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 The fifth issue of the journal "Arctic review"was published. The main theme of this issue:

  • Problems and prospects of intellectual digitalization of the Arctic;
  • Information technologies in ensuring environmental security of the Arctic region;
  • Problems and prospects of sustainable development of the Arctic and sea transport routes;
  • Socio-economic development of the Arctic in the context of digitalization.

We invite you to participate in the VII annual meeting of the international expert Council for cooperation in the Arctic (IECCA), which will be held on November 7, 2019. The theme of the meeting in 2019: "Information technologies in the Arctic: navigation, communication and management".

The Arctic is fraught with enormous wealth, which, of course, includes oil. But it is not enough to open giant deposits — it is necessary to find ways to produce, and in the case of the Far North, also to deliver raw materials to consumers. Gazprom Neft managed to solve this problem by implementing three large-scale projects for the development of the Arctic.

The discovery of five new islands, emerging from under the glacier in the Kara Sea, excited the public. However, there are many questions that are not yet answered: what are the practical benefits of their discovery, how will the Arctic coastline change in the future, and what is the expedition doing to confirm the existence of the islands?

Head of Murmansk region: it is important that the Arctic does not become the territory of shift workers

The hydrographic group of the Northern Fleet, working as part of a comprehensive expedition to the Franz Josef Land archipelago, confirmed the discovery of five islands in the Kara Sea. They are located in Vise Bay, west of Severny Island in the area of the Vylki Glacier. “The area of objects varies from 900 to 54.5 thousand square meters. m. A new survey was carried out on the new islands, they are described in detail and photographed, ”the Northern Fleet press service said in a statement. New territories were first noticed in 2016 when analyzing satellite images. It is assumed that previously the island was hidden by a glacier.

In 2015-2018, the Northern Fleet hydrographs helped to discover more than 30 new islands, capes and bays in the area of the Franz Josef Land and Novaya Zemlya archipelagos. The comprehensive expedition of the Northern Fleet to Franz Josef Land started from Severomorsk on August 15 and should last until the end of September. In addition to conducting the planned research, its participants want to partially repeat the routes of the pioneers Julius Payer (expedition of 1874), Frederick Jackson (expedition of 1897), as well as the rescue expedition of navigator Valerian Albanov.


 

Source: https://ru.arctic.ru/news/20190827/877952.html

The Arctic is getting closer. In any case, for 14 Moscow schoolchildren who are preparing to go to the North pole as part of the 11th Great Arctic expedition. On the eve of the start, seven of them - boys and girls aged 16-17 years - crossed the wormwood in the Big Stroginsky Zaton. So passed the final stage of preparation of the detachment "pole" before the conquest of the Arctic ice on skis.

This body of water, of course, is not the Arctic ocean, and the April air temperature in Moscow is higher than in the Arctic. The length of the hole - only about 10 meters, and the depth here - no more than 2 meters. However, this training allows the children to work out the skills of overcoming obstacles on the water, to hone the technique of swimming, as well as psychologically prepare for the first step in the icy ocean - the chances of meeting on the route of wormwood are great.

A bright wetsuit is worn right over the winter outfit. Swim on your back it is not very convenient - you can easily roll over. But this suit provides insulation and protects against possible damage. In addition, it is very light - so as not to add weight to the already heavy clothes.

All members of the expedition have been carefully selected. Michael Abalain is one of those who checked their hand in the conditions close to the Arctic. The lad was 100 km on skis through the snow Karelia - after such tests, any pole on the shoulder. "My main fear is that I will not meet a polar bear. I really want to see him," - said Misha.

The permanent leader of youth expeditions to the Arctic is the famous traveler Matvey Shparo. He is convinced that young men and women who are preparing for the launch can be compared to astronauts.

- After all, the Arctic is the near space. It is the nature which is unambiguously hostile to the person. She was opposed to open 100-200 years ago, the same thing now remained. Blizzard - as it was, and is, a frost a minus thirty, minus forty was, and is. Crazy winds, crazy hummocks. I think that the guys will face the same difficulties that Fridtjof Nansen, Roald Amundsen met. But due to the fact that they are together, due to the fact that they will be close to enough experienced leaders, everything should go well.

Matvey Shparo is the son of the famous polar Explorer Dmitry Shparo, whose expedition was the first in the world to reach the North pole on skis back in 1979. The family tradition continues, and 40 years later the daughter of Matvey Shparo Katya is going to the Arctic. Girl she has dreamed about polar snows with early childhood. According to her, physical difficulties frighten a little: the main thing - psychological spirit and support of the team. Answering the question, which of the historical figures should be guided by young people, Katya highlights the pioneers of Antarctica Thaddeus Bellingshausen and Mikhail Lazarev, as well as cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin. "We, of course, will not be the first, but still - to the North pole reach units," she said.

Students will go to conquer the glaciers on April 10. In parallel with the group "the pole" will run another expedition and research. The guys from the detachment "Barneo" will put experiments on the drifting station, measure the sunshine and the temperature of the Arctic ocean, and then share their discoveries in schools.


 

Source: https://rg.ru/2019/04/05/arktika-eto-blizhnij-kosmos-shkolniki-gotoviatsia-pokoriat-severnyj-polius-video.html

Participants of the historical and local lore expedition of the Arctic center on Friday went on the way of Russian polar pioneers Vasily Pronchishchev, Khariton Laptev, who participated in the great Northern expedition of the middle of the XVIII century. The length of the route along the Northern Land will be about 1.5 thousand km, the President of the center Vladimir Chukov told TASS.

The great Northern expedition was organized on the initiative of Emperor Peter I in 1725, the actual start of its preparation was given by decree of Empress Anna Ioannovna in 1731. The objective of the expedition was mapping the coast of the state.

"The expedition route starts from the Lena river Delta near the village of Tiksi. This is a circular route with access to the lower reaches of the river, with a visit to the village of Ust-Olenek, where the grave of the Russian Arctic Explorer Pronchishchev, then return to Tiksi. One of our tasks is to follow the path of groups of Russian polar pioneers Vasily Pronchishchev, Khariton Laptev, who participated in the great Northern expedition of 1733-1742," Chukov said.

According to him, the expedition involved 18 people, including employees of the Tula state University, who were engaged in the preparation of all-terrain vehicles "Toros-M" to ensure their work in the Arctic. "We will move on two all-terrain vehicles, snowmobiles there are two teams of sled dogs, skiing. It all depends on the conditions for movement on a particular section of the road", - said the President of the center.

The total length of the route will be about 1.5 thousand km, the expedition is planned to be completed on April 26. Chukov said that the preparation began in December 2018, initially considered three routes - on the way of the expedition Ushakov and Urvantsev in 1930, on the island of Bolshevik, where in 1913 the expedition of Vilkitsky, as well as places associated with the great Northern expedition.

Expedition center "Arctic" was established in 1992 on the basis of scientific and sports expedition, engaged in the preparation and conduct of travel. The founders are the Moscow center of the Russian geographical society (RGO) and the Association of Russian polar explorers. The center cooperates with EMERCOM of Russia, Institute of Oceanology of RAS, polar research Foundation and other organizations.


 

Source: https://tass.ru/nauka/6274948