70 years of. P. Zenkovich Laboratory of the shelf and sea coast. In 1946 Vsevolod Pavlovich Zenkovich organized Laboratory of morphology and dynamics of sea coast - along with formation of Institute of oceanology of the Russian Academy of Sciences. This scientific cell then became a core around which there was the Soviet school of researchers of sea coast. The laboratory several times changed over time names but remained is faithful to the main direction - complex studying of dynamics of sea coast and the part of the water area adjoining to them - a coastal zone and the shelf (Russian, English language).