Icebreaker "Xue Long" started from Shanghai to the Arctic for scientific research

Updated: Jul 23,2018 5:20 PM

       The Ninth Chinese Arctic Scientific Expedition Team took the icebreaker ship "Xue Long" yesterday morning in Shanghai to carry out the task of science exploration in the Arctic. 

       Zhu Jiangang, Leader of the team, said the total voyage of Arctic expedition will be more than 12,300 nautical miles, and is expected to return to Shanghai port in late September this year.The new gliders and other equipment independently developed by China will be put into trial to promote the construction of Arctic operational observation network.

       "In recent years, marine acidification is becoming more and more serious in the Arctic. We will conduct international cooperation in this field," said Lei Ruibo, Chief Assistance of the team. The team invited scientists from France and the United States to take theship, carry out the investigation of ocean acidification by voyage sharing, and share the data and information with our scientists.