The scientific expedition came back from Beliy Island

Понедельник, 17 июля 2017 10:01 Опубликовано в News in English
The scientific expedition came back from Beliy Island

The complex scientific expedition came back to Salekhard from Beliy Island. During 10 days its participants from the Institute of industrial ecology of the Ural branch, the RAS, St Petersburg State Forest Technical University, the research station of the Institute of ecology of plants and animals of the Ural branch, the RAS, Lomonosov Moscow State University, the University of Tromso (Norway), the University of Giessen (Germany) conducted researches on different directions. 

Thus, they studied landscape and geology of Beliy Island, its ecological system, influence of greenhouse gas in northern latitudes, opportunities of reclamation of disturbed lands and even continued medico-legal experiments.
Candidate of biological sciences of the Arctic research station of the Institute of ecology of plants and animals, the Ural branch, the RAS Alexander Sokolov notes that ten days are not long time, but the scientists even exceeded the planned minimum. Also he focuses attention on wonderful organization of conditions for their work. Research stations in northern latitudes in Yamal are the only, to where scientists are invited free of charge every year, as Alexander Sokolov underlines.
Quality of people’s life on this territory depends on work being fulfilled by science in Yamal, as a deputy governor of Yamal Alexander Mazharov notes. “We should understand, from where these or those natural and technogenic processes appear, and what to do next”.
Alexander Mazharov called Beliy Island a litmus paper of phenomena taking place in the Arctic and the territory open for scientists. He underlines that researches are fulfilled mainly at expenses of industrial companies, which are very interested in the results.