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Scientists submitted proposals for the creation of a research vessel for the Arctic Roshydromet

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The final decision on the construction, the timing of the project, as well as its cost will be taken by the management of Roshydromet


 

Arctic and Antarctic research Institute has prepared proposals for the creation of a research vessel to work in polar waters, said Friday TASS Director of the Institute Alexander Makarov.

"We have and will continue to increase the need for new research vessels. We now have two such vessels, but one of them - "Academician Fedorov" - has been in service for more than thirty years. He needs a replacement. We have prepared the relevant studies, proposals, sent to Roshydromet", - said Makarov at the forum "Arctic: Present and future".

According to him, the final decision on the construction and timing of the project, as well as its cost will be taken by the management of Roshydromet.

Previously, the Agency has announced its intention to build on the Russian shipyards three of the research vessel. The Ministry of higher education and science also announced plans to build two courts.

The forum "Arctic: Present and future", organized by the Association of polar explorers, is held in St. Petersburg from 5 to 7 December. Its participants discuss the protection of the environment of the Northern regions, the development of infrastructure projects, the protection of the rights of indigenous peoples, youth policy in the Arctic and training. About 2 thousand people from the Arctic regions of Russia and more than 20 countries, including all the member States of the Arctic Council, take part in the work. TASS is the General information partner of the forum.


 

Source: https://tass.ru/arktika-segodnya/5885479

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