Roshydromet to build dozens of new meteorological stations along the Northern Sea Route by 2020
The Federal Service for Hydrometeorology and Environmental Monitoring (Roshydromet) plans to expand the network of weather stations along the Northern Sea Route in order to provide safe navigation, said the service head, Igor Shumakov.
"Along the entire Northern Sea Route, from Vladivostok to Murmansk, there will be a new network of hydrometeorological stations which will provide security for all vessels," Shumakov told journalists on Monday after a meeting in Vladivostok to summarize the results of the Trans-Arctic 2019 research expedition. He also noted that the network, with dozens of new stations, would be deployed in 2020.
"At the moment, the quality of weather forecasts for the Northern Sea Route corresponds to global standards. In order to improve them, we need to increase the density of the state monitoring network," Shumakov said.
Russian President Vladimir Putin gave instructions to boost the cargo flow on the Northern Sea Route to 80 million metric tons by 2024.