To repair the Ukrainian station in Antarctica has allocated 15 million UAH

На ремонт украинской станции в Антарктике выделили 15 млн гривен

Station Akademik Vernadsky in Antarctica

To Antarctica will leave just two Ukrainian expedition. One of them will be on station for a year. It included 12 men – seven academic and five technical staff.

This year for the first time in a long time period allocated about 15 million UAH for the overhaul of the only Ukrainian Antarctic station Akademik Vernadsky.

About it reports a press-service of the Ministry of education and science of Ukraine on Wednesday, March 21.

While the wires 23 Ukrainian Antarctic expedition was announced that these funds will be used to improve living conditions at the station and conduct research.

The Minister of education and science, Liliya Hrynevych said that now the whole Ukrainian Antarctic programme worth 72 million.

“For the first time in many years here includes funds for overhaul at the station. In addition, due to the holding of open tender procedures of the National Antarctic scientific center this year managed to save about 10 million that we want to invest in the development and improvement research,” – said the Minister.

On Thursday, March 22, to Antarctica will leave just two Ukrainian expedition. The first – which will be at the station for a year. It included 12 men – seven academic and five technical staff.

The second expedition – season, which included 12 scientists. They will work during a shift change of the 22nd and 23rd of the expedition for nearly three weeks. Scientists, in particular, to take samples for research.

It is also reported that the strategic goals of Ukraine is the spread of activities except Antarctica, also on the Arctic and the revival of the scientific fleet. But the immediate task is to ensure normal Internet connection at the station Akademik Vernadsky.

Recall that in 2017, the budget on 22 Antarctic expedition was about 40 million. Then at the station Akademik Vernadsky headed the team of 12. They had been in the Antarctic for a year.

Recall that the Ukrainian and British explorers the only one who deals with the study of the ozone holes over the last 20 years. The average annual temperature in Antarctica is minus 57 degrees Celsius.

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