Postal History Gallery of Related Events
International Olympic Ecological
joint expedition included Norway, the United States, Japan
and Russia working in the Kara Sea.
Joint Russian - United States -
Canadian Polar Study Voyage
from the participating countries met in the polar seas, including
the USS POLAR SEA, the Canadian Coast Guard icebreaker
LOUIS S. ST. LAURENT and the Russian icebreaker
YAMAL, to share information on navigation and sailing
skills in the high latitudes. The YAMAL was additionally
on a tourist cruise to the North Pole with passengers, including
a group of gifted children.
North Pole Cruise
Pole tourist cruises continued in 1994 with the icebreaker YAMAL
reaching the North Pole on July 21. The route choice was assisted
by aerial ice pilots carried on board to check the route from
helicopters as they proceeded.
Third International Ecological Expedition
|A joint ecological
study expedition sailed from Murmansk on the R/V VICTOR
BUJNITSKI to work in the Barents and Kara Seas during
August and September 1994. Shortage of funding for scientific
work was overcome by combining the resources of Russia and Norway.
Ecological Expedition worked from the M/V AKADEMIC FEDEROVA.
Sponsored by the Russian and Swedish Academies of Science, the
studies focused on Kolskiy Peninsula and in the Northwest Passage.
and Tiksi Islands were servicing points.
Surface Heat Budget of the Arctic
ice station SHEBA was established in the Arctic
Ocean off northern Alaska in late 1997 close to the oil drilling
area of Prudhoe Bay which is a support site for SHEBA.
The program included locking the Canadian icebreaker NGCC
DES GROSELLILERS in the ice as a semi-permanent base
for researchers to work here for as long as a year.
pieces courtesy of George Hall)