The mission of the Center is to provide a full range of the most current policy-relevant economic information available on international collaboration, economic development, and sustainability in the Arctic, changes in China’s Arctic policy and its implementations to major stakeholders in the North, and the current situation and trends along the Russian coast of the Arctic Ocean and coastal waters.

ABERC is engaged in research of various spheres of collaboration between China, Nordic countries, and Russia, including marine and blue economy, industrial collaboration, trade, investment, finance, regional economic development, rural development, food security and safety issues, and sustainable development studies. Specific areas of research include China’s participation in the development of circumpolar regions of Russia and Nordic countries, joint investment projects, economic aspects of marine engineering and navigation along the Northern Sea Route and other transport corridors in the Arctic Ocean, and the establishment of the Arctic Blue Economic Corridor.

The Center unites the experts from China, Russia, and other countries of the world and collaborates with governmental and non-governmental national and international organizations, research institutions, universities, and companies. The opening ceremony was attended by the experts representing leading Russian universities in the spheres of Arctic-purpose engineering, shipbuilding, navigation, and economic development – Admiral Makarov State University of Maritime and Inland Shipping, Northern (Arctic) Federal University, Bauman Moscow State Technical University, Saint Petersburg State University of Economics, and Khabarovsk State University of Economics and Law.