High-latitude sea expedition "Arktika-2012" of the Arctic and Antarctic Research Institute (AARI) Hydromet aboard the nuclear-powered icebreaker "Russia" "Atomflot" September 8, 2012 moved away from the pier and headed for the port of Murmansk to the drifting research station "North Pole -39 ", which is on the southern periphery of the Canada Basin of the Arctic basin. The press service of the Institute.
The expedition is organized by order of the Federal Service for Hydrometeorology and Environmental Monitoring.
On board the icebreaker are naval expedition and the composition of the drifting research station "North Pole — 40" with scientific equipment and goods necessary for the sustenance of plant during the year, with the helicopter wing.
Expedition to solve the problem by choosing an ice floe that is suitable for the deployment of a new drifting station. From this data will be used to satellite and aerial reconnaissance, including by UAVs. The final decision will be made on the basis of direct measurements of the ice, which should be completed with the landing of the art directly on the ice.
The staff of the new drifting research station "North Pole — 40" for the year are to continue working in the field of meteorology, aerology, oceanography, physics of ice and a number of other scientific disciplines in the natural platform — drifting in the Arctic Ocean ice. Station staff includes 16 researchers and technicians.