Russia: investigating climate change in the Arctic


You will be introduced to the problems of climate change via fieldwork carried out either on a research vessel (Arctic Floating University) or in a tundra research station in the Yamal peninsula.

The Arctic Floating University expedition project offers a unique opportunity to carry out complex interdisciplinary research of the Arctic environment aboard of the oceanographic research-vessel “Professor Molchanov”. During the two to three-week long voyage toward the island of Novaya Zemlia, you will explore the impact of climate change in the Arctic territories from the angle of biodiversity, cryogenic processes, pollution, legal frameworks and social and economic challenges.

In the arctic tundra, in the permafrost landscapes of the Yamal peninsula, you will study the relics of a giant railway work of the Stalin era, built under the Gulag regime. Monitoring of the environment, cryology, civil engineering or history of the techniques and sciences are among the different skills needed.