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22:22 | Sep 06 | 2013

Yakutia opened a research station “Samoilovsky”

On September 23-24, Yakutia will open a research station (RS) “Samoilovsky” on the territory of Bulunsky region of the republic in the Lena River delta. Russian and foreign scientists are expected to arrive there.
The construction of the research station was launched in August, 2011. In October, 2012, the commission of the Siberian Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences (SB RAS) accepted into service a new polar station on the Island Samoilovsky. A team of SB RAS specialists made sure that the construction and finishing works had been completed and the life support systems were satisfactorily operating.
The RS was transferred to the Institute of Petroleum Geology and Geophysics named after A. Trofimuk SB RAS, where a special unit - the Arctic Centre led by Dr. of Geographical Sciences Mikhail Grigoriev – had been set up. The station staff is planned to work there on a rotation; every change will be on the station for about a month and then return to Tiksi. The researches conducted at the station will have a multi-disciplinary character: they will cover biological, geological, hydrological and other areas.
It should be noted that the research station on the Island Samoilovsky was organized to provide activities of the joint Russian-German expedition “Lena” in 1998 and since that time it has been operating in the delta of the Lena River, on the sea shores, in mountain and lowland systems of Yakutia bordering on the coast of the Laptev Sea and the East Siberian Sea and locating in the Novosibirsk Archipelago.
At the moment, the Russian-German expedition “Lena” is conducting integrated researches of the state and evolution of the natural environment of the region on climatology, paleography, permafrostology, hydrology, hydrobiology and other areas.
The results of researches on the Island Samoilovsky are unique in view of the complexity of researches and continuous observations. The researches results were presented at over 100 international research conferences and were used in leading world publications.
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