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Main directions of infrastructure development of the Northern Sea Route


Earth mapping, environmental monitoring and natural resource exploration. Highly detailed images of the earth's surface.

3 units


Solving problems of operational meteorology, hydrology, agrometeorology, climate and environmental monitoring in the Arctic.

2 units


Creation and updating of topographic maps, control of environmental pollution, monitoring of emergency situations, monitoring of ice conditions.

3 units


A system of satellites in highly elliptical orbits will solve communication problems in the northern, including the Arctic regions of Russia.

4 units

Ensuring safety of navigation and communications in the NSR water area

The purpose is to ensure the independence of navigation along the NSR from foreign ice monitoring systems and communication with sea vessels. This requires:

  • Creation of a domestic satellite constellation for ice monitoring and communication
  • Increasing the density of the network of Roshydromet stations and their technical equipment to the values recommended by the World Meteorological Organization
  • Development of a system of centralized operational-tactical management of year-round navigation along the NSR