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The expedition TRANSDRIFT XXIII to the Laptev Sea took place from September 14 to October 3, 2015. Research vessel waas VIKTOR BUYNITSKIY, sailing Tiksi–Tiksi.

During the expedition, two seafloor observatories were recovered (1893 1 and 2, TAYMYR 1 and 2). Observatory VILKITSKY 1 to 3, the recovery of which failed, could finally be recovered in 2016 by an expedition carried out by the project partner Arctic and Antarctic Research Institute (Kara-Leto-2016).