The previous WWF-Canon expedition in 2013, to the Taimyr Peninsula in the Laptev Sea
, near Siberia, Russia, aimed to determine if there are genetically-distinct Laptev populations of walrus, or whether the animals there are related to one or more of the adjacent populations.
Seismic surveys in the Kara Sea and Laptev Sea
in the same period gave the region's reserves estimates of 100b toe, or about 20-25% of current world reserves.
Along the coast is a wide continental shelf, running eastward from the Barents Sea in the west to the Kara Sea, the Laptev Sea
, the East Siberian Sea, and the Chukchi Sea.
This submarine mountain range, named after 18th century Russian explorer and artist Mikhail Lomonosov, stretches from the Laptev Sea
off the Siberian coast across the North Pole to somewhere around the Canadian Ellesmere Island and the Peary Land peninsula of Greenland.
Commonly referred to as the Greenland whale, bowhead whales in the eastern North Atlantic have been observed in the waters north of Iceland and as far east as the Laptev Sea
Millions of ice floes are carried by the Transpolar Drift, a sea-ice conveyer that runs across the arctic basin from the Laptev Sea
to the Fram Strait.
Our expedition of June through August 1991 took us across the whole vertical expanse of Siberia, from the mountains rimming Lake Baikal in the south to the river's mouth, where the Lena empties into the Laptev Sea
of the Arctic Ocean above the 72nd parallel.
The license blocks include Severo-Vrangelevsky-1, Severo-Vrangelevsky-2 and Yuzhno-Chukotsky blocks in Chukchi Sea, Ust' Oleneksky, Ust' Lensky and Anisinsko Novosibirsky blocks in Laptev Sea
and Severo Karsky block in Kara Sea, which are among the most promising and least explored offshore areas globally.
Open Competition: Description of the boundaries of water protection zones and boundaries of coastal shelterbelts reservoirs: Borisoglebskogo, the Upper, Upper Svir (river side), Vilyui, Volgograd, Zeya, Kaitakoski, Knyazhegubskaya, Krasnoyarsk, Kuibyshev, Narva, Pravdinsky proletarian, Sayano-Shushenskoye, Svetogorsk, Shapsugsky, Shlinskogo, JEnniskoski and seas: Azov, Baltic, White, Caspian Sea, Laptev Sea
, the Black Sea, Chukchi, their origin and reference points, mapping the boundaries of water protection zones and boundaries of coastal shelterbelts water objects in maps (code: I-14 10)