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“Within the framework of the national project Science and Universities, two research vessels will be built in the Far East by 2024. They are intended for various oceanological studies anywhere in the World Ocean. Thanks to their design solutions, they can also be operated in Arctic conditions. Ships of the latest generation, specially designed for scientific activities, will take the marine expeditionary work of scientists to a new level and create opportunities for scientific breakthroughs. In the Year of Science and Technology announced by the President, voting will start to choose names for them. The organizer of the project is the Ministry of Education and Science of Russia, it is proposed to choose a name from the list of outstanding sea explorers who have made a significant contribution to world science, ”said Dmitry Chernyshenko, Deputy Prime Minister, Co-Chair of the Organizing Committee of the Year of Science and Technology.

The short list with the names of outstanding researchers was formed from the proposals of universities and research institutes participating in expeditions on scientific vessels, said the Minister of Science and Higher Education Valery Falkov.

“The residents of Russia have the opportunity to take part in the voting and decide which outstanding researchers will be named by the new NIS. The short list that we have formed contains the names of unique people, each of whom has made a significant contribution to world science. This is one of the founders of marine geology in Russia Alexander Lisitsyn, the author of the fundamental theorem of the mechanics of wind waves Vasily Shuleikin, one of the most famous oceanologists of the Soviet Union and Russia Leonid Brekhovskikh, an outstanding specialist in the field of hydrophysics, hydroacoustics and oceanology Viktor Ilyichev, the author of fundamental works on theory of climate, numerical modeling of the atmosphere and ocean Andrey Monin, Soviet statesman, hydrobiologist and polar explorer Pyotr Shirshov, developer of a coherent scientific concept about the hydrological structures of the World Ocean Alexei Dobrovolsky. Anyone can vote on the website of the Ministry of Education and Science of Russia. We will name new scientific vessels by the names of the two researchers who received the maximum number of votes, ”Valery Falkov emphasized.

Voting for the choice of names for two new research vessels under construction (NIS) is held on the website of the Ministry of Education and Science of Russia https: //

The list of scientists’ names is formed from the proposals of universities and research institutes participating in expeditionary research on the NIS.

List of research scientists:

● Lisitsyn Alexander Petrovich (1923–2020)

● Shuleikin Vasily Vladimirovich (1895-1979)

● Monin Andrey Sergeevich (1921-2007)

● Shirshov Pyotr Petrovich (1905-1953)

● Dobrovolsky Alexey Dmitrievich (1907-1990)

● Ilyichev Viktor Ivanovich (1932-1994)

● Brekhovskikh Leonid Maksimovich (1917-2005)

Anyone can take part in the survey.

The advanced equipment of research vessels laboratories (NIS) will allow performing outboard work regardless of weather conditions. This includes hydrophysical, biological, chemical, meteorological, geological, geophysical and other types of research. With the help of equipment installed directly on the NIS, scientists will be able to take samples of bottom sediments at the greatest depths.

The deadline for the delivery of ships is 2024. The design documentation was developed by the Lazurit Central Design Bureau, and the construction is being carried out by the Zvezda shipyard in the Far East. In total, 28.4 billion rubles were allocated for new NIS.

Currently, by organizations subordinate to the Ministry of Education and Science of Russia, marine expeditionary operations in the Atlantic Ocean, the Baltic Sea and the seas of the western and central Arctic are carried out on the R / V Akademik Mstislav Keldysh, Akademik Sergei Vavilov, Akademik Ioffe, Akademik Boris Petrov, “Academician Nikolai Strakhov”, “Dalnie Zelentsy”. “Akademik Oparin” and “Akademik Lavrentyev” operate in the Far Eastern seas and the eastern Arctic. The research vessel “Professor Vodyanitsky” is successfully conducting research in the Black and Azov Seas.

Since the beginning of 2021, 10 expeditions have been carried out on ships of an unlimited navigation area, four expeditions are preparing to set off on a voyage in the near future.

All expeditions are aimed at solving problems related to the implementation of the provisions of the Maritime Doctrine of the Russian Federation, the Strategy for the Development of Maritime Activities of the Russian Federation until 2030, the Strategy for the Development of the Arctic Zone of the Russian Federation and Ensuring National Security for the Period until 2035.

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