The large scale and long-term research sea expedition along Kamchatka and Chukotka coasts “The Uykoal Land” has been successfully completed! The participants of the expedition sailed about 2500 nautical miles on the severe Bering Sea and approximately 700 km down the Kamchatka River. The expedition program has been totally fulfilled. We gathered an extensive data on distribution and numerosity of marine mammals, some birds species; on rare plants of the region. The Research Centre has supplied its scientific collections with new interesting exhibits. The extreme part of the expedition was especially remarkable for unplanned visits of brown bears during stops.
GOOD news for all participants of our Arctic expeditions in 2014-2017. Joint management of “Taimyr Reserves” sent us official thanks for…”quality and high efficiency in expedition work associated with exploration of biological diversity of Taimyr and coastal ecosystems of the Kara Sea and the Laptev Sea…” Thanks to all participants of our Arctic expeditions for your help in implementation of those hardest but at the same time most interesting travels!
In 2017 LLC “Arctic Scientific Centre” issued a unique ecological atlas “The Laptev Sea” that contained more than sixty our expedition photos (made by the “Finval” RC team). By the way, the photo on the cover page of the atlas – the picturesque Tsvetkov Cape of the Taymyr Peninsula – is also made by our team. It is no wonder that the authors of the atlas addressed us. Let us recall that the total length of our routes in the Laptev Sea for the 6 seasons of arctic expeditions constituted approximately 5000 km, and the assistant routes (to travel to the sea) constituted about 12000 km (the Lena River, The Yana River, the Khatanga River)! During the expeditions in the Laptev Sea we visited 22 big arctic islands and many small islands…As a result we explored more than 80% of the Laptev Sea coast and gathered broad scientific data (the volume of the collected data is probably the largest one on the Laptev Sea coast in the country at present).
The scientific and educational expedition “Kurils autumn” arranged from September 1 till September 20, 2017 has been successfully completed. The participants of the expedition sailed around the Paramushir Island (Northern Kuril Islands) on the catamaran ship. Marine mammals of the island were counted. Plenty of marine and terrestrial animals and birds made our route more exciting and interesting every day! Neither sudden debris flow over Severo-Kurilsk (for the first time in a post-war history), nor heavy ash explosions from Ebeko volcano, nor powerful typhoons could stop the expedition. I would like to express my sincere gratitude to all Severo-Kurilsk citizens for hearty and warm welcome!