photo: from open sources
On November 30, Professor Kenji Yoshikawa of the University of Alaska Fairbanks (USA) conducted a lecture-seminar at North-Eastern Federal University on the participation of local communities in the study of permafrost integration. Within the frameworks of the International Interdisciplinary Seminar "Cold Lands", he presented the joint work "Permafrost in Our Time".
According to the authors, the archive of information on permafrost collected in all regions of Yakutia and Russia is consolidated into one general guide and published by NEFU Publishing House with the support of the Ministry of Education and Science of the Russian Federation. Joint work is being carried out with NEFU University Department of Northern Studies since 2012 and continues to the present moment.
"We have collected the results of our work over the years", said Professor Kenji Yoshikawa. - I want to note that we have very long and great cooperation with scientists of the university: we traveled almost the whole Yakutia, regions of Russia, like Kamchatka and Sakhalin. Despite many difficulties, thanks to close consolidation, we have achieved such results, which we may present now", he said.
The idea of the book is to show all the information, photos about the work carried out on the study of permafrost temperature, its seasonal freezing and thawing in various countries of the circumpolar world for long-term and large-scale research. We hope that our descendants will open it in 100-200 years and will know about those permafrost conditions in which we lived, the authors said.
The scientist noted that the university greatly assists both in the scientific sphere and in the organization of interaction with the local population. "I think that I could not do all the work without NEFU support in all areas. Therefore, we can say that our collection is published jointly", Kenji Yoshikawa said.