Black History IORAS landfill established on the basis of the Southern Branch of the Institute (Gelendzhik), has for several decades. On range from the 60s of the 20th century, perfected a technique of application of unique developments in the domestic and global oceanography. Among them are uninhabited and inhabited submersibles, which became the prototype of the legendary manned submersibles "Mir-1" and "Mir-2".
On range were first tested in the world inhabited lasting underwater laboratory type "Chernomordik" as well as any type of robotic systems. On the Black Sea range IORAS in different years by well-known experts of National Oceanology, who brought up a whole generation of young scientists, practiced at the site as an undergraduate and graduate students.
On the basis of the South Branch of the Black Sea and IORAS landfill regularly held All-Union conferences and meetings on and Marine Technology.