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ON THE INTERNATIONAL CONSORTIUM CRENAME TECHNOLOGIES FOR CLEANING OF BOTTOM SEDIMENTS FROM OIL WAS A THEME OF SPEECH. MMBI'S TASK WAS TO ADAPT THE CONTINENTAL WATER PURIFICATION CLEANING METHOD DEVELOPED BY TSU BIOLOGISTS FOR MARINE ARCTIC ECOSYSTEMS

03.12.2018

On November 28-30, 2018, a meeting of the International Consortium of researchers and experts in the field of oil pollution of the northern and Arctic sea's ecosystems (Consortium of Researchers & Experts in North and Arctic Marine Ecosystems Oil Contamination, CRENAME) organizing committee was held at Tomsk State University. The organizing committee of the Consortium includes representatives of University of Aberdeen (Tina Saliman Hanter, Chairman of the Consortium, Great Britain), Murmansk Marine Biological Institute, Biological Institute of Tomsk State University, and Northern (Arctic) Federal University named after M.V. Lomonosov. Dr.Sc. Mikhail Makarov took part in the event from MMBI.
Problems that scientists and industrialists lack an effective tool for assessing and cleaning bottom sediments, despite the fact that active hydrocarbon production on the shelf of the Arctic seas has been going on for half a century, methods for responding to oil spills and methods for cleaning surface waters have been developed were prerequisites for the creation of the Consortium. Oil is collected only from the surface of the water after leaks of raw materials that occur as a result of tanker accidents and emergency situations on oil platforms. At the same time, a significant amount of hydrocarbons - up to 60% - accumulates at the bottom and poisons the ecosystem. The task of the Scientific Association is the development of effective tools for surveying and cleaning sediments of the Arctic seas from oil pollution in order to restore northern and arctic ecosystems.
At the working meeting, participants discussed the roadmap of the project to create the first technology for mapping and rehabilitating bottom sediments of seas polluted with oil. The new technology will be based on a method created by TSU biologists for cleaning continental water bodies, it will be adapted for the Arctic. Before that, scientists will conduct a series of studies that will help to obtain data on distribution features of oil in the Arctic seas. In the future, these developments can be used to eliminate the consequences of abnormal situations in the Arctic. For express diagnostics of polluted areas of the sea, it is planned to adapt the automated Aeroschup complex, created earlier by Tomsk scientists and already tested on water bodies in the Khanty-Mansiysk Autonomous Okrug, the Komi Republic, Tomsk and Kemerovo regions. In addition, the consortium intends to develop standards and legal frameworks that will help regulate issues related to the cleaning of sediments of the Arctic seas.

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