280 scientists took part in the expeditions of Norilsk Nickel and the Siberian Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences
(TASS) - Joint expeditions of the Siberian Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences (SB RAS) and Norilsk Nickel have attracted 280 scientists from 20 scientific institutes in 4 years. This was stated by Andrey Grachev, Vice President for Federal and Regional Programs of Norilsk Nickel, at the round table "Big Scientific Expedition".
"In total, six scientific expeditions have been conducted over the past four years. In total, 280 scientists and researchers from 20 scientific institutions of Siberia took part in all these studies. <...> Current conditions force businesses to restructure their strategies, and the state to reformat the practice of environmental protection measures. But the basic values - national goals - remain unchanged: the course towards the ecological modernization of industry and the consistent reduction of the negative impact on the environment," Grachev said.
According to him, the research was conducted in three directions: determining the natural balance in the territory of the company's activities, developing the most optimal methods for cleaning soil, water and air, as well as creating rules of conduct for enterprises in the Arctic. Agreements were also signed with Rosrybolovstvo for the release of fish fry and with the Ministry of Natural Resources of Russia for the conservation of biodiversity and the development of ecological tourism within the framework of the national project "Ecology".
"The company is also financing a project to preserve the falcon family gyrfalcon and to restore the polar bear population, the White Bear Census, and the census is conducted using drones," Grachev added.
Norilsk Nickel will continue to conduct scientific research
Stanislav Seleznev, Vice President for Ecology and Industrial Safety at Norilsk Nickel, speaking at the presentation of the results of the Big scientific expedition, said that the company plans to continue to participate in fundamental scientific research