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  Willem Barents - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Barents' vessel, after rounding the north of Novaya Zemlya, was trapped in the ice and the crew was compelled to winter on Novaya Zemlya, cannibalising their ship's superstructure and spare timber to build a lodge.
Since the ship was not released by the ice early in 1597, Barents party left her in two open boats on June 13, 1597 and most of the crew escaped.
In 1871 the house in which Barents and his crew wintered was discovered undisturbed, with many relics, which are preserved at The Hague, and in 1875 part of his original journal was found.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Willem_Barents   (315 words)

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1.2 Delimitation of the areatc ".2 Delimitation of the area"\l The Barents region comprises eight administrative areas (Figure 1): in Finland, the province of Lapland; in Sweden, the county of Norrbotten; in Norway, the provinces of Finnmark, Nordland and Troms; and in Russia, Arkhangelsk Oblast, the Karelian republic and Murmansk Oblast.
Universities, research and science centres and large companies in the region possess knowledge that can be utilised in developing the region to a greater extent than now, as the ministers of education and science of the countries involved said at their meeting in Rovaniemi on February 14-15, 1995.
The Barents region co-operation is being implemented on the basis of the operational programme drafted in 1994 (Barents Programme 1994) in ten fields: culture, vocational training and student exchange, higher education, indigenous peoples, agriculture and reindeer husbandry, trade and industry, research and development, environment, health care, and communications.
www.lapinliitto.fi /barents/bareng.doc   (15276 words)

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We envisage a region with increased trade and economic opportunities and improved possibilities for the exchange of knowledge about the culture, youth policy, society, language and history of the region.
The Barents region has much to offer in the fields of education, nature, tourism, culture, economics etc. However, in order that the youth of today might benefit from this potential in the future, appropriate measures must be taken now.
The conditions for co-operation between youth projects in the Barents region should be based upon our common as well as different features concerning culture, nature, travelling, tourism and the involvement of youth.
biphost.spray.se /barents.youth/statement.html   (920 words)

 UD - Barents cooperation
The Barents Region comprises 13 counties or similar entities in Norway, Sweden, Finland and the Russian Federation (Nordland, Troms, Finnmark, Norrbotten, Västerbotten, Lapland, Norra Österbotten, Kainuu, Murmansk, Karelia, Arkhangelsk, Nenets and Komi).
The Barents Region equals the combined area of France, Spain, Germany, Italy and the Netherlands, with a population of 6 million inhabitants.
A Barents health cooperation programme was launched in March 1999, coordinated by an international reference group and assisted by a database at www.barents.no.
odin.dep.no /ud/english/doc/handbooks/032001-990669/ram007-bu.html   (803 words)

 Regional, Europe   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Regional record A regional record in Olympics and sports is the record time of the fastest athlete in an athle...
Regional power A regional power is a term used in the field of international relations to describe a stat...
Regional science Regional Science is a field of geography that emerged in the 1950s to provide a stronger a...
www.serebella.com /directory/Regional/Europe/Norway   (243 words)

 Barents Euro - Arctic Council
The Barents Euro-Arctic Council (BEAC) is forum for intergovernmental cooperation in the Barents Region.
The Republic of Karelia (Russia) is chair of the Barents Regional Council 2005-2007.
The Second Barents Parliamentary Conference was held in Bodø, Norway on 29 - 30 June 2005.
www.beac.st   (223 words)

 Odinarkiv - Concluding remarks by incoming BEAC Chairman   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
We have a vision of the Barents Region as a prosperous and dynamic part of Europe.
It is of direct benefit to the people of the region, and is also a significant contributor to the broader aim of greater security and co-operation in Europe.
The new Barents co-operation programme on health and related social issues will continue to be an important instrument for joint, co-ordinated action.
odin.dep.no /ud/norsk/aktuelt/taler/minister_a/032171-090169/dok-bu.html   (607 words)

