September 23, 2015
LMSU Marine Research Center conducts environmental monitoring in Gulf of Ob and Taz Estuary
The LMSU Marine Research Center experts have conducted environmental monitoring in the Gulf of Ob and the Taz Estuary on board the research vessel Kartesh. The researchers collected samples for water and benthos contamination tests, studied hydrological water structure, collected hydrobiological samples and carried out ornithological and marine mammal surveys. They have concurrently assessed the coastline vulnerability towards human impact.
The specialists will analyze the obtained data after the expedition. They will give findings on the current condition of the Arctic environment by locating the most vulnerable ecosystem components. The experts will suggest certain measures to minimize negative impact on the ecology and will develop an updated monitoring program for the following expeditions.
According to the LMSU Marine Research Center experts, the vessel and her crew were at their best, and all the objectives have been completed in full and on time.