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Brussels watches China in the Arctic

At the end of September, China’s icebreaker “Xuelong 2” returned to its homeport of Shanghai. In its hold, the “Snow Dragon”: The autonomous underwater vehicle (AUV) “Tansuo 4500”, which had been deployed for the first time for scientific research near the seafloor in the latitudes of the Arctic. “Tansuo 4500,” which looks a bit like a giant yellow and red fish, collected important data in the icy waters at the Gakkel Ridge, state news agency Xinhua reported. According to the report, the data will provide information about the exchange of matter and energy and the geological processes in the deep-sea mountain range – and contribute to an “in-depth participation in protecting the environment of the Arctic.”

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