Study of the interaction of the ocean and the atmosphere, as well as wave processes by numerical experiments, contact and satellite observations
Study of marine ecosystems in their relationship to the geological and climatic system.
Modeling the tidal and wave dynamics of the ocean.
Creation of non-hydrostatic ocean dynamics models.
Creation of optical models of the ocean and atmosphere.
Design and development of optical measuring instruments for studying the optical properties of seawater
Founded in March, 1966, the St. Petersburg Branch of Shirshov Institute of Oceanology of Russian Academy of Science (SPB IO RAS) is one of the largest research centers in the Russian Federation in the field of oceanology.
Today SPB IO RAS includes :
The SPbB IO RAS conducts scientific work in all areas of marine sciences. The staff includes 7 Doctors of Science (DSc) and 17 PhD researchers. The branch participates in the implementation of Federal Target Programs, Fundamental Research Programs of the Presidium of the Russian Academy of Sciences, grants from the Russian Foundation for Basic Research.
Leading scientists of the branch are members of the editorial board of the journal «Fundamentalnaya i Prikladnaya Gidrofizika» («Fundamental and Applied Hydrophysics») (ISSN 2073-6673), which publishes scientific articles, reports, and reviews related to state-of-the- modern research in the field of hydrophysics.
Specialists of the SPB IO RAS interdisciplinary study the World Ocean and marine resources of Russia. And also, annually participate in expeditions to the White, Barents, Kara, Black and Okhotsk seas.