Permafrost monitoring system to be launched by the end of the year, stated Vladimir Putin
National system for permafrost monitoring should be launched by the end of 2021. Russian President Vladimir Putin announced today, on September 3.
"The Arctic has a huge impact on the global climate. It is important for us to understand and predict the ongoing processes. For this purpose, we need a reliable basis, accurate scientific data and forecasts. Thus, I ask you to accelerate creation of the national system for monitoring of permafrost condition and to complete preparation of the regulatory framework for its launch till the end of 2021", - said the President.
He hs also reminded that Russia now chairs the Arctic Council. "As an important initiative within the framework of our presidency, I propose to organize an international expedition to the high latitudes of the Arctic. The base of the expedition will be the North Pole drifting scientific station, equipped with all the necessary equipment. The station itself will be placed on a unique ice-resistant platform. It is currently under construction in St. Petersburg and will be put into operation in the next few months," - added the President.