Norilsk expedition to produce recommendations on Taymyr development

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Norilsk expedition to produce recommendations on Taymyr development

Post by Charles » 2020-Sep-24 9:36

A major research expedition organized by the Siberian Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences (RAS) will be launched on July 27. The RAS will start working on the Taimyr Peninsula, north of the Krasnoyarsk Territory, for the first time in many years.

The team will include scientists from 14 institutions under the Siberian Branch of the RAS, who are to study the major changes that have occurred in the region. By the end of August they should have explored not only areas outside of Norilsk, but also the Pyasina River basin (up to its influx into the Kara Sea), the Ambarnaya and Daldykan rivers, and lakes Lama and Pyasino. The expedition is expected to receive the status of a permanent presence by 2021.

"Since we will work out an agenda for activities and recommendations on managing this territory, then of course, one expedition won't be enough. If the Siberian Branch of the RAS is going to prepare specific recommendations on changing the parameters of economic management in the Arctic, then we'll have to adjust supervision over it accordingly. Hence the need for a permanent presence. It is too early to say in which form it will be — we don't even have preliminary results yet. <…> I believe this decision will be made by the beginning of 2021," said Nikolai Yurkevich, expedition leader.

The field team of 26 members is divided into specialized groups: on onshore ecological systems, hydrobiology, bottom sediments, bio- and zoological diversity, and permafrost soils. Read more at https://arctic.ru/resources/20200724/957107.html

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