 Nordic Culture > Travel > The Barents Road in Norway, Sweden, Finland and Russia - Scandinavica.com
The Barents Region is the name of the land area by the Barents Sea in northern Europe, which stretches along Norway, Sweden, Finland and Russia.
Today, the Barents Road is an ideal way to discover the north of Europe in a very unique journey of adventure, enjoyment and relaxation for travellers of all ages.
The Barents Road International Association was formed in 1997 and works to promote increased cooperation among all of the countries that the Barents Road traverses – Norway, Sweden, Finland and northwestern Russia.
www.scandinavica.com /culture/travel/barents.htm   (1622 words)

 Public opinion
The remaining part of the population (40%)consider that the barents Region programs either do not touch upon their life or they do not have any personal point of view and can not answer this question.
The number of respondents knowing nothing about the Barents cooperation - about 55% (Question 4) is comparative to a number of indifferent respondents (Question 5): 20% consider that Barents projects do not influence their life and 40% do not have any personal point of view which totally give a number of 60%.
Keeping in mind that one of the main task of the barents cooperation is to continue and strengthen the traditions of good neighbourhood between the Northern of Scandinavian countries and Russia, the development of public relations will afford to make finacial investments to the projects more efficient without an enlargement of a total budget.
www.pomorsu.ru /Departments/Barents/public.htm   (1329 words)

 Regional Security-building in Europe - The Barents Euro-Arctic Region - CERUM
The Barents Region has rapidly developed into one of the most interesting and dynamic cross-border regions in the new Europe that emerged after the abolition of the Iron Curtain.
For CERUM as a Centre for regional science it is of utmost interest to follow-up the last developments in this part of Northern Europe.
It gives anyone with an interest in the Barents region an interesting analysis of the new prerequisites and objectives forcing the actors in the region.
www.umu.se /cerum/publikationer/info/publ_nswp12_98.html   (285 words)

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In May of 2001, a conference of ministers responsible for youth affairs in the Barents region was held in Tromsø, Norway.
The coordinators shall also stay in close and regular contact with the regional and local administrations in the Barents Region and with other cooperation structures and organisations working with youth issues in the northern part of Europe.
The Barents Youth Cooperation Office is funded by the Ministries responsible for youth affairs in Russia, Finland, Sweden and Norway as a part of the youth cooperation under the Barents Euro-Arctic Council.
www.murman.ru /barents-info/youth-main-engl.htm   (347 words)

 Barentsinfo : Ulapland.fi/Kotisivut/Barents portal/Barents region/History/Conflicts in the Barents region
But the latter, in the end, lost their public support and thus the western troops were forced to leave the region in late 1919 after having seen a lot of waiting but also some intense battles with all the latest tools of war including tanks and aircraft.
As from 1920 the Russian parts of the Barents Region were fully in the control of the Russian Bolsheviks under Lenin.
Trails of war along the Barents Road - slide show and a guidebook the second world war in the Barents region, by Barents Road and Lars Gyllenhaal.
www.barents.fi /?deptid=15873   (1625 words)

 Barents Press
Barents Press Russia has nominated two media outlets and one journalist for the Fritt Ord (the Freedom of Expression Foundation, Oslo) and the ZEIT Foundation for their press prizes for newspapers and journalists in Russia and Eastern Europe for 2006.
For the sixth time Barents Press International announce the Barents Scholarship, which is up to 60 000 Norwegian krones, depending on the financing of the scolarship.
The annual conference of Barents Press International, an association which includes journalists from all the four countries of the Barents Region, has spurred debate about press freedom in Russia.
www.barentspress.org   (690 words)

 Barents presentation   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
The participants are 120 youth from the Barents region.
Every time we ask the youth in the Barents Region about what topic is most important for the regional cooperation between the northern regions of Norway, Russia, Sweden and Finland the answer is environment, says Laila Dalhaug, youth coordinator in the Kirkenes based Barents Secretariat.
One result of the conference will be to develop a document with mandate from all the delegates saying something about what youth want the environment in the Barents region to be.
www.barents.no /?newsid=1169&deptid=1630&languageid=4&NEWS=1&showmodul=20   (323 words)

