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    Ukrainian complex marine expeditions in the Southern Ocean

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    Document Number:
    E. Dykyi, V. Komorin and A. Fedchuk
    Submitted By:
    Dr Kostiantyn Demianenko (Ukraine)
    Approved By:
    Dr Kostiantyn Demianenko (Ukraine)

    Within the framework of the 23rd Ukrainian Antarctic Expedition 2018, complex marine expeditions last conducted in 2001 were resumed aboard Ukrainian fishing vessel More Sodruzhestva which carries out regular fishing activities in the CAMLR Convention Area. The vessel equipped with modern measuring systems, and this is one of the most prominent examples of public-private partnership in Antarctic research. In particular, during the marine expedition, continuous monitoring of the physical and chemical fields of the Southern Ocean was introduced to determine tendencies of their climate variability, long-term monitoring of the spread of polluting chemicals in coastal ecosystems, as well as prediction of zones of increased biological productivity in the CAMLR Convention Area.