Shirshov Institute of Oceanology
The Shirshov Institute of Oceanology (P.P. Shirshov Institute of Oceanology (IO) RAN, Russian: Федеральное государственное бюджетное учреждение науки Институт океанологии имени П. П. Ширшова Российской академии наук (ИО РАН) or Институт океанологии им. П. П. Ширшова РАН) is the premier research institution for ocean, climate, and earth science in Russia. It was established in 1946 and is part of the Russian Academy of Sciences. It is headquartered in Moscow.
Explorer and pilot of the MIR submersible to the seabed under the North Pole (a.k.a. the Arktika 2007 project) Anatoly Sagalevich and renowned Russian poet and geologist Alexander Gorodnitsky are also current researchers.
- RV Akademik Ioffe (ru:Академик Иоффе (судно))
- RV Akademik Sergey Vavilov
- RV Akademik Mstislav Keldysh
- RV Professor Shtokman (ru:Профессор Штокман (судно))
- RV Rift
- RV Akvanaft
- MIR (submersible)
- RV Vityaz - not active since 1979; now a museum in Kaliningrad.
- Nikolai M. Knipovich Polar Research Institute of Marine Fisheries and Oceanography
- List of Russian oceanographers
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