The expedition of the Russian Geographical Society and the Northern Fleet to the Arctic archipelagos will continue from August to October. Participants will be determined on a competitive basis.
The program includes searches for historical objects in the waters of the Taimyr Peninsula, the Northern Island of Novaya Zemlya, the Novosibirsk and Lyakhovsky Islands, the islands of De Long, Wrangel, the Chukchi Peninsula, Severnaya Zemlya and Franz Josef Land. The researchers will study the objects of historical, cultural and natural heritage on land, reports GlavPaluba.
The expedition’s route will be marked with memorial signs in honor of the first Russian polar explorers – Eduard Toll, Vladimir Rusanov and Georgy Ushakov – on the Hercules and Herald islands.
The previous, second and third joint expeditions of the Russian Geographical Society and the Northern Fleet to the Arctic took place last year and two years ago on the islands of the Franz Josef Land and Novaya Zemlya. Their important outcome was comprehensive research in various fields, including the discovery of five new “thawing” islands.
Text: Angelika Stepanova, Photo: Leonid Kruglov