 AW2002 Abstract: Lubinski
This connection to the North Atlantic is demonstrated by periodic covariations between the NAO and a number of environmental measures in both the northern and southern Barents Sea (i.e., glacier mass balance, winter temperature, winter precipitation, sea surface temperature; e.g., Zeeberg, 2001).
Furthermore, the NE Barents Sea is strongly connected to the Arctic Ocean and the Russian mainland coast through ocean currents, including those that carry driftwood from rivers ranging from the Dvina (White Sea) to the Lena (Laptev Sea).
Foraminiferal stable isotopes show that Atlantic water transiting the Barents Sea probably entered the Franz Victoria Trough from the south during the early Holocene, a path that is blocked today by a shallow sill.
www.colorado.edu /Research/INSTAAR/ArcticWS/get_abstr.html?id=97   (1429 words)

 Auk, The: Status of Marine Birds Breeding in the Barents Sea Region, The
The region has suffered many environmental insults in the past, and the future holds the distinct possibility of offshore oil and gas development, and increased ship traffic if the Northern Sea Route across Arctic Europe opens up.
Each account is organized around eight subheadings: (1) general description of the species, (2) breeding distribution and habitat preferences in the Barents Sea region, (3) movements, (4) population status and historical trends, (5) feeding ecology, (6) threats, (7) special studies, and (8) recommendations.
For those who do not have a direct interest in the Barents Sea region per se, the book is of value as a model of how to produce an authoritative, rigorous, and meaningful account of the status of a species group that is at the same time both attractive and readable.
www.findarticles.com /p/articles/mi_qa3793/is_200110/ai_n8967315   (1042 words)

 Home Page   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
The Regional Mapping- and Land Surveying Organisations in northern Norway, Sweden, Finland and Russia have recently started an exciting project that is followed over all Europe - to create homogenous and harmonized geographic databases covering the Barents Region.
The Project is part of the Barents Programme, administrated by the Regional Council for the Barents Regional Co-operation.
The Barents Programme is the plan of action, through which the objectives of the regional co-operation will be achieved.
www.nls.fi /org/inter/barents_git   (114 words)

 SAGE Publications - The Barents Region
The Barents Region in the Scandinavian and Russian Arctic is emerging as one of the most dynamic and versatile East-West initiatives in Europe.
With contributions from leading Scandinavian and Russian scholars on Northern affairs, this volume examines the Barents Region as a political initiative, its historical and institutional architecture and its contributions to economic and environmental management in the North.
Particular attention is paid to the impact of the Barents Region on security in Arctic Europe and its relationship to the wider process of European integration.
www.sagepub.co.uk /book.aspx?pid=104789   (248 words)

 Barentsinfo : Ulapland.fi/Kotisivut/Barents portal/Barents region/Dictionary   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Barents Euro-Arctic Council -  is the forum for intergovernmental co-operation on issues concerning the Barents Region.
The Regional Committee consists of civil servants from the member counties together with a representative of the indigenous peoples. The Committee has overall responsibility for work between meetings of the Regional Council.
Regional Working Groups - in order to deepen the co-operation within certain areas the Regional Council has established working groups, consisting of appointed experts from the member counties.
www.barentsinfo.org /?deptid=14773   (335 words)

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The Barents Regional Council consists of the regional authorities of the member regions.
The Project Barents 2010 Both the work in the fields of Youth and Culture, as well as the efforts of the other working groups are to be included in the large umbrella project Barents 2010.
Our council has developed a broad range of regional activities which are relevant to the Northern Dimension within the fields of environment, health, economic cooperation etc. Strenghtening of the ties between the EU and Russia is of major concern for the stability and welfare of the Barents Region.
www.spatial.baltic.net /projects/_downloads/PSF2_Tromso_June200_Geir_Knutson.doc   (1244 words)

