The shift work method and the ethno-cultural landscape of the Arctic region.

Theme 5. Other
Session Name 5.9 Work in the Arctic
Location IT106
Presentation Type Poster
Presenter Marina Arefina
Author(s) Marina Arefina ()
Abstract text

The reported study was funded by RFBR according to the research project № 18-013-00623.


The Arctic is a territory rich in hydrocarbon reserves. Intensive industrial development of this region has many negative consequences: environmental problems, a threat to the indigenous minorities that form part of the ethno-cultural landscape of the Arctic. The purpose of our investigation is to study the issue of legal regulation of shift work in the Arctic region, to study the practical experience of interaction and mutual influence of the oil and gas industry on the preservation of the ethno-cultural landscape of the Arctic.


  At present, the legal regulation of shift work has not been sufficiently studied.  The legal norms  for shift - workers and indigenous peoplesare not only declarative, and in turn require detailed elaboration in by-laws.


A positive trend is the experience of interaction between industrial companies, representatives of indigenous small peoples with families, communities, local authorities and regional government bodies. They conclude agreements, treaties, provide support. This allows to some extent to compensate for the damage caused.


At present, efforts must be directed at preventing adverse consequences. It is necessary to establish and deepen the relations of indigenous small peoples, oil and gas producing companies and the state. It is necessary to work in the sphere of normative and legal support of policy for the sustainable development of indigenous small-numbered peoples in the current conditions.