Discovery in the Arctic
Expedition Hydrographic Service of the Northern Fleet in the hydrographic vessel "Horizon" and sea tug "MB-56" has finished the trek to the Franz Josef Land and arrived in Murmansk. The campaign lasted for 20 days.
During hydrographic surveys in the archipelago of Franz Josef Land expedition discovered the strait that separates the island of Northbrook in two.
Members of the expedition made a topographical survey of the coast and the depth measurements in the resulting Strait. After the chamber material handling operations, the data will be reflected in the proofs of guidance aids to navigation and nautical charts.
Earlier Expeditionary Unit discovered stone ridge near the island of Alexandra Land and recorded the changes of the coastline of the island Gall.
Also during the expedition hydrographers Northern Fleet has been inspected and examined 23 geodetic points and aids to navigation.
Hydrographic vessel "Horizon" performed a detailed route survey depths of more than 4 thousand kilometers, carried instrumental assessment of sites and bottom topography, hydrology work, meteorological observations in the islands of the archipelago, is also explored neledokolnogo sailing vessel in the high latitudes of the auspicious period on ice conditions.
Expedition specialists Hydrographic Service of the Northern Fleet has been timed to coincide with the 100th anniversary of the campaign Georgy Sedov and the establishment of state sovereignty over the archipelago of Franz Josef Land. On Rudolf Island — the northernmost island of the archipelago, the expedition made a bookmark capsule with a message to posterity. At the landing site Expeditionary Unit held a meeting devoted to the 100th anniversary of George Sedov hike to the North Pole. Video provided