Invite to cooperation

Our Institute is the oldest and largest Russian research institution dealing with Oceanology in the Russian Federation.

The subject of the Institute is the implementation of fundamental scientific research and the introduction of applied developments in the field of Oceanology, carrying out practical survey and marine works related to the development of the World ocean.

The Institute has branches in: Kaliningrad, Gelendzhik, St. Petersburg, Arkhangelsk, Astrakhan and Vladivostok. The geographical location of the branches allows simultaneous and rapid research in the waters of the Atlantic and Pacific oceans, the Arctic ocean, the Baltic, Caspian and Black seas.

The Institute manages research fleet, which includes 5 medium and large vessels (RV "Akademik Ioffe", RV "Professor Shtokman", "Akademik Sergei Vavilov", "Akademik Mstislav Keldysh", "Akademik Nikolai Strakhov") and a small fleet. Now the Institute's fleet  consists of 9 units. Please find the Presentation about the fleet of the Institute in the attachment.


Currently, the Institute is expanding the formats of cooperation with companies and organizations interested in the implementation of joint projects for the study and development of the world ocean, conducting survey and marine work on the shelf, the study of the bottom relief, underwater flora and fauna, inspection of dangerous objects on the seabed, as well as performing rescue and underwater operations.

We propose to consider the possibility of cooperation with us.

If you are interested, we are ready to provide more detailed information about the activities of the Institute.

For further details please contact:

Vladimir M. Sukhov
Assistant Director for International Affairs

тел. +7(499)124 6140
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Directions of cooperation on the basis of complex scientific research

Scientific, informational and environmental support for the implementation of major resource projects on the shelf and in the open ocean, aimed at exploration, production and transportation of natural resources, including oil and natural gas.

Forecast estimates of changes in climate conditions, such as thickness, structure and dynamics of the ice cover along the Northern sea route and in the areas of mining in the coastal Arctic waters.

Scientifically based assessment of safety of offshore pipelines laying and use. Assessment of threats and risks associated with Maritime transport emergencies.


Comprehensive monitoring of extreme wind-wave conditions on the ocean surface, seismic activity of the seabed, catastrophic ocean level rises and cyclonic activity in the oceans.

Assessment of risks associated with underwater earthquakes, landslides and tsunamis, natural methane emissions from bottom sediments, mass development of harmful marine organisms and other natural hazards.

Research of ecology and biological productivity of the Russian marginal seas under the conditions of changing climate and implementation of large projects on extraction and transportation of natural raw materials.

The use of towed and remote-controlled underwater vehicles for the study of the bottom relief, underwater flora and fauna, inspection of dangerous objects on the seabed, as well as performing rescue and underwater operations.

Deployment of scientific and technical marine site in the open sea for monitoring of hydrophysical and ecological condition of waters on the basis of application of the modern latest scientific equipment.


Place of   IO RAS among the leading European centers of World ocean research as of April 2017 data on the "total impact factor" (total RG score) of institutes provided by the ResearchGate platform - the world's most popular social network for cooperation of scientists of all scientific disciplines were used to compile the rating. The value of the" total impact factor" of the Institute consists of an assessment of the total citation of publications of its employees (more than 97%), the involvement of employees in scientific project activities and international cooperation.

The Institute is included in the list of 10 leading European centers for study of the World ocean. This situation is a consequence of the high publication activity of our staff in international peer-reviewed scientific publications indexed by the Web of Science and Scopus systems.

The Institute is closely involved in the leading international program for studies of the ocean and climate:

• WCRP: World Climate Research Programme (GEWEX, CLIVAR, etc.),
• POGO Partnership for Observation of the Global Ocean,
• SCOR: Scientific Committee on Ocean Research,
• SWERUS-C3: Swedish-Russian-US Arctic Ocean Invеstigation of Climate-Cryosphere-Carbon Interaction,
• AMAP: Arctic Monitoring and Assessment Programme,
• HERMIONE: Hotspot Ecosystem Research and Man’s Impact on European Seas,
• MIDAS: Managing Impacts of Deep-seA reSource exploitation,
• ECOMAR: Ecosystems of the Mid-Atlantic Ridge at the Sub-Polar Front and the Charlie Gibbs Fracture Zone,
• SBI: Shelf – Basin Interactions in the Arctic,
• RUSALKA: Russian-American long-term Arctic biodiversity research program,
• NABOS: Nansen-Amundsen Basins Observational System,
• EU International Project SESAME: Southern European Seas: Assessing and Modeling of Ecosystem Changes,
• PERSEUS: Politically-Oriented Marine Environmental Research in the Southern European Seas

The Institute's scientists are on the editorial boards of a number of the world's leading journals in the field of marine and climate Sciences:

  • International Journal of Climatology of the Royal Meteorological Society,
  • Advances in Meteorology,
  • International Journal of Water,
  • Journal of Marine Biology Research,
  • Journal of the Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom,
  • Frontiers in Marine Science,
  • Pure and Applied Geophysics (PAGEOPH), etc.


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