Nornickel helps oceanographers study Arctic
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Nornickel helps oceanographers study Arctic

November 17, 2021

The data that scientists received has not yet been recorded by anyone in the world.

#ARCTIC. #SIBERIA. THIS IS TAIMYR. In March this year, scientists from the Institute of Oceanology installed sensors on the Nornickel ships that measure the salinity and temperature of water in the Arctic.

Let us recall that the Arctic is a strategically important region, the natural resources of which can become one of the main sources of raw materials for almost the entire planet. But the nature of the Arctic is fragile: low temperatures and long polar nights significantly slow down the development of organisms living there. Therefore, it is very important to conduct constant monitoring of the territory and water area of ​​the region for analysis and preventive measures. This is being done by scientists from the Institute of Oceanology.

“Throughout the spring, summer and autumn, Nornickel’s vessels operated on their regular voyages, helping scientists to register such important data for science”, the company’s press service said.

Using the data obtained, specialists will be able to predict the dynamics of ice movement in the Kara sea: changes in thickness, speed and timing of ice melting and ice formation. Nobody in the world has ever registered such data.

Now the experts have removed the instruments from two diesel-electric ships and the Yenisey tanker and proceeded to decipher the information.

Earlier we told about Fyodor Konyuhov’s ten-day expedition on a drifting ice floe. The famous traveler studied the intensity of ice melting and the routes of their drift.

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Text: Angelica Stepanova, Photo: Vyacheslav Sitnikov and istockphoto.com

November 17, 2021

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