The vessel passed through the Baltic, North, Barents Seas, was in the waters of the Northern Sea Route, the Bering Sea, the Northern part of the Pacific Ocean. Further, the vessel sailed into the Atlantic Ocean through the Panama Canal, crossed the Ocean and passed the English Channel, the southern part of the North Sea, Danish Straits. Then the vessel returned to the Baltic Sea.

"Admiral Vladimirskii" is equipped with special laboratories that allow carrying out comprehensive research which will help to predict the weather conditions in the Arctic. Another task of the expedition was the collecting of information for nautical charts, guides and manuals for navigation.

During the expedition specialists gained unique hydrographic and hydrological data on previously unexplored areas. They recognized glaciers collapse and retreat of four to five kilometers inland. The height of glaciers was previously up to 100 m. In the set points on the coast, researchers studied civil and military infrastructure. Expedition participants surveyed "white spots" on the island of Severnaya Zemlya and in the central part of the Laptev Sea as well as the number of false or dubious depths shown on navigation charts.

A detailed report on the expedition and its impressive photo archive can be found at RSHU’s web-site (in Russian).