Hydrometeorology and environment service receives 868 mln for Arctic research
© RIA Novosti. Igor Russak

Hydrometeorology and environment service receives 868 mln for Arctic research

The Russian Government has allocated 868.75 million rubles for the 2019 Transarctic research, according to a directive of the cabinet of ministers. Among other things, the funds will be used the Arctic Floating University operations.

"To allocate budgetary provisions in the amount of 868,750,000 rubles from the reserve fund to the Federal Service for Hydrometeorology and Environmental Monitoring (Roshydromet) for organizing the 2019 Transarctic research," the directive states.

According to reference data, the purpose of the project is to resume comprehensive scientific research in the Arctic region, improve the hydrometeorological security system of Russia's maritime activity in the Arctic in response to scientific and practical interests of the state.

It is noted that the funds are intended for comprehensive research and for the monitoring of the environment as well as the pollution in the Arctic using Roshydromet's four research and expedition vessels.

During the expedition, the research and expedition vessel Akademik Tryoshnikov research and expedition vessel will be frozen into the Arctic ice. Two other vessels, the research vessel Mikhail Somov and the research vessel Professor Multanovsky, will be monitoring the condition and, in particular, the pollution of Russia's peripheral Arctic seas.

The Floating University educational project will be organized on board the research vessel Professor Molchanov.