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Apr 12, 2007

Six Northern Nations to Map the Arctic

Geologists from the six countries that border the Arctic have begun a major cooperative project to compile geological maps of the region with an eye towards discovering its geological resources.

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Russia, Sweden, Finland, America, Canada and Norway have begun the survey, and scientists from a number of other countries will also be taking part.

Maps detailing the region’s bedrock and other geophysical features will provide researchers with information on local geological resources.

Petroleum experts, for instance, have suggested up to 25 per cent of the world’s undiscovered oil and gas resources lie in the Arctic.

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