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First flight “Floating University” to study the Arctic was successful
17.07.2012
First flight “Floating University” to study the Arctic was successful

Today, 17 July, in Moscow were summed up the innovation research project “Floating University”, correspondent BakuToday. Remind students of the Northern (Arctic) Federal University (SAFU) under the guidance of the professors of the leading universities of Russia during the 40 days researching Arctic expeditions, in particular, fulfil the job of Roshydromet refining forecasts in the short winter.

“We have an integrated, complementary data during the expedition. This and the hydrological and hydrochemical, biological data. A total of 8-9 blocks of research, “said the research manager of the expedition, the Pro-Rector on scientific work of SAFA and the Director of the Institute of ecological problems in the North of RAS Konstantin Bogolicin.

“The draft took place-this is a fact. All tasks were achieved, “said the head of the Arkhangelsk branch of the Russian geographical society, head of the Northern Office of the Federal service for Hydrometeorology and environmental monitoring Leonid Vasilev. He also promised that project in the future will only grow. Head of Roshydromet Alexander Frolov also noted that studies of the Arctic and Antarctic would predict climate. “The Arctic warms, it means we are waiting for the cold winters,” the expert said.

With the support of the Moscow State University. Lomonosov in the future also plans to release new books, textbooks and educational programmes for students for research expeditions “Floating University”. “We must provide education through research,” said Frolov.

The expedition travelled from Arkhangelsk-White Sea, Barents Sea, Svalbard-Pechora sea and white sea-Arkhangelsk. Researchers have identified more than 8.5 thousands of samples and conducted a comprehensive hydrographical measurements on 140 hydrological stations.

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