Applications for participation in Arctic Floating University-2021 can be submitted by researchers, undergraduates and graduate students until March 22, 2021. This year’s expedition will be run by Northern (Arctic) Federal University within the framework of the Year of Science and Technology and Russia’s 2021-2023 chairmanship – with the support from world-class Research and Education Center “The Russian Arctic: New materials, technologies and research methods”.
The first online lecture of the Arctic Floating University (AFU) took place on July 7, 2020. Due to the postponement of the expedition to Franz Joseph Land to the year of 2021, a traditional course of lectures from specialists on Arctic, that used to be delivered on board of the R/V Professor Molchanov during the AFU expeditions, was transferred into the online mode. 15 lectures were held on diverse issues of development and cooperation in the Arctic during the whole month. More than 100 participants from Russia, Belarus, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, the USA and Finland attended AFU online lectures.
The Arctic Floating University project has recently completed its first ever online lecture course. Due to the current coronavirus crisis this year’s expedition has been postponed until 2021, and the traditional training course usually delivered onboard expanded and transferred online. The course started in June, lasted for a month and included 15 lectures on Arctic research, exploration and cooperation. The lectures were attended by over 100 participants from Russia, Belarus, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, the USA and Finland.
Arctic Floating University’s online lecture course have been successfully launched, which brought together almost 100 participants from different cities and countries.