Trubyatchinsky Nikolay Nikolaevich
(04.05.1925– 11.08.2001)

Soviet hydrograph, geophysicist, arctic explorer.
Born in Leningrad, where he carried out the blockade, as a junior commander of the Komsomolsk fire regiment of the Oktyabrsky district. In February 1943, the young man was drafted into the army and sent to study at the Higher Military Hydrometeorological Institute, which he graduated in 1947.
In 1947–1961 Trubyatchinsky served as a hydrograph engineer and senior lecturer. In 1961, he was dismissed as a lieutenant colonel.
Almost all of the subsequent civil life of Trubyatchinsky was associated with Arctic Research Institute of Geology and the Research and production association "Sevmorgeo" established on its basis. It was during this period that the qualities of a marine explorer and organizer were revealed most fully.
After a year of work at Arctic Research Institute of Geology, in 1962, Nikolai Nikolayevich headed the Integrated Marine Geophysical Party, which conducted geological and geophysical research in the Atlantic Ocean. Based on materials from trips to the Atlantic, Trubyatchinsky prepared and in 1963 defended his thesis on the topic “Study of the structure of the water column by methods of applied geophysics”.
Subsequently, until 1972, he worked at Arctic Research Institute of Geology as the head of the sector and the responsible executor of several research projects related to the study of the geological structure of the seabed using electrical and magnetic prospecting methods.
In 1972 there was another important turn in the life of Trubyatchinsky. NIIGA was transformed into Research and production association "Sevmorgeo" with production expeditions in Murmansk and Norilsk. Nikolai Nikolayevich was appointed head of the Integrated Marine Arctic Geological and Geophysical Expedition, which was to be organized in Murmansk from scratch. At the first stage, the new enterprise had neither office space, nor ships, nor technical means for conducting geological and geophysical studies in the Barents, White and Kara Seas. However, thanks to perseverance, initiative, sociability, vast experience and knowledge of Trubyatchinsky, the case quickly moved from its place, and already in 1973, Integrated Marine Arctic Geological and Geophysical Expedition carried out marine work on six leased and own ships.
In 1975, at the suggestion of Trubyatchinsky, the first works of Integrated Marine Arctic Geological and Geophysical Expedition in the Atlantic Ocean were carried out. In the future, the expedition began to conduct marine work year-round: in summer and autumn in the Arctic seas, in winter and spring in the oceans. The expedition, led by Trubyatchinsky, noted its first five-year anniversary with the compilation and transfer to the USSR Ministry of Geology of an album of identified oil and gas promising areas in the Barents and Kara Seas, including the North Gulyaevskaya, the North Kildinsky, Murmansk, Kharasavey Sea, the Leningrad Sea. All these areas today are oil and gas fields.
In the following years, under the leadership of Trubyatchinsky Integrated Marine Arctic Geological and Geophysical Expedition, it developed successfully and implemented a number of state programs for studying the seas of the Arctic, Antarctic and the World Ocean.
As the head of the company and specialist Trubyatchinsky had the highest authority, the staff of the expedition treated him with sincere sympathy and respect. In 1981 he was awarded the Badge of Honor.
Unfortunately, in the summer of 1987, as a result of the intrigues of local party structures, Trubyatchinsky was removed from his post and later worked in Murmansk NIIMORGeofizika.
In the mid-1990s, Trubyatchinsky together with his family emigrated to Israel, where he died a few years later. He was buried in the Alternative cemetery of the city of Veersheva.
The oil and gas prospective area in the northern part of the Barents Sea is 1256.4 sq. Km. The name received in 2002 on the initiative of the general director of KMAGE G.S. Kazanin and geophysicists T.A. Kirillova and T.Ya. Feduhina.


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