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Arctic Floating University

Northern (Arctic) Federal University invites researchers, PhD-students, and students to take part in the marine research and education expedition in the Arctic.

Arctic Floating University is an annual scientific and education marine expedition, which brings together young people and experienced researchers in order to study the Arctic. For scientists it is an opportunity to conduct research in the high-latitude Arctic. For students it’s a unique educational programme containing a multidisciplinary course of lectures and practical training together with experienced researchers.

Expedition Dates: July 17 – August 3, 2020

Expedition Duration: 18 days

Expedition Route: Arkhangelsk - Cape Zhelaniya (Novaya Zemlya) - Graham Bell Island (Franz Josef Land - FJL) - Heiss Island (FJL) - Hooker Island (FJL) - Northbrook (FJL) - Arkhangelsk (as agreed with organizers, corrections can be made upon request of participants before expedition)

Expedition participants: 57 people (students, post-graduate students, researchers from both Russian and international scientific and academic institutions).

The expedition programme includes research and educational sections.

Participation fee: 380 000 rubles per person. The fee covers accommodation (students: cabin for 3-4 persons; other participants: cabin for 2 persons), 4 meals a day, educational programme, landings, use of laboratories on board).

Results will be announced in February 2020.

Application deadline: January 15, 2020

More information available on the website of the Northern (Arctic) Federal University

Contact persons:

Mr. Alexander Saburov, Director of the Arctic Center for Strategic Studies, Northern (Arctic) Federal Univesity

Telephone: +7 8182 21 89 39 / +7 950 660 68 58


Ms. Umidakhon Gapurova, Arctic Center for Strategic Studies, Northern (Arctic) Federal University

Telephone: +7 996 502 41 23