TOMSK, Dec 5 – RIA Tomsk. Director of the BioClimLand Centre of Excellence of Tomsk State University (TSU) Sergey Kirpotin became the winner of the Arctic Awards 2018,
established by the Arctic World Club and Association of polar explorers, the
press service of the university reports on Wednesday; the scientist was noted
for research on climate change in the Arctic.
According to the press service of TSU, the Arctic
Awards is traditionally presented to eminent public figures, representatives of
culture, business, and sports for contributing to the development of the Arctic
region. In 2018, the awards were presented in nine nominations, 2500 projects
passed the examination, implemented in 120 countries.
Kirpotin was noted in the nomination
"Achievements in development and mastering of Arctic and Antarctic"
as the only Russian participant of the international project T-MOSAiC, which
organizes ground-based researches in the Arctic region.
"I don’t consider this award as personal. I work in a
team, there are a lot of people behind me, and this is very important. You
know, there is such a saying "One cannot conquer alone", in the Arctic one is
not only not a warrior, he is simply not a goner. T-MOSAiC brings together
like-minded people, people in love with science and the Arctic, and I am glad
that this project has received such high recognition", - Kirpotin is
quoted in the message.
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It is explained that the T-MOSAiC project was based on
the megaprofile approach developed by the staff of the BioClimLand Center. More
than 10 years ago, they set about creating a network of research stations that
stretch from north to south and are used for year-round observations and
experiments. Now the duration of the megaprofile - is more than 2500 kilometers
from Mongolia to the deep Arctic. Sampling at the stations is carried out using
uniform protocols, which allows to monitor continuously environmental changes
by various parameters and obtain comparable world-class data.
"The project is truly innovative and international.
For the world economy, for studying the Arctic, what these guys from Tomsk
University did - it is invaluable", - said the president of the Arctic World
Club Sergey Egorov.