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Water is everywhere. Oceanographers’ research.

During the Arktika-2007 expedition in the Arctic Ocean plenty of experimentation and research is conducted. The expedition programme includes execution of deep ocean stations using the SBE 19+ and the SBE 911+ probing systems, or the Rosetta as oceanographers name it otherwise. These devices are used to measure water temperature and its salinity. Such studies provide data on the structure of sea water in the ocean depth. The scientists will be taking some measurements during the whole expedition up to the landing of the SP-35 drifting station and vice versa.

Saturday, August 04, 2007

Museum on the floor of the Arctic Ocean

The Mobile polar museum's exhibits have once again appeared in the movement. They served as a connecting link in the history of the Arctic. The Russian flag and exhibits of the mobile polar MVK museum dived to the floor of the Arctic ocean.

Saturday, August 04, 2007

MVK on the Arctic ice. We painted the white silence with the corporate colour!

MVK painted the white Arctic expanses with orange! The MVK team held a photo and video sessions on the Arctic ice.

Friday, August 03, 2007

Dive of Mir-1 and Mir-2 in the Arctic ocean

Today at 9.30 am the first deep water manned bathyscaphe MIR-1 was hoisted out into the Arctic ocean. The Special Representative of the President of the Russian Federation on issues of the Third International Polar Year, Arthur Chilingarov remarked this event to have been of great geopolitical and scientific value. The crew of MIR-1: Arthur Chilingarov, pilot Anatoliy Sagalevich and deputy of the State Duma of the Russian Federation Vladimir Gruzdev.

Thursday, August 02, 2007

The MIR-1 has successfully reached the depth of 4,261 meters

Today at 12.08 pm the deep water manned the vehicle MIR-1 took the bottom at the North Pole point. It descended in the Arctic Ocean to the depth of 4,261 meters. Diving position: 0 grades 0 minutes 97 centiseconds north latitude, 0 grades 0 minutes 18 centiseconds east longitude.

Thursday, August 02, 2007

The Mir-2 reached the bottom of the Arctic Ocean

At 12.53 p.m. (Moscow time), the Mir-2 reached the ocean bed at a depth of 4,302 meters. “The course is slow, the bottom is muddy, because of rising sludge the water is turbid, visibility is low”, said pilot Evgeny Cherniaev.

Thursday, August 02, 2007

The MIR-1 crew has successfully completed its mission

The mankind has first in history set the Russian flag at the North Pole on the floor of the Arctic ocean. On August 2nd, at 6.10 pm the deep water manned vehicle Mir-1 was hoisted in the Akademik Fedorov ice-breaker after its diving at 9 am.

Thursday, August 02, 2007

President of the Russian Federation on the successful completion of the dive at the North Pole

All the expedition members shouted “Hurrah!” to conquerors of the North Pole, Artur Chilingarov, Vladimir Gruzdev and Anatoly Sagalevich, meeting the crew of the Mir-1– the true heroes, the Russians, the first people on Earth who travelled to the Arctic Ocean bed at the North Pole.

Thursday, August 02, 2007

MVK ranks among the first at the North Pole!

A representative of MVK: photographer Alexey Nagaev, pilots of the helicopter, and ice explorers were the first of the Arctika-2007 expedition who stepped onto the Earth. On the sparkling snow at the pole, our photographer outlined the company’s name.

Wednesday, August 01, 2007

Arktika-2007 and MVK have reached the North Pole!

Today the MVK delegation has once again visited the North Pole. Fleet of the High-latitude Deep water Arctic expedition consisting of the scientific-expedition vessel “Akademik Fedorov” and the atomic ship “Rossiya” reached the 90º Nord point at 8.52 msc.

Wednesday, August 01, 2007