Arthur Chilingarov celebrates his 80th birthday

Today, Artur Chilingarov, President of the Association of Polar Explorers, a member of the Board of Trustees of Arctic World Club, celebrates his 80th anniversary. Congratulations from the Arctic World Club President and the Arcticmorgeo Chairman of the Board of Directors Sergey Egorov.

Scientists to study permafrost thawing in Arctic seas

The route will lie across the Kara, Laptev and East Siberian seas. In September, about 80 scientists from Russia, China and Sweden will set out on an expedition to study the ecology and biochemical changes, caused by the thawing permafrost in the East Arctics seas and along the Northern Sea Route, the Tomsk Polytechnic Universitys press service said on Friday.

self-elevating platform, offshore platform, self-elevating modular platform, self-elevating modular platform, SMP, SMP-03, Fyodor Ushakov, Fedor Ushakov, the floating drilling rig

New antenna system offers reliable satellite communication in Extreme North

Specialists of the Ruselectronics holding company designed a mobile antenna system for reliable satellite communication in the Extreme North, the company’s press service told TASS on Monday.

"In the Extreme North, quite often the only means of data transfer is short-wave radio communication — due to technical peculiarities of how radio waves spread in the polar area and in high latitudes," the press service quoted the Moscow Communication Studies Institute’s Director General Stanislav Fedotov as saying. "The institute’s product provides for stable satellite communication as it offers work in two frequency bands — without changing the complex parts and by remote switching between the bands."

According to the press service of Ruselectronics, the antenna system allows working with geostationary relay satellites to organize two-way communication channels in S or Q bands. The system automatically identifies a suitable satellite and the hardware module manages IP-protocol digital communication channels. For better mobility, the station is put up onto a vehicle.

"Presently, we have the antenna complex’s prototype, and the tests have been successful," the press service added.

The antenna system will be used for high-capacity communication in the Extreme North. Thus, the regions will be able to have emergency alert systems and will enjoy advantages of telemedicine. Local radio and television companies will use the system to collect latest news and organize live broadcasts. Federal authorities will have reliable communication, which will work in emergency situations.