We have certain problems that we need to solve in the region. For example, technology of snow removal and de-icing is pressing for Kamchatka. I understand it is a very modest task for science. However, for a resident of the city that is covered with volcanic sand, when everything is thawing, the whole city in black streaks, it is a very significant problem — Aleksandra Lebedeva, Deputy Chairman of the Government of the Kamchatka Territory.
We have discussed a lot of projects on scientific volunteering. And the most obvious ones for this are projects in the field of agricultural ecology and IT, at the interface. Because today, information technology makes it possible to significantly enrich opportunities in both ecology and agriculture. Secondly, it is accessible for everyone: in fact, you only need a computer, the Internet and you are already a participant of a large scientific project... The main message of the Decade of Science and Technology is science for life. Science needs to be as down-to-earth as possible for ordinary people to understand that today science is a key factor in the development of society, social and economic development, and technological security of the country. In this sense, such tasks are critical for this — Nikita Marchenkov, Chairperson, Coordinating Council for Youth Affairs in the Scientific and Educational Spheres of the Council under the President of the Russian Federation for Science and Education.
The main thing in the Far East is people. When we say that science is a tool to make people's lives better, so that technical solutions help us overcome those problems that arise in everyday life more easily, it must be clear. It needs to be clear why people need it. It seems to me that the link between the tasks of developing the Far East and developing science in the Far East are perfectly harmonious with each other — Boris Korobets, Acting Rector, Far Eastern Federal University (FEFU).