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Tests bathyscaphe "Peace" will begin at Lake Baikal

July 23 2008

Technical diving bathyscaphe "Peace" will begin on Wednesday at Lake Baikal, the deputy director of Public Relations Foundation for preservation of Baikal Inna Krylov. "Immersions pass near coast Buryatia approximately locality Turka. They necessary for checking work" Mirow "- said Krylova. According to her before immersions bathyscaphes pass international certification.

"The Worlds" is set accessories. You must know and be confident in how bathyscaphes will work with this equipment in fresh water. Earlier devices were immersed only in salt water, "- said Krylova. According to her, the first real immersion of the Worlds "in the planned research program of the lake will be held July 27-29. International research expedition "Worlds" Baikal "was launched on July 20. During the first phase of the expedition (to last until mid-September) will be done about 60 dives in the deep manned vehicles" Mir-1 and Mir-2 ". In the second stage in 2009, is scheduled more than 100 dives.

Purpose expedition how reported its leader, MP Arthur Chilingarov is collection scientific information and usage received data forecasting various natural processes immersion onto maximal mark lakebed Baikal study landfall subsea hydrothermal sources and mud volcanoes study bottom Barguzinsky Gulf. Among the objectives of the expedition - the study of hydrocarbons of Lake Baikal and the determination of their stocks, obtaining accurate data on the tectonic processes at the bottom of the lake, state of the coastline, the search for archaeological artefacts, RIA News .

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