For the benefit of Yamal and the Arctic. Favorable conditions will be created for expeditions
14:56 22 января 2020
Категории: News in English
The Russian center for the Arctic exploration is accepting applications for participation in the comprehensive research expedition “Yamal-Arctic 2020”. Scientists and research teams planning field research in Yamal-Nenets Autonomous Okrug will receive logistical and material-technical support, as well as the opportunity to fulfill work on the basis of scientific and research stations established on the Yamal and Gydan peninsulas, on Beliy Island and in the Polar Urals. The information was given to a correspondent of the news agency “Sever-Press” in the department of external relations of Yamal.
Applications are accepted on the website of the non-profit partnership http://arctic-rf.ru/partnyoram.html. Main requirements for potential participants are the following: research should be of comprehensive character and meet objectives of development of Yamal-Nenets Autonomous Okrug and the Arctic zone of the Russian Federation. Long-term work aimed at receiving of new knowledge about ecological processes taking place in the region, with a forecast for the future, development of scientifically-based recommendations for preservation and maintenance of the favorable status of rare species of animals and birds are also priority. Thus, the expedition will continue to study populations of polar bears, rare species of birds and wild reindeer and to monitor permafrost grounds at the research station “Vaskiny Dachi” in the central part of the Yamal Peninsula.
In 2020 the Russian center for the Arctic exploration will continue to complete material and technical base of research stations. New residential and work modules for scientists will be ordered. It is planned to organize one more station, the place for which will be determined on the basis of needs of the scientific community.
The comprehensive research expedition “Yamal-Arctic” has been organized in the region since 2012. Every year up to 40 research teams representing the Russian Academy of Sciences, the country’s leading universities and the Russian center for the Arctic exploration participate in it. Colleagues from Norway, Belgium, France, Germany and other countries work in the field together with Russian scientists. Reports and scientifically-based recommendations are prepared on the basis of research results to improve the ecological situation in the region and maintain the favorable status of rare species of animals and birds.