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Chinese scientists are exploring the Arctic
Chinese scientists will set off on July 11 for the sixth expedition to the Arctic aboard the Xuelong research vessel, Xinhua news agency reported.
Research will be carried out during the 76 days of the Bering Sea, Bering Strait, Chukchi Sea, Chukchi Rise and Canadian Basin areas. Total vessel plans to go 11 057 nautical miles.
The head of the Polar Expedition Office of the State Oceanic Administration of China and the expedition leader Qu Tangzhou said that the forthcoming polar expedition set a goal to study the hydrological processes and meteorological phenomena of the North Pole, as well as the geological structure of the sea, geophysics, marine biology and ecology, sea chemistry.
The expedition will include 128 people, including 6 scientists from the United States, Russia, France and Germany and one Taiwanese scientist.