Meeting of the main partners of the IAS “Snowflake” project

The main partners of the IAS “Snowflake” project: YNAO Governor Dmitry Artyukhov, Minister of Science and Higher Education Valery Falkov and MIPT Rector Dmitry Livanov recently met to discuss the further implementation of the station’s construction.

According to Dmitry Artyukhov, science will help to cope with the challenges that are becoming increasingly relevant for the Arctic territories, such as permafrost thawing, accounting and control of greenhouse gas emissions, and the transition to “green” energy technologies. The opening of the IAS “Snowflake” will allow not only to conduct unique scientific research, but also to develop technologies that will qualitatively improve the life of all northerners.

“The project documentation has been completed and at the moment we are waiting for the State Expertise approval. We hope that very soon we will receive an approval and start construction of the station this summer. It was decided to build the “Snowflake in two stages: first of all, three domes out of seven, half of the technological complex, several wind turbines needed to launch the station. This decision will allow scientists and specialists to start work at the station without waiting for its full completion,” commented Yury Vasilyev, Executive Director of the Scientific and Technical Center for Autonomous Energy.