Monday August 5th was the start of an extraordinary expedition. 50 scientists, decision makers and representatives from the world of commerce will follow in the tracks of legendary polar explorer Fridtjof Nansen, exactly 100 years after he started his adventurous journey through Siberia.
On board the research vessel Professor Molchanov we will travel nearly 1600 nautical miles from Arkhangelsk to Dudinka and up the river Jenisej, where we will cast anchor on August 16th.
The journey will be a floating seminar - with Norwegian and Russian experts sharing their knowledge on the Arctic, natural science, history, Russia, Nansen and Norwegian and Russian industrial and commercial interests.
This commemorative expedition is a joint venture between UiT The Arctic university of Norway, Norwegian Polar Institute and Northern Arctic Federal University in Arkhangelsk.
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