Governor Andrey Chibis signed a decree on the creation of the Teriberka Nature Park. The total area of the new park will be about 2.5 thousand hectares.

This became known at an operational meeting, where the head of the region thanked all colleagues who are currently engaged in the topic of tourism and environmental conservation.

"This is necessary, on the one hand, to ensure the preservation of nature in the territory, which is very popular among residents of our country, residents of our region, and foreign tourists. On the other hand, this will allow us to develop the tourist infrastructure here very actively, but carefully from the point of view of nature safety, according to clear rules. The task of the nature park will be to regulate the process of visiting this territory and preserving the natural complex," Andrei Chibis said.

The head of the region added that employees of the Murmansk Region government, the Tourism Committee and the Ministry of Natural Resources, Ecology and Fisheries of the Murmansk Region, the Directorate of Specially Protected Natural Territories of Regional Significance of the Murmansk Region and the World Wildlife Fund participated in the design of the park.

A joint Russian-American scientific expedition NABOS-2021 has begun in the Arctic on the ship "Akademik Treshnikov".

On the night of September 11, a Russian-American marine expedition entered the Arctic, within the framework of which the participants intend to conduct research in the Laptev Sea, the East Siberian Sea and in the deep part of the Arctic Ocean.

"The scientific expedition vessel Akademik Treshnikov has left the Norwegian port of Kirkenes with an international group of scientists from Russia, the USA, Japan and Norway on board," the message says.

According to the organizers, one of the goals of the expedition is to study climate change in the Arctic.

Flight tests of the first Russian satellite "Arctic-M" for monitoring the climate of the Arctic region have been completed, the spacecraft has been put into operation, Roscosmos reported.

"The State Commission reviewed the results of flight tests, decided to complete the tests, recommended that the Arctic-M system with the Arctic-M spacecraft number 1 be put into operation," the message on the state corporation's website says.

The first Arktika-M satellite was launched in February 2021. It solves the tasks of operational meteorology, hydrology, agrometeorology, climate and environmental monitoring in the Arctic region. To do this, the satellite is equipped with two multi-zone scanning devices that will make multispectral images of clouds and the Earth's surface in the visible and infrared ranges.

In addition, a heliogeophysical hardware complex for monitoring and forecasting solar flare activity and the radiation situation in near-Earth space, as well as equipment for relaying meteorological information and signals from emergency beacons of the international space search and rescue system COSPAS-SARSAT, is installed on Arktika-M.

The Russian orbital constellation for climate and environmental monitoring in the Arctic region will consist of two Arctic-M satellites. This will provide round-the-clock all-weather monitoring of the Earth's surface and the seas of the Arctic Ocean. The launch of the second "Arctic-M" is scheduled in 2023, three more satellites - in 2024-2025. They are supposed to be replaced by five new-generation Arctic-MP satellites after 2025.

The Ministry of Natural Resources and Ecology estimated the volume of resources of the Arctic seas of Russia at 15.7 billion tons of oil, 91.7 trillion cubic meters of gas and 4.7 billion tons of condensate.

"The resources of the water areas are estimated at 15.7 billion tons of oil, 91.7 trillion cubic meters of gas and 4.7 billion tons of condensate. At the same time, the degree of exploration of the initial total resources by industrial categories is 4.7% for oil, 10.1% for gas and 6.1% for condensate. It is obvious that geological exploration is necessary to transfer the potential to reserves," said Alexander Kozlov, head of the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment.

Kozlov noted that now in the Arctic seas - Laptev, East Siberian, Chukchi, Bering - there is practically no drilling study, and the degree of exploration of resources does not exceed 3%.

"But the study of these seas is not a matter of tomorrow, there is no oil and gas transportation infrastructure, there is a difficult ice situation. So far, the interests of the companies are concentrated in the Kara, Caspian, Okhotsk and Pechora Seas," he stressed.

Volunteer students of the Clean Arctic project participating in an environmental clean-up in the Yakut village of Tiksi have already collected about 70 tons of scrap metal, and for all three days of the project's launch mission it is expected to collect up to 300 tons of metal and 250 cubic meters of other waste, the head of Yakutia Aisen Nikolaev said.

"In Yakutia, the Arctic territories account for more than 80% of scrap metal accumulations. Cleaning the coast of the Arctic Ocean from rusty barrels and metal structures is a task that can only be solved by the combined efforts of government, business and the volunteer community. Without "general cleaning" in the Arctic, the importance of which the President of the country has repeatedly drawn attention to, it is impossible to talk about new standards of quality of life for people living and working here," Nikolaev said.

He said that in total, within the framework of the Clean Arctic project, about 100 thousand tons of scrap will be exported from the Arctic regions of the republic over the next five years.

"This will require not only to assemble it locally, but also to create a collection and transportation system - from reception points to logistics issues. The first batch of cargo collected by volunteers with the help of local residents in Tiksi will be delivered by barge to the Nizhny Bestyakh railway station, from where it will be sent for melting," the head of Yakutia said.