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HSE University researchers deepen Arctic collaboration with Hokkaido University

The team of researchers from the HSE Laboratory for Cultural Economics presented the report “Arctic cruises through the prism of tourist experience. Results of the pilot project and research prospects” at the online workshop “The development of sustainable cruise industry in the Pacific Arctic: Past developments and future prospects” on December 8-9, 2021. The  workshop was organized as a cooperative effort involving Hokkaido University Arctic Research Center, Japan Arctic Research Network Center, Human Resource Development Platform for Japan-Russia Economic Cooperation and Personnel Exchange (HaRP), the UArctic Thematic Network on the Arctic in Asia, Asia in the Arctic, and the Russian Far East and Arctic Development Corporation.


The research was carried out by the head of the Laboratory of Cultural Economics, professor Valery Gordin, analysts Anastasia Polomarchuk, Valeria Galchenko, research assistants Ekaterina Andreeva, Anna Veshkurtseva, Alina Papirosova.


Thanks to the method of analyzing digital traces the reviews of tourists were analyzed, which made it possible to identify trends in the behavior of tourists and their perception of Arctic cruise, and also to consider the companies that provide these services.


This multidisciplinary workshop brought together researchers, public and private companies, NGOs interested in the economically, environmentally and socially sustainable cruise tourism in the Arctic area. 


The conference and research materials can be found here.