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Sergey Korostelev became a member of the scientific council to study the ecological disaster off the coast of Kamchatka
09 october 2020
The data available to WWF-Russia, as well as the knowledge and expertise of the organization's experts, should help to identify the causes of contamination and, more importantly, in determining the necessary measures to restore ecosystems.
The main task of the newly created council is to coordinate the actions of scientific organizations, executive authorities, and to accumulate all available information on the problem of water contamination of the Gulf of Avacha and its bays.
“WWF-Russia's specialists can help in analyzing space images to find the source of the pollution. About a month ago, WWF-Russia completed a large-scale analysis of the marine ecosystems of the Far East. The cartographic data with quantitative and species composition obtained during this work can be useful to the future basis for assessing the amount of the impact,” says the coordinator of WWF-Russia’s Sustainable Marine Fisheries Program, Sergey Korostelev, Ph.D.
Today Sergey Korostelev met with the Chairman of the council Alexey Ozerov, Ph.D. The latter is the director of the Institute of Volcanology and Seismology of the Far Eastern Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences. During the working meeting, a circle of experts, who should be included in the council, was determined. It is planned that the council will include Kamchatka scientists and executive authorities.
WWF-Russia plans to send available data, recommendations, and suggestions to the council to help identify possible causes and assess the consequences of the incident.