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Photographers and researchers to take an expedition to the Barents, White and Kara seas
© RIA Novosti. Igor Podgorniy

Photographers and researchers to take an expedition to the Barents, White and Kara seas

The Arctic-Info news agency reports that a team of photographers and researchers will take an expedition to the Barents, White and Kara seas as part of the cultural and research project entitled "Polar Expedition Gallery."

"A group of landscape photographers and a team of researchers from the Moscow State University Center for Marine Studies will follow the route from Murmansk to Naryan Mar, Vaigach Island, the Novaya Zemlya Archipelago, the Yamal Peninsula, Obskaya Bay and back to Murmansk on the Kartesh research vessel," the project's PR department reports.

Over the course of three months, the participants in the expedition will take pictures and study the condition of marine and coastal eco-systems.

"Our goal is to conduct comprehensive interdisciplinary studies and cultural work aimed at studying the Arctic and promoting relations between local residents and other Russian regions," Yaroslav Amelin, the head of the project said.

The project was launched in 2014 and provides for holding comprehensive Arctic expeditions in the White, Barents, Kara and Norwegian seas, and photo shows in Moscow and other Russian cities.