the global forum for addressing research and collaboration in the Arctic region, is taking place in India.
♦ The first two meetings—ASM1 and ASM2—were held in the United States in 2016 and Germany in 2018, respectively.
♦ ASM3 is the first ministerial meeting in Asia, organised jointly by Iceland and Japan.
♦ The purpose of the conference is to provide opportunities for various stakeholders such as academia, indigenous communities, governments and policy makers to enhance collective understanding of the Arctic region, emphasize and participate in continuous monitoring, and strengthen observation.
♦ This year’s theme is ‘Knowledge for a Sustainable Arctic’.