The self-propelled polar platform “Severny Polyus” was launched in St. Petersburg on Friday, December 18, 2020.
The world’s largest sailing ship, the “Sedov”, currently sits in Murmansk. The ship took off from Vladivostok for a trans-Arctic expedition.
After a Corona-related forced break, the German research aircraft Polar 5 and Polar 6 took off again for measurement flights.
After exactly 300 days of drift with the MOSAiC ice floe, the team has started dismantling the research camp.
Russia’s ice-breaking research station “Severny Polyus” should have been ready to drift over Arctic waters as early as 2020.