 Barents Business School   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
The purpose of Barents Business School is to facilitate for Swedish companies to do business in and develop business projects in the Russian Barents region.
The need of qualified employees in the Barents region will rise as the industrial and commercial cooperation in the Barents region increases.
The project is coordinated by Jennings Education in Robertsfors in close cooperation with regional universities and companies.
www.bizbarents.com /?id=2433   (457 words)

 Barents Region - LTU
The Barents region consists of the northern part of Norway, Sweden, Finland and Russia, more exactly the counties of Nordland, Troms and Finnmark (Norway), Västerbotten and Norrbotten (Sweden), Uleåborg and Lappland (Finland), the autonomous republics of Karelia and Komi and the oblast of Arkhangelsk.
There is a strong need for a co-operation in the field of history in the Barents region for research on the modernisation process of the 20th century.
A similar kind of informal region, based on a common language and culture, can be defined based upon the widespread settlement of Finnish speaking people in the whole of the Barents region.
www.ies.luth.se /norfa/cont.htm   (1531 words)

 Barentsinfo : Ulapland.fi/Kotisivut/Barents portal/Content by Category/Environment & Nature/Impact assessement/EIA in ...
Approach of the Tomsk region (which is characterized by the development of nuclear and oil-gas enterprises) to the solution of this problem may be a good example and analogue taking into account features of the Murmansk and Arkhangelsk regions now and in future.
Substantial reduction of the safety of Russian nuclear and military objects, including the northern ones, is a result of a drastic and painful change of these conditions after the USSR collapse.
In the Russian part of the Barents region there already exist some objects, which "life cycle" amounts hundreds and thousands of years.
www.barents.fi /?deptid=14887   (1245 words)

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As part of the aim to promote the Barents region as an increasingly interesting area for investment and tourism, a press journey was organised between 10 and 14 June.
The Forest Sector Task Force A conference on “Basic Principles of Sustainable Forest Sector Development in the Barents Region” was held in Pushkino outside of Moscow on 22-23 May. The conference was, under the auspices of the WGEC, organised by the FSTF, the Russian Ministry for Natural Resources, and the Pushkino Institute.
The objective of the conference was to further develop a platform for forestry co-operation between the Barents countries, and regions.
gis.joensuu.fi /barents/data/BEAC.doc   (1155 words)

 Barents Region   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
The Barents Euro-Arctic Region was formed in 1993 by the member states and representatives from the European Union and the United States.
More information on the Barents Region and the work and organization of the Barents Council can be found here.
The natural resources being exploited in the region are often used in a wasteful way due to an underdeveloped industry causing major environmental problems in certain areas, in particular Monchegorsk and Nickel.
www.kolaklub.com /am/barents.htm   (279 words)

The regional fish resources in north-west Russia are found in the Barents Sea, the White Sea, the Kara and Pechora Seas, and in the fresh inland waters.
The destruction of herring, polar cod and capelin in the Barents Sea triggered the degeneration of North Atlantic cod population.
Although the number of reindeer in the regions of north-west Russia is smaller than in Finnish Lapland or in Norrbotten in Sweden, the Arkhangelsk Oblast has an estimated reindeer population of over 150,000, and the Murmansk Oblast 50,000-100,000.
arcticcentre.ulapland.fi /barentsinfo/economic/02/05.html   (1292 words)

 Wilderness Quality Mapping in the Euro-Arctic Barents Region: A Potential Management Tool
The initiative was based on DN's interest in an assessment of wilderness in the Barents Region, and GRID-Arendal's general ambition regarding assessment of Arctic environmental conditions.
The study area for this project, the Euro-Arctic Barents Region, encompasses the counties of Nordland, Troms and Finnmark in Norway, Norrbotten in Sweden, Lappland in Finland, Murmansk and Arkangelsk Oblasts in Russia and the Republic of Karelen.
In a Barents Region context decisions need to be made to determine what are the important biophysical influences.
gis.esri.com /library/userconf/proc95/to150/p113.html   (5635 words)

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