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In Russia the full atlas of Antarctic

In Russia is published unique in the world the full atlas of Antarctic is published unique in the world. The chief of the Central cartographical manufacture of the Navy of the Russian Federation Valery Fomchenko has informed on it to the Petersburg journalists.

" Russia - one of three countries of the world who has a collection of sea navigation charts on waters of all world ocean. For many years we had been saved up a wide experience, and since 1964 the decision under the edition of the fundamental works containing data on world ocean was accepted. Release of the multivolume edition of the Atlas of world ocean became such work. This year to the public there was the sixth volume of these works devoted to Antarctic " - has told Fomchenko.

As he said, WRK over the Atlas has begun in 80 - h years of the last century at the Petersburg Institute of Arctic regions and Antarctic. In total 17 scientific institutions of Russia have taken part in WRK over it. Editing and the edition were carried out by experts - cartographers Military - marine sea fleet.

In the Atlas researches of all Russian scientists, world community which have been created for years of research of Antarctic are collected. The atlas contains 12 sections, beginning from history of development of Antarctic, finishing the geomorphological data, the flora and fauna description. " Atlas articles are published in two languages. It can become Gud help not only 4 Russian, but also foreign scientists " - has noted Fomchenko.

In turn the chief of the Russian Antarctic expedition (RAE) Valery Lukin has reminded that the first atlas of Antarctic has been published in Russia in the end of 60 - h years. " it was the two-volume edition which has RCVed the state award. There all basic results which have been RCVed at the first stage of domestic researches " have been formulated; - Lukin has told.

As he said, in the new edition achievements which have been RCVed by our country 2 the beginning 90 - h years - during the period which has coincided with blossoming of the Russian researches in Antarctic are reflected. " Russia differs the cartographical traditions. Foreign analogues such edition are not present " - chief RAE has noted.

At the same time he has added that modern mately for the objective reasons have not got to this Atlas. " therefore already now, probably, it is necessary to SPK that years through ten - fifteen there is one more edition of the Atlas of Antarctic. I think that we already should be engaged in accumulation of the data 4 preparation of the new Atlas " - Valery Lukin has concluded.