The decree on financing the development and launch of a digital ecosystem, which is designed to improve the safety of navigation in northern latitudes, was signed by the Chairman of the Government of the Russian Federation Mikhail Mishustin.
"Ice Navigator" is a complex of hardware and software that will provide crews of ships, planes and helicopters with up-to-date data on the weather and ice conditions in the Russian Arctic.
According to the Sever Press news agency, navigators will be placed on the sides of icebreakers and northern aviation. The received data will be sent to the unified platform of digital services of the Northern Sea Route.
A total of 3.8 billion rubles will be allocated for the development of this infrastructure in 2023-24. It is planned that the Arctic project will be launched in 2025.
The second section, on Alaska’s Arctic energy systems, discusses the way energy is used in Alaska, including potential for modernization and integration of renewables. The third section discusses the need for infrastructure that is resilient to climate change, which is happening faster in Alaska and the Arctic than in almost every other place in the world. That section mentions the disastrous impacts in Alaska last fall of Typhoon Merbok as one recent event that shows the need for climate-adapted infrastructure.