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According to the results of the voting of the Ministry of Education and Science of Russia, the new vessels will be named after the outstanding Russian scientists Viktor Ilyichev and Alexander Lisitsyn. The vessels will be built as part of the Science and Universities national project by 2024.

The voting on the choice of names for the new research vessels has ended, in which about 30 thousand people took part. Most of them voted for the name of Viktor Ilyichev, who headed the Pacific Oceanological Institute of the Far Eastern Scientific Center of the USSR Academy of Sciences. The second ship will be named after Alexander Lisitsyn, one of the founders of Russian paleooceanology.

“The names for the courts were chosen by popular vote on the official portal of the Ministry of Education and Science of Russia. According to the results, the leader is the Russian scientist who made a significant contribution to the development of oceanology, hydrophysics and hydroacoustics, Viktor Ilyichev. 18 thousand people voted for him. The second place was taken by Alexander Lisitsyn, one of the founders of marine geology in Russia, his name gained 10.5 thousand votes, ”said Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Chernyshenko.

Voting took place from July 20 to August 20. The names of seven prominent scientists were presented to choose from.

“The short list was made by universities and scientific institutes participating in expeditions on scientific vessels. And the final choice could be made by everyone who is not indifferent to Russian science. There are a lot of such people: about 30 thousand people took part in the voting. I am sure that modern ocean explorers will be proud to make expeditions on ships named after great Russian scientists, ”stressed Valery Falkov, Minister of Science and Higher Education.

In addition to the winners, the voting list included an oceanologist, an expert in hydrodynamics, mathematics and geophysics Andrei Monin (more than 5.6 thousand votes), a geophysicist, an expert in marine physics Vasily Shuleikin (5.4 thousand votes), a Soviet oceanographer and polar explorer Alexey Dobrovolsky (2.8 thousand votes), hydrobiologist and polar researcher Pyotr Shirshov (2.2 thousand votes) and a major researcher of physical processes in the World Ocean and problems associated with the propagation of acoustic energy in the marine environment, Leonid Brekhovskikh (1, 5 thousand votes).

Two research vessels (NIS), being built within the framework of the Science and Universities national project, are intended for oceanological research anywhere in the World Ocean. The advanced equipment of the laboratories will make it possible to carry out hydrophysical, biological, chemical, meteorological, geological, geophysical and other types of research regardless of weather conditions. With the equipment installed directly on the NIS, scientists will be able to take samples at the greatest depths.

The design documentation for the new vessels 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 have been allocated for the new NIS, they will be built by 2024.

Today, scientists and students of organizations subordinate to the Ministry of Education and Science go on scientific expeditions to the Atlantic Ocean, the Baltic Sea and the seas of the western and central Arctic on the R / V Akademik Mstislav Keldysh, Akademik Sergei Vavilov, Akademik Ioffe, Akademik Boris Petrov, Akademik Nikolay Strakhov “,” Dalnie Zelentsy “. “Akademik Oparin” and “Akademik Lavrentyev” operate in the Far Eastern seas and the eastern Arctic. In the Black and Azov Seas, research is being carried out on the R / V “Professor Vodyanitsky”. All expeditions are aimed at obtaining new knowledge and 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.

Voting to select the names of NIS was held on the website of the Ministry of Education and Science as part of the plan for the main events of the Year of Science and Technology. Anyone could take part in the voting.

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