Scientists will develop innovative systems for safe navigation along the Northern Sea Route (NSR). The work involves, among other things, the introduction of communication facilities based on the Russian artificial Earth satellites.
Scientists from the Arctic and Antarctic Research Institute (AARI) and Sevastopol State University (SevSU) will develop innovative projects in the field of fundamental and applied research on climate, processes in the marine environment, ice cover and atmosphere of the Arctic Basin.
In particular, it is planned to create a new generation of marine and land-based autonomous hydrological and ecological stations. They will be used in the Federal Service for Hydrometeorology and Environmental Monitoring (Rosgidromet’s) observation network in the Russian Arctic.
The systems will improve the accuracy of forecasts for safe navigation in the Arctic seas and along the Northern Sea Route, as well as open up new opportunities for scientific research. An important element of joint work will be the introduction of communication facilities based on the Russian artificial Earth satellites.
Given the peculiarities of the NSR, such as difficult ice and variable weather conditions, accurate navigation is a critical factor for navigation safety. Satellite data provides information on ice conditions, forecast information on weather, currents and the dynamics of the changing geographical environment. This helps vessels prevent collisions with ice, choose optimal routes and make decisions in real time.
Thus, the innovative systems of the AARI and SevSU will contribute to the further development of shipping in the Arctic, as well as monitor the ecological state of the region.