Scientists from Ukraine and Malaysia will use the James Clark Ross icebreaker together
National Antarctic Scientific Center (NASC) of Ukraine and Malaysian Foundation for Antarctic Research named after Sultan Mizan intend to conduct joint scientific research.
On October 26th, the parties signed a corresponding memorandum. This happened during the opening in Malaysia of the international conference “The Significance of the Earth’s Polar Regions in the Current Climate Crisis”.
Ambassador of Ukraine to Malaysia Oleksandr Nechitailo commented on the significance of the agreements: “Now we will be able to plan joint expeditions and field work, exchange experience and joint use of scientific infrastructure facilities”.
As the press service of the NASC told USM, cooperation between scientists of the two countries also provides for the possibility of joint use of the icebreaker James Clark Ross, which Ukraine acquired from the UK.
Earlier, researchers from South Africa were also interested in the Ukrainian icebreaker.