LENA

The LENA project: "Study of the Kinematics and Geodynamics of the Laptev Sea and Eurasian-North American Plate Boundary"

The North American - Eurasian plate boundary which is located in the North-eastern part of Asia respectively of Siberia is presently one of the least known part of the global plate boundary system. Even its exact position is still subject of discussion. We intend to identify this boundary by determining the present displacement rate of both plates. In order to attack this task we initiated together with the Institute of Physics of the Earth from the Russian Academy of Sciences (IPE Moscow) the LENA project. The unique results of this research will have great impact in the geoscientific community.