ARG has been approached regarding a collaboration with Igor Tolstikhin, Senior Scientist at the Geological Institute, Kola Scientific Centre, Russian Academy of Sciences. Igor is a celebrated international geochemist and recipient of the EAG Urey Award in 2013. Igor is also co-Author of the publication ‘The Evolution of Matter: from the Big Bang to the Present Day’.
Igor has asked the ARG to collect additional geochemical samples on our 2019 expedition in conjunction with our own project. The subsequent analyses carried out by Igor and his research team would be shared with us so that a collective report can be produced and possibly a paper written for submission for publication.
“This is an excellent opportunity and a privilege for ARG to be asked to collaborate in this way” commented Expedition Leader Dr. Stephen Staley, he continued “This is the scientific community working and communicating well together thanks to Research in Svalbard where Igor found our project”.