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Title: Siachen Science Center: A concept for cooperation at the top of the world

Abstract

India and Pakistan have engaged in a long-running military dispute in the Siachen Glacier region of the northern Kashmir since 1984. In recent years, several unsuccessful attempts have been made to end the conflict. Despite continuing hostilities, there remains a strong interest in resolving the dispute and eliminating the human and financial costs associated with maintaining troops on the highest battlefield in the world. One resolution to the problem could be the establishment of a scientific research center in the region. The military forces in the region would be replaced with scientists and engineers from both countries who would advance knowledge in science and engineering by operating a high-altitude research station for the study of basic sciences, engineering, and human physiology. The high altitude, remote location, and unique geology would provide an unprecedented opportunity for ground-breaking research. The paper discusses options for such research and precedents, such as the Antarctic Treaty, for research in other hostile environments. 7 figs.

Authors:
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Sandia National Labs., Albuquerque, NM (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE, Washington, DC (United States)
OSTI Identifier:
589204
Report Number(s):
SAND-98-0505/2
ON: DE98004736; TRN: 98:001831
DOE Contract Number:  
AC04-94AL85000
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Resource Relation:
Other Information: PBD: Mar 1998
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
35 ARMS CONTROL; 45 MILITARY TECHNOLOGY, WEAPONRY, AND NATIONAL DEFENSE; INDIA; PAKISTAN; CONVENTIONAL WARFARE; GOVERNMENT POLICIES; AGREEMENTS; RESEARCH PROGRAMS

Citation Formats

Biringer, K.L. Siachen Science Center: A concept for cooperation at the top of the world. United States: N. p., 1998. Web. doi:10.2172/589204.
Biringer, K.L. Siachen Science Center: A concept for cooperation at the top of the world. United States. doi:10.2172/589204.
Biringer, K.L. Sun . "Siachen Science Center: A concept for cooperation at the top of the world". United States. doi:10.2172/589204. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/589204.
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title = {Siachen Science Center: A concept for cooperation at the top of the world},
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abstractNote = {India and Pakistan have engaged in a long-running military dispute in the Siachen Glacier region of the northern Kashmir since 1984. In recent years, several unsuccessful attempts have been made to end the conflict. Despite continuing hostilities, there remains a strong interest in resolving the dispute and eliminating the human and financial costs associated with maintaining troops on the highest battlefield in the world. One resolution to the problem could be the establishment of a scientific research center in the region. The military forces in the region would be replaced with scientists and engineers from both countries who would advance knowledge in science and engineering by operating a high-altitude research station for the study of basic sciences, engineering, and human physiology. The high altitude, remote location, and unique geology would provide an unprecedented opportunity for ground-breaking research. The paper discusses options for such research and precedents, such as the Antarctic Treaty, for research in other hostile environments. 7 figs.},
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