MOSCOW, July 17 (RIA Novosti) - The Russian Marine Innovations company, in collaboration with the Russian Emergencies Ministry, has built a unique underwater station to analyze seismic activity in the Arctic, a Marine Innovations representative told RIA Novosti on Thursday.
“The underwater station [Arktika-Strazh-DSS] has extended the range of registered frequencies and electrochemical seismic sensors,” the company representative explained.
This development is important, as nuclear power plants, nuclear ships, chemically dangerous objects and major communication centers are all located in Russia’s Arctic territory.
According to the Emergencies Ministry, on average about 100 potentially dangerous incidents occur in Russia’s Arctic territory every year.
The ministry said the total value of mineral resource deposits in Russia’s Arctic territory is estimated at 30 trillion dollars. Russia regards the development of its Arctic regions as a top priority.
The discovery of large hydrocarbon deposits in the Arctic has sparked international competition. The region, which is rich in natural resources, has been the subject of the territorial disputes between the five Arctic Ocean coastal states: Russia, Canada, Denmark, Norway and the United States.