Presentation of the IAS "Snowflake" at the VII Eastern Economic Forum

The Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology (MIPT) presented the project of the IAS “Snowflake” at its exhibition stand at the 7th Eastern Economic Forum, which was held on 5–8 September 2022 in Vladivostok. Over 500 Forum participants visited the MIPT’s stand, where Russian and foreign partners held several meetings to negotiate on current and future cooperation.

“In our stand, we present the unique project - the IAS “Snowflake”, which will soon become an example of modern scientific and technological development. Even on the scale of the model, it is clear that this is not just a station, but also a whole complex, in which, in addition to laboratories, there will be sports grounds and walking areas.

The project’s design has already been completed and now we are waiting for the State Expertise approval to start construction.

Working in the Arctic is a challenge, but we are coping with it, and I am sure that we have found a balance between science, technology and the Arctic climate,” commented Yury Vasiliev.

Within the framework of the Forum, a meeting was held between the rector of the Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology Dmitry Livanov and the executive director of the Scientific and Technical Center for Autonomous Energy Yury Vasiliev with the Governor of the YNAO Dmitry Artyukhov. During the meeting, MIPT representatives provided the updated information on the “Snowflake” progress, determined the further procedures, and discussed the need for an additional funding, which was supported by Dmitry Artyukhov.

“This will be a unique project in alternative energy using hydrogen and wind energy. This scientific station will be in demand not only among Russian scientists but will also become a place for international cooperation. MIPT, which is responsible for the scientific component of this project, actively communicates with foreign partners at the Forum site - primarily China, India; that, I am sure, will appear in this project. Nowadays, Arctic research is significant even for the southern countries and it’s necessary to provide platforms where scientists communicate with each other. Our station will become just like that.”, - said Dmitry Artyukhov.