International Research Expedition “Beringia-2005”

International Research Expedition “Beringia-2005” International Research Expedition “Beringia-2005”

This complex expedition was carried out in July-August, 2005, in three areas simultaneously: Chukotka, Kamchatka and Alaska. The expedition used helicopters, aircrafts, land transport and icebreakers: i/b Oden (Sweden) and R/V Akademik Fedorov (Russia). More than 130 scientists from 9 countries (Russia (25 scientists), Sweden, Denmark, Norway, Finland, Iceland, Spain, U.K., RSA and USA) took part in the expedition:

Wide range of research programs included studies in the following spheres: botanical diversity in the Arctic environment, birds migration routes, birds species diversity in polar areas, study of tectonic evolution of the Arctic Ocean and its role in the climate system, surficial paleoecology of Beringia, etc.

The successful preparative logistic work in the Russian territory was largely the merit of the our staff. The work was started two years before the beginning of the Beringia expedition and included visits to Chukotka and Kamchatka, applying for and receipt of the required permissions, concluding contracts for accommodation and transportation services, concluding agreements with research institutions of the Russian Academy of Sciences in Moscow, Petropavlovsk-Kamchatskyi and Anadyr. Our staff members took part in the expedition work at Chukotka and Kamchatka and arranged everything necessary for purchase of expedition supplies and equipment and its delivery to the work sites, hotel accommodation, air tickets and visa support for foreign scientists.

The overall budget of expedition exceeded USD 1.000.000, and all scheduled operations were fulfilled in due time and in full.