During the stay, the group performed research in geography, geology, bacteriology and meteorology. The near surrounding landscape was set up like a laboratory with various sheds and installations for observation and measurements. The effects of climate change with meltwater erosion and land drift have destroyed and even erased many of these remains.
The Winter Station, a 4.0 x 6.3 metre wooden building, has, however, endured time and is well preserved, but the hill on which it stands is acutely threatened by the melting of permafrost and meltwater ero- sion. Efforts by the IAA from the 1990s up until the mid-2010s to reinforce the hill have probably kept the building from drifting and tumbling. Terraces were made of reused aluminium elements from temporary American aircraft runways used in Vietnam. The Winter Station has been maintained with many layers of tarred paper and new window sashes.
If the building is to stand for the next 30 to 50 years, the recommendation is to continue regular building maintenance and to resume to reinforce the hill using the same methods that the DNA-IAA have applied in the past. The sites with remains from Nordenskjöld's fieldwork are disappearing and require direct rescue archaeology.