Russia’s Northern Fleet performs important archaeological and related tasks on freshly uncovered Arctic islands now emerged from melting icecap, courtesy of climate change. They hope to fill in some ‘blank spots’ on the map.
This story from: https://tass.com/society/1074049
I will make no comment on the implications surrounding the need and even the possibility of performing these tasks in the situation of the rapidly changing Arctic region in the 21st century.
I simply wait for the time when exploration of the Greenland land mass will be possible for the first time in human history for the same reasons. If anyone is left to do the exploring.