Wildlife and environment
Environment Ministry develops project to upgrade state environmental monitoring in the Russian Arctic

Environment Ministry develops project to upgrade state environmental monitoring in the Russian Arctic

The Russian Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment in partnership with the Federal Service for Hydrometeorology and Environmental Monitoring has worked out a project to upgrade and further develop the system of state environmental monitoring of the Russian Arctic, the ministry's press service reports. The project worth six billion rubles is to be implemented in 2015-2019.

The ministry will allocate funds for the relevant efforts within federal targeted programs and raise borrowed funds.

"The project will provide maximum coverage of processes underway in the Arctic through a monitoring network and will allow for promptly determining the region's pollution level. Within the project, we will be able to modernize the hydrometeorological survey system, the state network of air pollution surveillance, and the cross-border air pollution stations and satellite centers of the Federal Service for Hydrometeorology and Environmental Monitoring," Minister of Natural Resources and Environment Sergei Donskoi said at a meeting of the working group on environmental protection and efficient use of natural resources in the Arctic.