Russian-US expedition completes work at 34 oceanographic stations in Arctic Ocean
The Russian-American AVLAP/NABOS-2015 expedition that departed Arkhangelsk in August aboard the Akademik Tryoshnikov research and expedition vessel of the Russian Weather Service's Arctic and Antarctic Research Institute is continuing its project in the Arctic.
Most recently the researchers have worked at 34 oceanographic stations and installed five submerged buoy stations (SBS), removed six SBSs installed in 2014 and placed drifting buoys in the Laptev Sea and the Arctic Ocean, according to the press service of the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment.
The expedition that is studying changes in the atmosphere, hydrosphere and the ice cover will continue until October 1 and involves scientists from Russia, the US, Germany, South Korea, the UK, New Zealand and Poland.
"It is necessary to study global climate changes that reveal themselves through the status of the Arctic. This requires the consolidation of intellectual and technical efforts from many countries," Russian Environment Minister Sergei Donskoi said.