The workshop is aimed at establishing science dialogue with Japanese partners in environmental issues and climatology of the North. The North-Eastern Federal University boosts cooperation with Japanese universities and science institutes. "Good example is the successful implementation of joint expert preparation programme with Hokkaido University - RJE3. This programme has allowed over 30 undergraduate, postgraduate students and lecturers to retrain at the Hokkaido University" - says Mikhail Prisyazhniy, Deputy Rector of natural sciences and international cooperation in NEFU.

Rikie Suzuki and Hisashi Sato, the leading researchers of the agency, have dedicated their lectures to importance of Eastern Siberia ecosystems in global warming, necessity of monitoring and coordination of common efforts for conservation of biodiversity and researching problems of global warming. The workshop was held with financial support of NEFU Endowment fund.

The next session will be held during the 12th General Assembly of the Northern Forum, with participation of researchers from the University of Alaska Fairbanks. Lectures will be given by Mr. John Eichelberger, Geology Professor, and Terrence Cole, Professor of History.

Cold Lands workshop is an international interdisciplinary workshop for Northern and Arctic researchers, held since 2008. 19 sessions in total were held with participation of leading researchers from Canada, Finland, United States and Russia.