Floating University

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CALL FOR PROPOSALS
ARCTIC FLOATING UNIVERSITY EXPEDITION 2020

Northern (Arctic) Federal University invites researchers, PhD-students, students to take part in the marine research and education expedition in the Arctic.

Visit the Arctic. Study the Arctic. Feel the Arctic.


1. SUMMARY

Arctic Floating University is an annual scientific and education marine expedition, which brings together young people and researchers in order to study the Arctic. For scientists - it is a possibility to conduct research in the high-latitude Arctic. For students – it’s a unique educational program containing multidisciplinary course of lectures and practical training together with experienced researchers.

Aims of the expedition: 

Expedition Organizers: Northern (Arctic) Federal University; Roshydromet; Russian Geographical Society

Expedition Dates: July 17 – August 3, 2020

Expedition Duration: 18 days

Expedition Route:  Arkhangelsk - Cape Zhelaniya (Novaya Zemlya) - Island Graham Bell (Franz Josef Land - FJL) - Heiss Island (FJL) - Hooker Island (FJL) - Northbrook (FJL) - Arkhangelsk (as agreed with organizers, corrections can be made upon request of participants before expedition)

Expedition participants: 57 people (students, post-graduate students, research fellows of both Russian and foreign scientific and academic institutions)

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2. THE EXPEDITION PROGRAM

Research program (tentative):

Educational modules (tentative):

Work on educational modules will be organized in form of lectures, seminars or field works according to the module plan.

3. FACILITES

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All expeditions are organized on the research vessel “Professor Molchanov”. Originally built in 1982 for the Russian Hydro-Meteorological Service the R/V “Professor Molchanov” has been refurbished to accommodate a maximum of 80 passengers and crew.

The vessel is a steel-hulled, ice-strengthened ship for the Arctic supply and research, completely refurbished to meet both passenger and scientific needs. The R/V complies with international environmental and safety standards.

The R/V “Professor Molchanov” has all the necessary facilities for organizing the educational process, laboratory and practical research. Public areas feature a large dining room, an observation lounge, a conference room with modern multimedia equipment, three laboratories, and a medical office with ship doctor.

Brochure about RV “Professor Molchanov”

Information about research equipment available at R/V “Professor Molchanov”

4. ELIGIBILITY

Scientists, PhD-students and students focusing on Arctic research and/or studies are prioritized. In case of free places available other categories of participants can be considered.

5. FINANCING:

A participation fee per person is 380 000 RUB (around 5 400 EUR). Fee includes accommodation on the board of the vessel (students: cabin for 3-4 persons; other participants: cabin for 2 persons), 4 meals a day, educational program, landings, use of laboratories on the board and vessel research equipment.

6. HOW TO APPLY

Online application form available at narfu.ru. Evaluation results will be sent to applicants in February 2020. A contract will be concluded with all selected participants.

Deadline: 15 January 2020

7. CONTACTS:

Please feel free to contact:

Alexander Saburov, Director of the Arctic Center for Strategic Research, Northern (Arctic) Federal Univesity
Telephone: +7 8182 21 89 39 / +7 950 660 68 58
E-mail: a.saburov@narfu.ru

Umidakhon Gapurova, Expert of the Arctic Center for Strategic Studies, Northern (Arctic) Federal University
Telephone: +7 996 502 41 23
E-mail: u.gapurova@narfu.ru

8. MORE INFORMATION ABOUT AFU

https://narfu.ru/en/research/expeditions/fu/

https://www.facebook.com/AFUnarfu/

Brochure about AFU