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Arctic weather monitoring stations sequestered, aerologic stations closed

June 26, 2013, 16:46 UTC+3

Sevgydromet has issued the instructions on the optimization of expenditures in 2013

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ARKHANGELSK, June 26 (Itar-Tass) -- The Northern Hydrometeorology Center ( Sevgydromet) has curtailed weather monitoring, expeditions and river monitoring in the near-Polar zone and in the Arctic region after the Federal Service for Hydrometeorolgy and Environment Monitoring (Rosgydromet) had cut by five percent the volume of the financing of state orders. The overall cuts make up around 32. 5 million roubles, the Sevgydromet press service said on Wednesday.

Sevgydromet has issued the instructions on the optimization of expenditures in 2013.

For economizing purposes the Khatanga aerologic station "has been transferred to a one-probe regime per day; the Brusovitsa monitoring station has been conserved," the press service said.

The sequester measures will not apply to cargo deliveries to the Polar research stations difficult to reach, it said.

The financial cuts will be followed by personnel cuts at the weather monitoring stations. The highly qualified personnel face no risk of the redundancies which will made at the expense of liquidating vacancies.

Sevgydromet is responsible for weather monitoring on the territory of the Arkhangelsk,Vologda regions, Komi, the Nenets autonomous district, the Yamal district of the Yamal- Nenets autonomous district, the Dixon township and the settlement of Khatanga, part of the territory of Karelia, the Murmansk region, the northern territory of the Taimyr municipal district of the Krasnoyarsk region and water areas in the White Sea, the Kara Sea, the Laptev Sea and in the southwest of the Barents Sea.

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