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FSBI "VNIIOkeangeologia"

Laboratory of the Geomonitoring of the mineral resources

Main directions:

The Laboratory of Geomonitoring of the mineral resources has been working since 1995 to determine the background state of the geological environment in the coastal shallow waters and the shores of the White, Barents, Kara and Okhotsk Seas. Starting in 2012, the task of the Lab included monitoring of the state of the subsoils of coastal-shelf zones in connection with intensive economic development of the territory (the Sea of Japan, Peter the Great Bay).

Key areas of work to determine the background state of the environment conducted by the laboratory:

  1. Kandalaksha Gulf - (map scale 1: 200 000);
  2. Zolotitskiy district - (map scale 1: 200 000);
  3. Czyoszkaya Bay - (map scale 1: 500 000);
  4. Varandey - (map scale 1: 200 000);
  5.  Baydaratskaya Bay- (map scale 1: 1 000 000);
  6. Kolguyev Island - (map scale 1: 500 000);
  7. Gulf of Ob - (map scale 1: 1 000 000);

Tasks:


Main achievements (on the example of the Ob Bay):

The following significant results were obtained as a result of works to determine of the background state of the geological environment in the northern part of the Ob Bay:

Current project:

State contract 30/07 / 60-13 "The state monitoring of the state of subsoil resources of the coastal shelf zone of Peter the Great Bay in connection with intensive economic development of the territory".

Technical support:

The laboratory is provided with a computer and office equipment. There is equipment for the field works - bottom samplers, dredges, 10 m long hydrostatic soil tube, 3 m long gravity tube, profile recorder  Edge Tech SB-216S, echo sounder - chartplotter Lowrance HDS 9 Gen 2 Touch, gradienter Sokkia b4OA, Ford-Transit, inflatable boat Frigate-420 with a outboat motor Honda-30. Also there is the laboratory equipment for the extraction of petroleum hydrocarbons, extraction of suspended matter from water, separation of the gas phase from bottom sediments and water, determination of physical and mechanical parameters of bottom sediments.

Proposals for contract work:

 ​In addition to solving the problems mentioned above the laboratory of the geomonitoring of the subsoil can search for solid minerals, including placer deposit and building materials. So, for example, we discovered a field of gravel-pebble mixture near the Kolguev island.


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