Conditions for work of scientists on Beliy Island will be created in advance
15:57 26 марта 2020
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The Russian center for the Arctic exploration will send the expedition to Beliy Island on the 28th of March. Employees of the center will deliver food, consumable and construction materials on two Trecol cars for improvement, repair and preparation of the scientific and research station before the upcoming field season. The information was given to the news agency “Sever-Press” in the department of external relations of Yamal-Nenets Autonomous Okrug.
The summer field season on Beliy Island will be opened in the beginning of July. Scientists of the Institute of industrial ecology of the Ural branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences will arrive in the northernmost part of Yamal-Nenets Autonomous Okrug. In 2016 here they installed a gas analyzer for uninterrupted high-accurate measurements of concentration of greenhouse gases. The specialists will perform maintenance and inspection of the equipment. The scientists at the Institute of the Earth cryosphere of Tyumen Scientific Centre SB RAS will study landscape conditions, cryogenic geo-systems of the island, will evaluate the speed of dynamics of destruction of coasts and the rate of revegetation of arctic tundra areas after technogenic influence.
On Beliy Island there is a mass grave of participants of the arctic convoy “White Sea – Dikson 5”. This is the only military burial place on the territory of Yamal-Nenets Autonomous Okrug. The commemorative events dedicated to the 75th anniversary of the Victory in the Great Patriotic War will take here in August with participation of representatives of the public, military men and veterans of internal arctic convoys.