Arctic Floating University – 2016

Northern (Arctic) Federal University in cooperation with Northern Branch of Russian Federation Agency for Hydrometeorology and Environmental Monitoring (ROSHYDROMET) organize the marine research and education expedition «Arctic Floating University – 2016».

The expedition will be held from 10 till 30 July 2016

Expedition route: Arkhangelsk – Novaya Zemlya: Russkaya Gavan’ Bay, Mac Bay, Inostrantsev Bay, the Zhelaniya Cape, Ledyanaya Gavan’ Bay – Franz Josef Land: Hall Island, Hess Island, Champ Island, Jackson Island, Rudolf Island, Hooker Island, Northbrook Island, Bell Island – Sosnovets Island – the Solovetskie Islands – Arkhangelsk.

Expedition participants: 56 people (students, post-graduate students, research fellows of both Russian and foreign scientific and academic institutions)


  • acquisition of new data about the ecosystem condition and changes in the costal areas of Western part of the Russian Arctic zone islands and archipelagos;
  • training of young specialists for provision of sustainable development and research in the Arctic zone with the help of expedition educational program in the following spheres: meteorology, geography, Arctic biology, ethnopolitology, historical and legal issues in the Arctic region;

Deadline for applications: December 15, 2015

Contact information:
Konstantin Zaikov, Director of Arctic Center for Strategic Studies
k.zaikov(at), mob. tel. 7 953 266 0586

Further information here.