Closed Soviet Weather Station Will Be Restored in Svalbard


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Arctic and Antarctic Research Institute’s (AARI) specialists received a grant from the Project Office for Arctic Development to carry out several restoration activities

A Soviet weather station that operated between 1949 and 1958 in the mining town Pyramid (Pyramiden) in Svalbard will be restored. The meteorological station was built immediately after the end of World War II.

It is the last historical structure of the settlement, built in 1947 and preserved from the Soviet times. As part of the project, the Institute's specialists will develop a program to restore the meteorological site with Soviet-era instruments and equipment.

It is expected that the building will be used for internships for students of leading higher educational institutions of Russia.

As a result, a project of a tourist interactive route will be created. It will attract the interest of the international community, demonstrating the modern achievements of Russian scientific and educational institutions in the field of researching the nature of the archipelago.



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