POMOR students successfully completed their field practice in Barentsburg, Spitsbergen

Eight POMOR students spent their field practice at the Russian Research Centre in Barentsburg, Spitsbergen, run by the Arctic and Antarctic Research Institute (AARI). For two weeks they carried out hydrological, oceanographical and chemical measurements, attended lectures and seminars given by scientists from AARI and Saint Petersburg State University and simply experienced life in a high latitude region including a meeting with a polar bear and just playing soccer.

Furthermore, they met Dr. Anna Nikulina who graduated from POMOR in 2004 and is now working at the AARI spending the past six months in Barentsburg as a member of an AARI expedition, and Ivan Ryzhov, POMOR graduate 2009 and researcher from AARI.

Read more about this on the webpage of SPbU

Photos by Anna Nikulina