The arctic oceanographic expedition will research islands of the Kara Sea and the Barents Sea
14:44 15 января 2016
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The arctic oceanographic expedition was formed within the hydrographic service of the Northern Fleet. It will be busy with researching of water areas of the Arctic Ocean and territories of Russian arctic islands.
This year the expedition will fulfill work on islands of the archipelago Franz Joseph Land, Novaya Zemlya, Severnaya Zemlya, the New Siberian Islands, in the Kara Sea and the Barents Sea.
The arctic oceanographic expedition is headed by the captain Andrey Sharomov. The new structure includes military and civil specialists, who have experience of high-latitudinal researches. Among them there are geophysicists, hydrologists, topographers and representatives of other professions. Subdivisions of the expedition are equipped with modern equipment that allows conducting the whole complex of oceanographic researches and geodetic surveys.
The new structure is a successor of the Northern hydrographic expedition, which during 87 years from 1924 to 2011 researched high latitudes of the Arctic Ocean. Successful work of its employees provided creation of navigation sea maps, manuals and guidebooks for navigation in arctic seas. Also geo-morphological picture of the bottom of the Arctic Ocean and its geophysical fields was formed. They managed to find and describe more than 150 geographical objects, including one of the largest forms of relief of the bottom in the district of the Gakkel Ridge — the Lenin Komsomol Seamount. 43 discovered objects received names of hydrographers and ships of the Northern Fleet. In the result of 29 high-latitudinal aerial and 24 underwater expeditions the arctic basin was studied almost on 85% of its total water territories. Specialists of the new arctic oceanographic expedition will be busy with studying of the rest part. At that, priority will be given to districts of so-called «white spots», in other words, water areas and territories, where researches have not been conducted yet, as it is informed on the portal neftegaz.ru.