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The participants of the expedition "Yamal-Arctic 2014" will study permafrost

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Preparation to the scientific and research expedition "Yamal-Arctic 2014" is being finished.

By the information given by the curator of the project, the director of the interregional expedition center "Arktika" Konstantin Oschepkov, the task of the expedition, also as in 2012-2013, stays the same – to conduct modern expedition researches important for the arctic region. However, this year approach to conducting of the expedition has changed. As he underlines, work of expedition groups is not connected with the ship, what allows extending the territory of coverage of scientific researches and gives the opportunity in details to study Yamalskiy, Priuralskiy, Tazovskiy and Nadym districts. The center "Arktika" fulfills organizational and logistic support of 15 field groups of scientists from Yekaterinburg, Tyumen, Novosibirsk, Salekhard and Nadym. About 100 people – from students to doctors of sciences – are busy in the expedition. During the field season the participants of the expedition are planning to study dynamics of permafrost, forest tundra ecological systems, to research state of population of birds, vegetation cover disturbed in the result of re-pasturing of reindeer and also to conduct medical and biological researches of indigenous population. As the press-service of the governor of Yamal informs, the first expedition groups are starting their work on the 15th of June. July and August will be the most loaded with work. This is also the basic difference from expeditions of the past years, which were conducted in August-September, as Konstantin Oschepkov informs.

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