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Evgeny Chuvilin: “The Russian Arctic and the enigmatic permafrost” (RU)

Permafrost occupies more than half of the Russian territory, with its immense Arctic regions covering over 3 million square kilometers. This part of Russia holds many secrets that keep intriguing the global scientific community. What causes gas eruptions that create giant craters, and where do powerful methane seeps on the Arctic shelf come from? How do huge bodies of ice tens of meters thick form inside permafrost?

Join the lecture to learn more about permafrost and the related phenomena, such as thick layers of frozen rock forming in certain regions, and to find out what problems the Russian Arctic is facing and how they are solved.

Evgeny Chuvilin, PhD in Geology and Mineralogy, is a leading research scientist at the Skoltech Center for Petroleum Science and Engineering, where he leads the permafrost and gas hydrates research group. Evgeny graduated from MSU where he later worked as an associate professor at the Department of Geocryology at the Faculty of Geology. He is an honorary associate professor at the Institute of Glaciology and Geocryology of the Chinese Academy of Sciences. Focused on Arctic studies, Evgeny has been on many research missions to the United States, Canada, Japan, China, England, Norway, Germany, Belgium, and other countries. He is an author of about 400 papers on permafrost and gas hydrates.

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