"Arctic Floating University" is Waiting For Young Researchers From All Over the World

Исследовательское судно "Профессор Молчанов". Фото: Алексей Малков
Исследовательское судно "Профессор Молчанов". Фото: Алексей Малков

The Russian Geographical Society announces a competition for participation in the expedition "Arctic Floating University – 2023". The voyage on the research vessel "Professor Molchanov" will take place approximately from June 23 to July 12, 2023.

The route is already known: Arkhangelsk – Kolguyev Island – Vaygach Island – Russkaya Gavan (Novaya Zemlya) – Oran Islands – Cape Zhelaniya (Novaya Zemlya) – Ledyanaya Gavan (Novaya Zemlya) – Sosnovets Island – Arkhangelsk. The curriculum includes lectures, seminars, and practical work in the field.

The program aims to develop international scientific and educational cooperation within the framework of expedition activities in the Arctic, train young specialists in Arctic specialties, promote Russian scientific, historical, cultural, and natural heritage in the Arctic, as well as popularize the study of the Arctic and polar specialties among young people.

Research and educational programs:

– climate of the Arctic region;

– arctic ecosystems;

– application of geoinformation technologies in the Arctic;

– psychophysiological study of the human body in arctic conditions;

– study and preservation of the historical and cultural space of the Arctic.


Участников "Арктического плавучего университета" ждут настоящие открытия. Фото: Алексей Малков
Участников "Арктического плавучего университета" ждут настоящие открытия. Фото: Алексей Малков

Foreign journalists and bloggers, as well as scientists, graduate students and students whose research interests are focused on the Arctic region are invited to work at the “Arctic Floating University”.

All expenses for the duration of the expedition (meals, accommodation, scientific program) are paid by the organizer. The participant undertakes to cover their own expenses for air tickets and travel to the starting point (including obtaining a visa).

To participate in the selection, applicants must fill out an electronic application. The deadline for submission is April 5, 2023. Contacts: Svetlana Andreyevna Vorobyova, Advisor of the Department of Expert-Analytical and International Activities, tel.: 8-800-700-18-45

For reference

The “Arctic Floating University” is an innovative educational project in which young Arctic researchers gain knowledge and skills in the real conditions of the northern seas. The first voyage took place in 2012.

The organizers of the expedition: Lomonosov Northern (Arctic) Federal University and "Northern Department for Hydrometeorology and Environmental Monitoring" FSBI.

The vessel "Professor Molchanov" was built in 1982 specially for the USSR State Committee for Hydrometeorology (now – Roshydromet). The ice class of the vessel is UL, according to the new classification – Arc 5. The sailing region is unlimited. There are also no restrictions on the sailing weather conditions.

According to its characteristics, the "Professor Molchanov" is suitable for performing almost all types of marine work. The vessel has four specially equipped laboratories, hydrographic winches, and cargo devices. The vessel is equipped with cabins for the crew and members of the expedition capable of accommodating from two to four people.