The conference ‘Raising Submerged and Dangerous Objects in the Seas of the Arctic Ocean’ took place on 25–26 July as part of the plan of events for Russia’s chairmanship of the Arctic Council in 2021–2023 which is being operated by the Roscongress Foundation.
The conference included a business programme as well as a scientific and educational expedition in Kola Bay to the site of the B-159 submarine wreck. The participants discussed issues concerning the dismantling of the most hazardous submerged objects containing nuclear materials, the inspection of submerged objects, the results of a federal programme for the comprehensive dismantling of nuclear submarines, and how to handle the B-159 nuclear submarine. The conference organizers conducted a demonstration of possible options for supporting vessel lifting operations.
The event was organized by the Ministry for the Development of the Russian Far East and the Arctic and Rosatom State Corporation.