The Ninth Scientific Expedition to the North Pole Successfully Ended

Editor:admin Author:Yang Y Date:2018-09-27 Hits:1808

      On September 26, China's expedition team for the ninth scientific expedition to the North Pole returned with honor. Nine members from SIO successfully completed the mission and returned.
      Setting out on July 20, the ninth scientific expedition to the North Pole lasted for 69 days, with a total voyage of more than 12,500 nautical miles and up to 84.8N northernmost. The expedition team carried out multi-disciplinary comprehensive investigations in the Bering Sea, Chukotskoye More, Canadian Basin and the central Arctic Ocean, and accumulated valuable basic environmental data. Considering operational monitoring and scientific research projects, the comprehensive survey of marine chemistry and bio-ecology at about 80 stations was carried out during the scientific expedition. The number of ice stations, ICE-based buoys and the layout of anchorage observation platforms all reached the highest level among the scientific expeditions to the North Pole. Multi-beam full coverage survey was carried out in the north wind abyssal plain of Chukotskoye More, which provided detailed basic data for the study of the geological evolution process of Chukotskoye More.
      A total of 9 members from SIO participated in the scientific expedition, covering geophysics, physical oceanography and marine chemistry, and they have achieved fruitful results. In addition, Bassem Jelali and Nicola-Elionor Sabata, scholars of University of Paris VI, who participated in the international cooperation with SIO, successfully completed the scientific expedition.
     The expedition, in conjunction with international large-scale polar investigation and research projects such as the International Drifting Ice Station Project, will make positive contribution to the promotion of Arctic scientific research, the enhancement of the ability to predict the Arctic climate and sea ice, and the promotion of environmental protection and resource utilization in the polar region.