The station was established with the nuclear icebreaker NS Yamal in the Arctic ocean at the beginning of September 2009. The chief of high-latitude arctic expeditions Vladimir Sokolov supervised the research activity of the station.
On 6 June 2010 the station was closed down early because the floe the station was established on started drifting towards Canadian shores rather than in the direction of Fram Strait as planned. During the period of its operation, the station covered a distance of approximately 2,000 km (1,200 mi).
- Атомоход "Ямал" вышел в Арктику за питерскими полярниками [The atomic-powered vessel "Yamal" left to Arctic regions for Petersburg polar explorers]. community (in Russian). fontanka.ru. 2009-08-22. Retrieved 2009-08-25. External link in
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