Department of International Scientific and Technical Cooperation

Department of International Scientific and Technical Cooperation



Andrii Fedchuk, PhD (Human Geography)

The main tasks of the department are:

  • development, coordination and implementation of capacity building activities in the field of scientific and technical cooperation of the State Institution National Antarctic Scientific Center (NASC), establishing cooperation with international organizations of the Antarctic Treaty System, national Antarctic organizations and programs, and other potential foreign partners;
  • organization of the fulfillment of international obligations arising from the status of Ukraine as a Consultative Party to the Antarctic Treaty (within the Department’s purview), as well as bilateral and multilateral agreements, programs and other legal instruments signed by NASC;
  • provision of protocol, organizational and information-analytical support of events on NASC international cooperation, participation of NASC management personnel and its authorized representatives in the activities of working bodies of international organizations of the Antarctic Treaty System – Antarctic Treaty Consultative Meetings (ATCM), Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research (SCAR), the Council of Managers of National Antarctic Programs (COMNAP) and Commission for the Conservation of Antarctic Marine Living Resources (CCAMLR).

More information on the international cooperation within the Antarctic Treaty System you can find here; working, information and background papers prepared by the Department for submission by the Ukrainian delegation to the Antarctic Treaty Consultative Meetings you can find here.


Cheberkus, D., Zherebchuk, S. Fedchuk, A. (2021). EU and Russian Foreign Policy in the Arctic as a Factor in Shaping Ukraine’s Strategy in the Polar Regions. Foreign Affairs, 5, 61–69. (in Ukrainian)

Fedchuk, A., Zherebchuk, S., Cheberkus, D. (2021). Global Environmental initiatives of the EU in Antarctica: Ukraine position harmonization and prospect (preceding Ukraine’s chairmanship in the CCAMLR, 2023-2024). Ukrainian Antarctic Journal, 2, (in press).

Fedchuk, A., Savchenko V. (2021). The role of Vernadsky station in the development of Ukraine in the Antarctic Treaty System. Proceedings of the X International Antarctic Conference, May 11-13, 2021, Kyiv, Ukraine, pp. 21–22.

Fedchuk, A., Sinna, O., Milinevsky, G., Utevsky, A. (2020). The harmonization of small-scale marine spatial protection in the Argentine Islands area (Antarctic Peninsula) under the Antarctic Treaty System. Ukrainian Antarctic Journal, 1(20), pp. 111-119.

Fedchuk, A. (2019). Sixty years of the Antarctic Treaty: landmark anniversary on the halfway from 1991 to 2048 milestones. Ukrainian Antarctic Journal, 1(18). pp. 183-188.

Fedchuk, A. (2018). The Optimization of Selection and Planning Criteria for the Antarctic Protected Areas. Ukrainian Antarctic Journal, 1(17), pp. 185-200.

Videnina, N.G., Rybachuk, V.P., Fedchuk, A.P., Prymachenko, S.I., Petrenko N.S. (2017). Ukrainian Antarctic Research: Current bibliography and major trends in their evolution (2016–2017). Ukrainian Antarctic Journal, 16, 226–231.

Fedchuk, A. (2016). Antarctic environmental management: achievements and challenges (on the 25th anniversary of the Madrid Protocol). Ukrainian Antarctic Journal, 15, pp. 228-242. (in Ukrainian).

Fedchuk, A. (2015). The prioritization of Antarctic exploration’s emerging issues. Ukrainian Antarctic Journal, 14, pp. 261-270. (in Ukrainian).

Kuzko, О.V., Fedchuk, A.P., Savchenko V.V. (2015). Development of Antarctic protected areas: mathematical forecast for 2020. Ukrainian Antarctic Journal, 14, pp. 256–260.

Fedchuk, A. (2013). The development of tourism at Faraday/Vernadsky station: changes in governance and visitor patterns, Polar Record, 49, pp. 286-290.


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