#ARCTIC. #SIBERIA. THIS IS TAIMYR. A street photo exhibition titled Arctic Attraction organized by Rosneft and the Innopraktika non-state development institute, has opened in Moscow. The exposition consists of photographs taken during major research expeditions of Rosneft – since 2012 there have been more than 20 of them – as well as images from the Russian Arctic. Space, Time, Resources atlas.
Last year, Rosneft’s Arctic photo exhibition on Tsvetnoy boulevard aroused great interest. This time, the photos displayed on the capital’s Tverskoy boulevard show the ice landscapes of the Arctic, its unusual fauna, and the biodiversity of underwater ecosystems. The photographs can be viewed until January 21, 2021.
Let us remind you that this autumn the exhibition has already been presented to the residents of Arkhangelsk. The exposition was located on the main pedestrian street of the city.
In recent years, Rosneft has been carrying out in the Arctic the most ambitious complex research projects since the Soviet Union. This made it possible to collect a unique array of data on physical geography, oceanology, hydrometeorology, ecology of the Arctic region, to obtain new information on the population of such animals as polar bears, walruses, deer and ivory gulls.
This year, Rosneft conducted the first stratigraphic drilling of shallow wells in the north of the Kara sea for coring. Such studies are extremely important for domestic science, since they allow a better understanding of the geological structure of the Russian Arctic and more accurately assess the oil and gas potential of the North Kara basin.
In addition, the study of the Arctic has made it possible to develop innovative means for the safe development of the Arctic shelf. In particular, Russian scientists have created a unique biological product that is capable of utilizing traces of oil products at low temperatures. It was developed by the Rosneft Arctic research center and the Innopraktika development institute on the basis of the Lomonosov Moscow state university biology faculty. The technology is based on the use of natural cold-loving microorganisms.
We would like to remind that earlier Rosneft and Innopraktika published the Russian Arctic. Space, Time, Resources atlas, which contains detailed information on geography, ecology, research history and economic potential of the Arctic zone of the Russian Federation.
Text: Ekaterina Maximova, Photo: twitter.com/RosneftRu