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Russia focuses on state of permafrost and research at Vostok station

Date: March 22, 2023 Time: 13:20:05

Photo from the press service of the Clean Country forum

On March 1, the international forum-exposition “Clean Country” began in Skolkovo, which was attended by industry experts, businessmen and officials. The site annually gathers up to five thousand participants from Russia and other countries. The program includes sessions dedicated to the development of the national project “Ecology”.


A new area of ​​vocational training “Reserved Work” may appear in Russian universities.

“We have the approval of the order of the Ministry of Labor of the Russian Federation for the basic professional standard for specialists in the reservation business this year,” said Dmitry Tetenkin, Deputy Minister of Natural Resources and Ecology of the Russian Federation. – In addition, educational standards are being developed for a new area of ​​​​higher education training “Reserved Matters”. We are cooperating on this issue with the largest universities in the country – these are the Peoples’ Friendship University of Russia, MGIMO and the Higher School of Economics.”

The representative of the Ministry of Ecology assured that the training of professional personnel in the field of ecology is an important direction of the ministry, and in 2023 eco-clubs will be opened in 30 universities, which in addition to educational activities will contribute to the employment of specialists. In addition, experts are needed, including in the municipal solid waste management system. In the coming years, 1,240 new sorting and recycling facilities will be inaugurated in the country, which will require professional personnel. In particular, the Vice Minister highlighted that the Federal Environmental Operator is building seven technological eco-parks for the management of hazardous waste, two of which will be inaugurated this year.


Russian scientists will continue to study and predict major climate changes on the planet, one of the projects will be a monitoring system for permafrost.

“By the end of 2025, a system will be created consisting of 140 permafrost monitoring stations, which will monitor continuous temperature changes over various horizons online. As a result, we will understand what is happening to the permafrost and predict the consequences,” explained Dmitry Tetenkin.

Another project to study global climate change is being created in Antarctica. A new wintering complex is already being built at the Russian Vostok station. During the season, 35 scientists will be able to live and work there, who will have the opportunity to reconstruct the climate and the gaseous composition of the atmosphere during the last million and a half years, as well as obtain new data on greenhouse gases in global climate change. .


Of course, at the environmental forum, a lot of attention was paid to the processing of waste of hazard classes I and II, as well as to cleaning the air.

“Three key things I wanted to pay attention to. The first is the training of personnel, the revision of existing programs, – explained Alexander Mazhuga, first deputy chairman of the State Duma Committee for Science and Higher Education. – The second is science-related topics. Everything related to air purification and treatment of hazardous class I and II waste. And the third is to focus on the instruments of interaction between education, science and economy”.

Speaking about the professional training of personnel in the field of ecology, the deputy drew attention to the fact that, despite the annual training of more than 18 thousand specialists in the areas of nature management and industrial ecology, companies do not take advantage of opportunities for specific objectives. training.

“Virtually nobody uses this tool in the field of industrial ecology. We do not fully understand why there are no requests from employers for such specialists, when we often hear that we do not have enough specialists,” said the deputy.

For her part, Elena Vishnyakova, deputy general director of the EcoLine Group of Companies, pointed out the shortage of personnel among regional operators, especially engineers specialized in waste processing. According to her, companies are forced to prepare them on their own. Regional operators are also experiencing shortages of mechanics, welders, fitters and other specialists to work with the equipment.

Puck Henry
Puck Henry
Puck Henry is an editor for ePrimefeed covering all types of news.

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