MOSAIC MISSION

News:A team of scientists from 19 countries is about to start the year-long MOSAIC mission in the RV Polarstern ship to a large piece of Arctic sea ice to study climate change. Facts: About the Mosaic mission: MOSAiC mission stands for Multidisciplinary drifting Observatory for the Study of Arctic Climate. The objective of the mission… Continue reading MOSAIC MISSION

In a first, trains services opened in Arctic

Russia has launched the first tourist train to Arctic region.The train will travel through Russia’s Arctic region on to Norway. It set off from St. Petersburg station with passengers aboard. The train has been named as Zarengold.It has two restaurant cars and the whole trip is expected to take 11 days and will allow passengers… Continue reading In a first, trains services opened in Arctic

Antibiotic-resistant NDM-1 gene found in pristine Arctic

Scientists have detected antibiotic resistant (AR) gene NDM-1(New Delhi metallo-beta-lactamase) in pristine high Arctic region(Kongsfjorden region of Svalbard),one of the earth’s most remote spots.It clearly indicates the extent of globalisation of antimicrobial resistance (AR). The enzyme got New Delhi in its name because it was first detected in 2008 in Swedish patient of Indian origin… Continue reading Antibiotic-resistant NDM-1 gene found in pristine Arctic