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Arctic Exploration: Port Dikson

Dikson is the northernmost town in Russia, located on the coast of the Arctic Ocean. It has a harsh climate and few residents. But the world is changing. Global warming will inevitably lead to the active development of the Arctic region. A small settlement, divided by a strait, half a kilometre long, is turning into a modern, comfortable city with a multi-functional port.

There are residential and public spaces with large green areas for leisure activities. The project taps into natural and artificial lighting, as the polar night in this region lasts three and a half months. The operation of the complex is supported, largely, by the energy of the tides and wind. To solve the problem of fresh water, desalination plants and rainwater collection systems are used.

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Derek Balke I am not familiar with the Arctic reaches of Russia, but I am somewhat familiar with the Alaskan Arctic. At this point, significant reduction in Arctic sea ice is assured due to climate change and this should open up many previously closed coastal towns across the Arctic, Dikson included, to increased commercial ship traffic across what is being referred to as the "Northwest Passage". Also warming temperatures will likely make these places more attractive to continuous habitation and a surge in population to support commercial shipping, fishing, mining of the continental shelf and Arctic seafloor, and offshore power industries (oceanic hydropower, geothermal, hydrothermal, and offshore wind). Furthermore, I agree that the technologies listed will help in the goal of making such a development palatable and practical, though I think it cannot be overstated that the economic incentive must exist to drive these changes, which as I mentioned earlier does seem likely, though only time well tell just how significant it will be and if it will be enough. With that considered, I agree with the prediction, with some caveats. 06 Feb 2019
Stefano D'Adamo Da. Comrade Putin loves that. 06 Feb 2019
Боровик Андрей Only a madman would install a wind farm in Dixon! The wind there is crazy . Rather put miniature nuclear reactors. 06 Feb 2019
Антон Дождиков И могучие атомные ледоколы поспособствуют развитию экономики 06 Feb 2019