Our mission is to promote knowledge of permafrost for students living on the territory of permafrost in hope to captivate and inspire a new generation of researchers to continue permafrost studies. “The principle of our work is openness. We, as scientists-empiricists, should speak out about research results to the people, because the permafrost is closely connected with the life in the North - such as construction, agriculture”.
The main point of the project is to establish
monitoring sites for observing of air temperatures and permafrost.
Currently, 200 monitoring sites were established in schools in Alaska,
some in Canada, Greenland, Scandinavia, Mongolia, China, and Japan.
results will be ready in a year, after a long monitoring of installed
devices. Scientists of Yakutia - members of NEFU Department of Northern
Studies, Permafrost Institute, Siberian Branch of Russian Academy of
Sciences - will do further monitoring.
During the expedition,
Professor recorded his notes in his blogs and on the official site of
the project. To read more about the researchers’ work, please visit
Ten regions of Yakutia become fields for scientific observations of air temperature and permafrost
Wed, Feb 26, 2014
Twenty devices for measuring the state of permafrost were installed in ten districts of Yakutia. Recently, a group of researchers led by Kenji Yoshikawa, a scientist from Japan, came from expedition by route Khandyga-Tomtor Ust-Nera-Zyrianka within the frameworks of the project “Cryopedometer in Schools”.