Expeditionary activities of the IO RAS

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Soviet R/V "Vityaz" (1949-1979), currently - the main exhibit of the Museum of the World Ocean in Kaliningrad

In 1949, the Institute received at its disposal the first research vessel "Vityaz" with a displacement of 5.7 thousand tons. It was a ship specially re-equipped for oceanological work, with the name of which is associated a series of scientific discoveries that glorified Russian science. At present "Vityaz" operates in Kaliningrad as a part of the Museum of the World Ocean.

The scientific fleet of the Institute, based in Kaliningrad, includes three large-tonnage vessels (with a displacement of more than 6 thousand tons) - "Academician Mstislav Keldysh", "Academician Sergei Vavilov" and "Academician Ioffe" and two medium-tonnage (over 1,000 tons) - "Academician Boris Petrov" and "Academician Nikolai Strakhov".

The ships are equipped with modern navigation systems, scientific instruments and equipment for complex expeditionary research.

In the difficult conditions of the 90s, the Institute managed to fulfill one of the main tasks - the prevention of destruction, the restoration and modernization of the scientific fleet. In recent years, the IO RAS has been constantly increasing the number of scientific expeditions on board the ships of the Institute. Almost all expeditions are of a complex nature and include nature conservation and ecological topics.

In Russia, a reform of the research fleet management system has been carried out. In the academic sector, the Ocean Expedition Center (OEC) was established, which centralized the functions related to the repair and maintenance of ships. OEC should ensure equal accessibility of all scientific organizations of the Ministry of Science and Higher Education of Russia to scientific research vessels.

The Ocean Expedition Center is part of the Institute of Oceanology.

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The purpose and subject of the Center's activities are to ensure the efficiency of the use of the research fleet, to ensure the conduct of marine scientific expeditions by organizations subordinate to the Ministry of Science and Higher Education of Russia, using research vessels, scientific and / or technological equipment and other technical means installed on ships.

OEC includes the Atlantic Fleet Base in Kaliningrad, which is the largest scientific fleet base in Russia. In the future, OEC will be replenished with two more bases of the fleet - the Black Sea and the Arctic.

Expeditions. News feed

  • 51 voyage of the RV Akademik Sergey Vavilov to the Baltic Sea have been successfully completed
    51 voyage of the RV Akademik Sergey Vavilov to the Baltic Sea have been successfully completed From June 30 to July 14, 2021, the next voyage of one of the flagships of the Russian scientific fleet - the vessel "Akademik Sergei Vavilov", carried out by the Shirshov Institute of Oceanology of RAS (IO RAS). All tasks stipulated by the flight program were completed. The route of the expedition passed through the entire Baltic - from the southeastern part through the Central Baltic to the Gulf of Finland. Thanks to the permits received from the Baltic countries, studies were carried out not only in Russian waters, but also in Finnish and Swedish waters, which is extremely important for monitoring the state of the Baltic ecosystem as a whole, and not its individual basins, because nature knows no boundaries.
    Written on Friday, 06 August 2021 22:23 in News of the Institute Read more...
  • Fedor Konyukhov to conduct scientific research at the North Pole
    Fedor Konyukhov to conduct scientific research at the North Pole Fedor Konyukhov will spend two weeks alone on a drifting polar station in the Arctic Ocean. The main goal of his mission will be to study the intensity of polar ice melting and its drift routes. Konyukhov will dedicate his free time to creating a series of paintings featuring the beauty of the arctic landscapes.
    Written on Thursday, 29 April 2021 23:23 in News of the Institute Read more...
  • More than 50 young scientists and students will go on an expedition across the Kara Sea
    More than 50 young scientists and students will go on an expedition across the Kara Sea

    Young scientists and students will take part in the fourth season of the floating university IO RAS, which will be held in the Arctic from August 6 to September 5, 2021.

    Written on Thursday, 22 July 2021 17:23 in News of the Institute Read more...
  • 83rd voyage of the RV "Akademik Mstislav Keldysh"
    83rd voyage of the RV "Akademik Mstislav Keldysh"

    On June 19, 2021, the RV Akademik Mstislav Keldysh embarked on the 83rd voyage to carry out the next stage of research under the program “Ecosystems of the Siberian Arctic Seas - 2021”. The head of the expedition is Academician Mikhail Vladimirovich Flint. The organizer of the expedition is the Shirshov Institute of Oceanology of RAS. There are 75 scientists on board the RV Akademik Mstislav Keldysh.

     

    Written on Tuesday, 06 July 2021 20:31 in News of the Institute Read more...
  • Institute of Oceanology and Fedor Konyukhov announced the beginning of scientific cooperation
    Institute of Oceanology and Fedor Konyukhov announced the beginning of scientific cooperation One of the first projects implemented within the framework of the created cooperation will be the environmental monitoring of the World Ocean, during which Fedor Konyukhov's NOVA solar-powered catamaran  will be equipped with a unique microplastic collection system developed by scientists of Shirshov Institute of Oceanology of RAS.
    Written on Wednesday, 01 April 2020 18:45 in News of the Institute Read more...
  • V.V. Putin on Baikal
    V.V. Putin on Baikal

    08/01/2009 V.V.Putin, who was on a working trip to the Siberian Federal District, made a descent on the deep sea manned submersible "Mir" to the bottom of Lake Baikal. Before diving V.V. Putin met with the "Mir" expedition on Baikal, which conducts scientific research on the special vessel "Metropol".

    Written on Saturday, 23 May 2009 14:14 in News of the Institute Read more...
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