On October 2, 2022, at 7 a.m., the North Pole - 41 expedition onboard the North Pole ice-resistant self-propelled platform began its work in the Arctic Ocean.
It is very important that the very concept of this ice-resistant platform has turned out to be absolutely successful. The kind of work we are doing now would have been impossible if done on ice. The North Pole ice-resistant self-propelled platform project has definitely met our expectations, Director of the Arctic and Antarctic Research Institute (AARI, St. Petersburg) Alexander Makarov said.
The platform has been drifting for more than 11 months. From the starting point near the New Siberian Islands, the station has covered a total distance of more than 1,731 nautical miles, the length of the drift - 608 nautical miles.
The North Pole- 41 expedition’s main task is to study the "atmosphere - ice cover - ocean" system in the Arctic Ocean’s high latitudes.
The expedition was organized by specialists of the Arctic and Antarctic Research Institute.