About This Course
To Russia, Norway and the entire international community, the High North represents an area of strategic importance. The Arctic is a source of business opportunities. In the context of the changing climate, to the foreground of the Arctic development comes cooperation.
It is important to be able to track trajectories and forecast the behavior of ice in order to ensure the safety of navigation in the Arctic Seas. Alongside with ships, here operate fixed oil and gas producing platforms, that too must be protected from possible collision with ice.
Dedicated to the study of sea-ice and, particularly, its formation, dynamics, drift and impact ice occurrences may have on economic operations in the Arctic, the course ICE OPERATIONS IN THE ARCTIC SEAS has particular relevance. The findings it presents can be conducive to lower environmental impact.
The course builds on the results of the Kolarctic-funded project Ice Operations https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o7c7mj4GLBY&feature=emb_imp_woyt and covers the following topics:
Module 1. BARENTS SEA. GENERAL INFORMATION
1. Physical and Geographical Descriptions of the Barents Sea. The Barents Water Area: Ecological and Geographical Studies
2. The Barents Sea Ice Formation: Characteristics.
Module 2. BARENTS SEA ICE FORMATION: RESEARCH METHODS
3. The Barents Sea Ice Formation: Research Methods
Module 3. ENVIRONMENTAL SAFETY OF MARINE ECONOMY AND BARENTS ICE CONDITIONS
4. Ice Conditions as a Risk Factor to Marine Economy
5. The Effect of Ice Conditions on Shipping and Offshore Mining
Comprising video lectures, prepared by experts and partners of NArFU, as well as practicals and course materials, the course ends with a final test.
We hope you will find our course useful and helpful in your future career.
Roman Aleshko, Professor of the Department of Information Systems and Technologies, Northern (Arctic) Federal University named after M.V. Lomonosov, Higher School of Information Technologies and Automated Systems.
Research fields: Remote Sensing, Satellite Monitoring, Automated Methods, Natural Resources, Image Processing, Unmanned Aerial Vehicles.
Ramil Guliev, Deputy for International Cooperation Northern (Arctic) Federal University named after M.V. Lomonosov Higher School of Energy, Oil and Gas, Lecturer at Wells Drilling, Oil and Gas Fields Development department, Northern (Arctic) Federal University named after M.V. Lomonosov.
Research fields: Reservoir and Production Engineering, Reservoir Simulation, Machine Learning and Deep Learning application in Petroleum Sciences and Engineering, Risk Assessment, Data Assimilation, Reservoir Characterization
Professional memberships: Member of the Society of Petroleum Engineers, Member of the European Association of Geoscientists and Engineer.
Lyudmila Drachkova, PhD, Head of Geography and Hydrometeorology Dpt., Higher School of Narural Sciences and Technologies, Northern (Arctic) Federal University named after M.V. Lomonosov.
Research fields: Environmental safety in the Arctic region, Climate change: problems and risks, Assessment of anthropogenically induced pollution levels on the Arctic archipelagoes (the Soviet period and the modern stage), Tourism development in the Russian North and preservation of the natural environment
Aleksei Kangash, Engineer of the department of industrial power engineering, Northern (Arctic) federal university named after M.V. Lomonosov.
Research fields: Renewable Energy Sources, Wind Energy, Numerical Simulation, Computational Fluid Dynamics, Blade Aerodynamics, Blade Ice Accretion
Dmitry Kovalev, leading engineer, Northern (Arctic) Federal University named after M.V. Lomonosov, Higher School of Information Technologies and Automated Systems
Re- ten-year track record in SAR imagery processing and interpretation as lead engineer with background in geophysics and advanced competency in satellite imagery processing;
- lecturer and major contributor to Arctic-related field studies and research work who has been on nine Arctic Floating University voyages and international expeditions (since 2013);
- unique expertise in analyzing a wide range of satellite data and mathematical modeling of the physical processes occurring in the Earth’s atmosphere; advanced scientific and technical data analyst; proficient lecturer;
- author of 10+ scientific publications and holder of a patent for invention in the field of ionosphere studies in the Arctic.
Prof. Dr. Pavel Maryandyshev, Professor, First Vice-Rector for Strategy and Research, Northern (Arctic) Federal University named after M.V. Lomonosov.
Research fields: energy and resource saving, thermal analysis of solid fuels, renewable energy sources, use of gas in heat-generating equipment. tic.
Aniket Patil is working as a researcher at SINTEF Narvik since 2010. He is also a PhD student at the Luleå University of Technology, Luleå.
Research fields: energy and resource saving, thermal analysis of solid fuels, renewable energy sources, use of gas in heat-generating equipment. tic.His research focus is the constitutive modelling of sea ice rubble. Prior to moving to Narvik, he was working at Robert Bosch, Belgium, as a project engineer. He has completed his master’s degree in mechanical engineering from Jönköping University, Sweden.
His expertise includes Finite Element Analysis, Structural Engineering and Mathematical Modelling. He has over 10 years of experience in CAE software such as ABAQUS, LS-Dyna and ANSYS.
Sergey Ryabchenko, Head of Research Deaprtment, Prof. Higher School of Natural Sciences and Technologies, Northern (Arctic) Federal University named after M.V. Lomonosov.
Research fields: Numerical modeling of computer systems
Alexander Saburov, Director, Institute for strategic development of the Arctic, Northern (Arctic) Federal University named after M.V. Lomonosov, Leader of the Arctic Floating University expeditions, Associate professor, Northern (Arctic) Federal University named after M.V. Lomonosov.
Research fields: • History of science policy and research in the Arctic regions, Strategical development of Russian Arctic, Development of education and science in the Arctic regions
Professional memberships: Executive secretary of the National Arctic Research and Educational Consortium, expert at Russian International Affairs Council
Sergey Smirnov, Director of Association of Oil and Gas Suppliers “SOZVEZDYE”, Director of Association “Shipbuilding Cluster of Arkhangelsk Region”.
Professional fields: analysis of extractive industries in Russian Arctic and Arctic cargo shipping; involving of regional and local enterprises’ in Arctic oil and gas projects.
Professional memberships: Member of the Arkhangelsk Region Governor’s Commision for Development of Business Competition and Investment Policy; Member of interregional expert council “Sustainable Development of the Arctic Zone of the Russian Federation”.