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Rosneft to test technology controlling the movement of icebergs in the Arctic
© RIA Novosti. Vera Kostamo

Rosneft to test technology controlling the movement of icebergs in the Arctic

As part of the comprehensive Kara-Summer-2016 research expedition, Rosneft will test its unique technology to change the trajectory of icebergs, according to the company's website.

"Specialists will carry out experiments to make icebergs change their course as they drift," reads a press release.

The expedition participants will work on iceberg-platform training scenarios where they will have icebergs drift toward a conventional platform. In the future, these studies will be used to protect marine infrastructure from colliding with icebergs during commercial activities on the Arctic shelf. In total, 12 full-scale experiments will be held during the expedition.

The program of the 12th expedition to the Arctic organized by Rosneft also includes the study of hydro-meteorological and oceanographic characteristics of the Russian Arctic seas. Particular focus will be placed on studying polar bear and walrus populations, as well as monitoring marine mammals and birds.