IAS "Snowflake" as a sample of modern and future science

The second companion event of the Congress of Young Scientists ended on October 6 in Salekhard, within the framework of which a plenary session was held on the problem of permafrost degradation. The participants of the session, YNAO Governor Dmitry Artyukhov, rectors of the Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology Dmitry Livanov and Tyumen State University Ivan Romanchuk, General Director of “Mostostroy-11” Nikolay Russu discussed the necessity and importance of studying permafrost thawing.

“For us, the International Arctic Station "Snowflake" is a flagship project, where not only autonomous energy technologies will be developed, but also polygons <sites> for a number of scientific and technological works, that are directly related to the study of permafrost, climate and weather research, as well as analysis of drones in the Arctic conditions. This is all realized by MIPT in partnership with the Yamalo-Nenets Autonomous region,” Dmitry Livanov said.

Permafrost is one of the most important factors which was taken into account at the station’s design stage. Calculations, building materials, structures, special equipment, etc. were carried out taking into account the climatic and geophysical features of the region. The future laboratories of the IAS "Snowflake"will become a practical and modern center for the Arctic studies.