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

Northern Fleets ecologists collect 150 tonnes of scrap metal on Arctic island

The Northern Fleet’s ecology platoon has prepared for further shipment from the Kotelny Island (the New Siberian Islands Archipelago) more than 150 tonnes of scrap metal, the Fleet’s press service reported on Sunday.

"The Northern Fleet’s ecology platoon on the Kotelny Island, the New Siberian Islands Archipelago, has collected, pressed and prepared for shipment to the mainland 154.4 tonnes of scrap metal," the statement reads.

The platoon’s 30 military began working on the island in mid-June. They press about 5-6 tonnes of metal barrels a day. They collect old equipment and other metal, which has remained on the island from the Soviet times.

The Northern Fleet’s ecology platoon began working on the Kotelny Island in 2015. Over the season in 2019, more than 300 tonnes of scrap metal will be shipped to the mainland. Within previous four seasons, the Northern Fleet’s ecologists prepared for further processing more than 3,300 tonnes of scrap metal.

The scrap metal is mostly 200-liter barrels, used to transport fuel. The military press them, thus they take much less space in containers.

The platoon will continue working on the Kotelny Island to September. The collected metal will be transported both by the Northern Fleet and by specially chartered vessels along the Northern Sea Route within the summer navigation.