The Governor of the Murmansk region Marina Kovtun met with the young explorers and researchers of the Arctic region aboard a nuclear powered icebreaker "Lenin". The venue of the event "Step into the future of the Arctic" was not chosen at random: 60 years ago, the world's first nuclear-powered vessel came into operation.

Opening the meeting, the head of the region congratulated Atomflot company with the anniversary and thanked for the contribution to the development of the youth Arctic movement.

Young scientists of the Arctic shared their research with the head of the region and the participants of the meeting "Step into the future of the Arctic". A school student Alexander Bogaty from Snezhnogorsk presented a project on the development of the current model of the ultrasonic device for the destruction of ice surfaces. Yaroslav Ogurechnikov, a student of the Murmansk Polytechnic Lyceum, assessed the accuracy of positioning of receivers of global navigation satellite systems in the middle latitudes. Another school student Anastasia Soldatova dedicated research to environmental problem, examined the question of radioactive contamination of the environment.

Experts noted the high level of training of the young scientists and the practical potential of the presented projects.

The meeting was attended by students of the club "The young polar explorer", which was created on the basis of the Murmansk regional center of additional education "Laplandia". Since 2017, youngsters from 12 to 17 years have enrolled to the club showing interest to the Arctic, its geography, ecology, development history and prospects.
Posted by: 28 February 2019
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