Maria Klenova

Maria Klenova

Maria Vasilyevna Klenova (Russian: Мари́я Васи́льевна Клёнова) (1898 – 1976) was a Russian and Soviet marine geologist and one of the founders of Russian marine science.

Klenova studied to become a professor and later on worked as a member of the Council for Antarctic Research of the USSR Academy of Sciences. During that time she spent nearly thirty years researching in the Polar Regions and become the first woman scientist to do research in Antarctica, specifically at the ANARE (Australian National Antarctic Research Expeditions) station at Macquarie Island.

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... Klenova spent most of her time making observations on board the Russian icebreakers Ob and Lena ... Along with Klenova there were seven other women on board the Ob ... On the way home Klenova went to Macquarie Island where she became the first female scientist ever to go ashore ...

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