Arctic Floating University

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

Aims of the expedition:

  • organize complex interdisciplinary research of the Arctic environment
  • training of young researchers and specialists for work in the Arctic region (hydrometeorology, ecology, biology, chemistry, geology, geography)
  • develop international scientific and educational collaboration in the Arctic

Expedition route: Arkhangelsk - Cape Zhelaniya (Novaya Zemlya) - Island Graham Bell (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, research fellows of both Russian and foreign scientific and academic institutions)

A participation fee per person is 380 000 RUB (around 5 400 EUR). Fee includes accommodation on the board of the vessel (students: cabin for 3-4 persons; other participants: cabin for 2 persons), 4 meals a day, educational program, landings, use of laboratories on the board and vessel research equipment.

Mr. Alexander Saburov, Director of the Arctic Center for Strategic Studies
Telephone: +7 8182 21 89 39 / +7 950 660 68 58

Ms. Umidakhon Gapurova, Arctic Center for Strategic Studies
Telephone: +7 996 502 41 23

Course details

Academic level(s)Bachelor, Master, PhD, Other
Language of instructionEnglish
InstitutionNorthern (Arctic) Federal University
Begin date17.07.2020
End date03.08.2020
Registration deadline15.01.2020
ECTS credits0.0
Field schoolYes
Fields of studyBasic/broad, general programmes
Teaching placeResearch Vessel “Professor Molchanov”, in the Novaya Zemlya/Franz Josef Land area
Tagsmarinefield schoolsummer schoolfieldschool
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