The Eastern Arctic Seas Encyclopedia

2016 Edition
| Editors: Igor S. Zonn, Andrey G. Kostianoy, Aleksandr V. Semenov

Marine Arctic Complex Expedition (MACE)

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Marine Arctic Complex Expedition (MACE) – established in 1984 on the basis of the concept of “memory capsules” (containers) – comprehensive studying and preservation of cultural and natural heritage. Over the period of its existence, the MACE has collected and recorded “memory capsules,” storing a great variety of historical, technological, ecological and social, spiritual, and cultural information. At that, various historical and geographical experiments were conducted. Many places in the Arctic, associated with known and outstanding expeditions, were visited; rich data on the real “pathway memory” were collected, which enabled the identification and reconstruction of often tragic events of the past. The work is underway to establish the national park “Russian Arctic.”

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