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Kolyma River: Northeast Science Station

Filmed and produced by Chris Linder

Sergey Zimov is the founder and director of the Northeast Science Station, a small research base located north of the Arctic Circle in Siberia. Since 1975, he has devoted himself to understanding the Kolyma watershed–an expanse of boreal forest and tundra that was not glaciated during the last ice age. In addition to the scientific advances made by the staff at the Northeast Science Station, they also mentor future scientists, including the undergraduates of the Polaris Project.