According to him, one time was marked by a surge of interest in satellite observations of the ocean. “But Sputnik gives a very limited view, and often they must be “fertilized” by the fact that we receive directly into the sea,” – said the scientist gave a retrospective assessment of what is the status of the scientific fleet of Russia.

“After many years of dominance in regard to studies of the World ocean, today things are no matter, – said the academician flint. – Fleet science that we have at the moment, corresponds neither to our history nor to the scale of the tasks that now stand before it…”.

In the situation of the 90s – early 2000-ies “disappeared, disappeared” fleet weather – under the Committee of Hydrometerological / related to research and auxiliary vessels, which provided weather forecasts and monitored the state of the environment in the ocean.

at the same time broke up, they grow old and received updates as the civilian fleet hydrography, who was researching the properties of water and the seabed.

“And the fleet Academy of Sciences (so called as it was created and is seen to this day) still remains, but has suffered and continues to bear an inexcusable and often inexplicable loss, pointed out the main problem of the scientist-oceanographer. – Fresh in the memory of times when we tried collecting the “living wage” to spend a season one or two expeditions. Recent years, thanks to the intervention of the President of money for the maintenance of the fleet and naval expedition was six times longer. It would seem – what a feast for marine science! However, the effectiveness of their use creates bitterness and amazement…”.

Full “Monologue oceanographer in seven parts,” published in the thematic issue of “Science and technology” daily numbers “RG” for June 26.