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Shirshov Institute of OceanologyWelcome to the official website of the P.P.Shirshov Institute of Oceanology of the Russian Academy of Sciences (IO RAS) 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 Earths 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 Institutes 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 and276 candidates of sciences of various disciplines. Among the members of the Institutes staff there are3 Academicians and3 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.

 
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PERSEUS Training Courses/Summer School in Gelendzhik, Russia (June, 30  July, 04, 2014)PERSEUS Training Courses/Summer School in Gelendzhik, Russia (June, 30 July, 04, 2014)
The Shirshov Institute of Oceanology, Russian Academy of Sciences and Development (SIO RAS) is pleased to announce the PERSEUS Training Courses/Summer School "CHALLENGE FOR GOOD ENVIRONMENTAL STATUS IN COASTAL WATERS" 30 June - 4 July 2014 Gelendzhik, Russia
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14th Conference Ocean Acoustics 14th Conference Ocean Acoustics
  14th Conference "Ocean Acoustics" in memory of Acad. L.M. Brekhovskikh, 26th Session of the Russian Acoustical Society. P. P. Shirshov Institute of Oceanology, Moscow, Russia 17-21 June 2013
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25 Anniversary of MIR submersibles creation25 Anniversary of MIR submersibles creation
In December 2012 will be 25 years of Mir submersibles creation, which were built on Rauma Repola by order of the Academy of Sciences USSR. The contract for MIRs creation was signed on May 16th 1985, acceptance protocol - on December 17th 1987.
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Annual Report of Director for 2010Annual Report of Director for 2010
P.P.Shirshov Institute of Oceanology of the Russian Academy of Sciences. Annual Report of Director for 2010. R.I. Nigmatulin, Member of Presidium, Academician of the Russian Academy of Sciences. Main scientific results of the Institute: Marine Engineering Marine Geology Marine Biology Ocean Physics Report to the Scientific Council of IO RAS on April 27, 2011.
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XII International scientific conference XII International scientific conference "Modern Methods and Tools for Oceanological Research"
The Organizing Committee of the XII International scientific conference "Modern Methods and Tools for Oceanological Research" invites you to attend the conference to be held 23-25 ​​November 2011 in Moscow at the P.P.Shirshov Institute of Oceanology of the RAS.
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The XIX International Conference on Marine Geology - November 14-18, 2011The XIX International Conference on Marine Geology - November 14-18, 2011
The Russian Academy of Sciences, the P.P. Shirshov Institute of Oceanology, the Russian Foundation for Basic Research organize the XIX International Conference on Marine Geology. The Conference will take place in Moscow on November 14-18, 2011.
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