P.P.Shirshov Institute of Oceanology RAS

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The P.P.Shirshov Institute of Oceanology is the oldest and the largest Russian research center in the field of oceanology.

The main objectives of the Institute lie in a complex study of the World Ocean and the Russian seas based on the idea of entirety of physical, chemical, biological and geological processes observed in them, laying scientific foundations for forecasting the Earth’s climate variability, rational use of marine resources and safeguarding ecological security in the interests of stable development of mankind.

The Institute was established by a resolution of the Presidium of the USSR Academy of Sciences in 1946 on the basis of the Laboratory of Oceanology set up in 1941. P.P.Shirshov became the Institute’s first Director. Together with P.P.Shirshov, the well-known scientists like L.A.Zenkevich, V.G.Bogorov, S.V.Bruyevich, A.D.Dobrovolsky, P.L.Bezrukov, I.D.Papanin, V.B.Shtockman and others took an active part in the formation of the new scientific center.

Today, the P.P.Shirshov Institute of Oceanology is an ensemble of 1,300 employees numbering 110 doctors of sciences and 276 candidates of sciences of various disciplines. Among the members of the Institute’s staff there are 3 Academicians and 3 Corresponding Members of the Russian Academy of Sciences. The P.P.Shirshov Institute affiliates the Atlantic Department in Kaliningrad, the Southern Department in Gelendjik, a branch in St.-Petersburg, the North-Western Department in Arkhangelsk and the Caspian branch in Astrakhan.

 

For 70 years the Institute was led by:

shirshov   Academician Pyotr Shirshov (Director of the Institute 1946-1953)
Hydrologist, Doctor of Geographical Sciences (1937), member of the USSR Academy of Sciences (1939), first director of the Institute of Oceanology
     
kort   Corresponding Member of the Russian Academy of Sciences Vladimir G. Court (Director of the Institute 1953-1965).
Doctor of Geographical Sciences (1953), Professor (1954), Honored Scientist of the RSFSR (1973), Corresponding Member of the Russian Academy of Sciences (1979)
     
monin  

Academician Andrey S. Monin (Director of the Institute 1965-1987)
Doctor of Physical and Mathematical Sciences (1956), Professor (1963), Academician of the Russian Academy of Sciences (2000), from 1965 to 1987 - Director of the Institute of Oceanology, 1987 - Head of the Laboratory of synoptic processes.

     
yastebov2  

Professor Vyacheslav S. Yastrebov (Director of the Institute for 1987-1992)
Doctor of Technical Sciences (1971), Professor (1978), member of the Academy of Natural Sciences (1991), Honored Worker of Science and Technology

     
savostin  

Doctor of geological-mineralogical sciences Leonid A. Savostin (Director of the Institute in 1992-1994)
Physicist, geologist, Doctor of Geological and Mineralogical Sciences (1981)

     
lappo   Corresponding Member of the Russian Academy of Sciences Sergey S. Lappo (Director of the Institute 1995-2006)
Oceanographer, Doctor of Physical and Mathematical Sciences (1981), Professor (1987), Corresponding Member of the Russian Academy of Sciences (2000), Honored Worker of Science (1999), Academy of Natural Sciences
     
nigmar   Academician Robert I. Nigmatulin (Director of the Institute since 2006)
Academician (1991), Doctor of Physical and Mathematical Sciences (1971), Professor (1978), member of the Presidium of the Russian Academy of Sciences (2006), director of the Institute of Oceanology of the Russian Academy of Sciences (2006). Head of the Department of Gas and Wave Dynamics of Mechanics and Mathematics Faculty of Moscow State University. Lomonosov Moscow State University (2010)
     

 

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