Starts the fourth expedition of the NARFU in the study of the Arctic

The fourth expedition in the framework of the project "Arctic floating University – 2014" will start from Arkhangelsk on 1 June. Participation in the project on development of the polar latitudes will bring about fifty students of the UNIVERSITY, accompanied by the specialists of this educational institution.

On allocated for these purposes, the research vessel "Professor Molchanov", which has been dubbed the "floating University", the participants of the expedition will head to Spitsbergen through the White and Barents sea.

Back to the Archangel, the ship will return only after a large list of planned research. In particular, it is planned the implementation of a number of hydrological sections in the areas near the North-Western coast of Novaya Zemlya.

Also in the plans of the expedition planned an array of works in the village of Barentsburg. It is a scientific center of the Russian Federation on the Svalbard archipelago, which will become the main base for conducting scientific research.

For 10 days, during which the work will be field unit, students will have a lot to do. As stated by the staff of the UNIVERSITY, the work plan includes a wide range of research on Oceanography and meteorology.


To explore the Arctic, the boys will be fully equipped. Apart form the travellers on the ship, students will receive all necessary equipment, including pulsar quantum hd19s that can operate in freezing temperatures.

Preparations for the expedition, according to tradition, began with lectures on the theme of rich cultural and historical heritage of the Arctic and its problems in modern geopolitics. All the expedition members had undergone mandatory training on the rules of stay on the ship and safety.

In addition to addressing the practical points also required is a medical examination, without which the sail will not be denied to anyone. Expedition, which starts in a few days, is a unique project for Russia, as participants gather this data, which is then used by scientists for the many scientific papers.



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