#ARCTIC. #SIBERIA. THIS IS TAIMYR. “A large exhibition of materials, photographs, samples is planned. It applies to the entire coast of the Arctic – new technologies and forms of management. They will also show personal photos of the field stage participants – life through the eyes of scientists. The exhibition will present those who are working with samples in laboratories as well – these are both young employees and eminent scientists”, TASS quotes Deputy Chairman of the Siberian Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences (SB RAS) and Deputy Scientific Director of the expedition Sergey Sverchkov.
According to him, the exhibition will be both permanent – in the Akademgorodok of Novosibirsk, and traveling:
“We will try to acquaint everyone with this exhibition: Norilsk and Moscow, maybe even show it at foreign forums, especially in the Arctic countries – Canada and Norway. We should show the work that has been done”.
As a reminder, the Big Norilsk Expedition started in Taimyr in July at the invitation of the Nornickel company. The scientific group consisted of 26 people and was divided into specialized teams: on terrestrial ecosystems, hydrobiology, bottom sediments, bio- and zoological diversity, and permafrost.
Scientists from 14 institutes of the SB RAS examined not only the vicinity of Norilsk, but also the basins of the Pyasina (up to the confluence with the Kara sea), Ambarnaya, Daldykan rivers, Lama and Pyasino lakes.
Geochronologists were the last of the BNE participants to complete the field work, and in September the scientists began laboratory research. The mission of the expedition is much wider than the range of local environmental issues: its results will form the basis of a new concept and principles of management in the Arctic zone. This kind of deep research in the Arctic Circle has not been carried out for several decades.
Text: Maria Sokolova, Photo: Vyacheslav Stepanov and the Big Norilsk Expedition