Sino-Rus­sian ex­pe­di­tion pro­vides Arc­tic data

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A re­cently con­cluded China-Rus­sia joint Arc­tic ex­pe­di­tion has yielded a more com­pre­hen­sive and sys­tem­atic un­der­stand­ing of the Arc­tic Ocean that will pro­vide sci­en­tific sup­port for the de­vel­op­ment of a Po­lar Silk Road, sci­en­tists from the two coun­tries said on Oct 30. Eleven Chi­nese re­searchers and 19 Rus­sian coun­ter­parts in the se­cond joint Sino-Rus­sian Arc­tic ex­pe­di­tion, which started in Rus­sia’s eastern port of Vladi­vos­tok on Sept 6. Af­ter over­com­ing ex­treme weather and trav­el­ing 12,000 kilo­me­ters, they re­turned to the port of PetropavlovskKam­chatsky on Oct 21. The 46-day ex­pe­di­tion was jointly or­ga­nized by the Pi­lot Na­tional Lab­o­ra­tory for Ma­rine Sci­ence and Tech­nol­ogy, based in Qing­dao, Shan­dong prov­ince, and the Rus­sian Academy of Sciences Pa­cific Oceanolog­i­cal In­sti­tute.

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