Sevastopol, Institute of Biology of the Southern Seas


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National Academy of Science of Ukraine
2, Kapitanskaya Street
99011 Sevastopol   UKRAINE
Tel : + 380 692 54 04 52
Fax : + 380 692 55 42 53
Email :
Web Site :
Director : Dr Vitaly A. Ivanov

Type of activities
research only academic, education
policy/planning envir. monitoring

Main sectors of research
Black Sea & ocean shelf areas, marine information systems & technologies, remote sensing research

Current major projects
Participation in International Programmes and Projects :
* IOC Black Sea Regional Programme in Marine Sciences and Servicesl ;
* IOC Global Oceanographic Data Archaeology and Rescue Project (GODAR) ;
* Co-operative Marine Science Programme for the Black Sea (CoMSBlack) ;
* Intergovernmental Programme 'Joint land-Sea Interaction Zone Geoecology' of the Russian Federation and Ukraine accepted in the framework of the Agreement on Scientific and Technical Cooperation (1998-2005) ;
* NATO Science for Stability Programme (1994-1997) ;
* TU-Black Sea Project (Ecosystem Modelling as a Management Tool for the Black Sea : a Regional Programme of Multi-Institutional Co-operation (1994-1997) ;
* TU-Waves Project (Wave Climatology of the Turkish Coast : Measurements Analysis and Modelling ;
* NATO Science for Peace Programme ;
* GEF Black Sea Environmental Programme (1994-1997) ;
* International South Atlantic Buoy Programme ;
* International Integrated Programme for the Development of the Black Sea Basin Resources and Sustainable Development of the Region ;
* INTAS, INCO-COPERNICUS, Open Science University, CRDF, and other international grants
Participation in National Programmes and Projects :
* The Programme of Fundamental and Applied Research in Marine Sciences of the National Academy of Sciences of the Ukraine ;
* National Programme of the Ministry of Science and Technologies of the Ukraine of Investigations of the Black Sea and the Sea of Azov and Utilization of Marine Resources ;
* National Space Programme of the National Space Agency of the Ukraine ;
* State Programme of Ecological Security of Coastal Zone of the Black Sea and the Sea of Azov of the Ministry of Science and Technologies of the Ukraine ;
* Projects of State Fund of Fundamental Research of the Ministry of Science and Technologies of the Ukraine

Number of local permanent staff
scientists : 178 others : 280

Indoor surface area (m2) available for
research : 6800 teaching : 200
others :

Conference room
no yes (number of seats : 300 )

Research vessel(s)
less than 12 m in length; number of vessels : 1
more than 12 m in length; number of vessels : 1
Brief description of vessels and on board scientific equipment :
CTD-sensors, winches, personal computers

Other major research facilities and equipment
informational measuring systems to measure hydrological, hydrooptical, hydrochemical characteristics of the marine environment

Ecosystem types available nearby
Black Sea ecosystem

Areas of taxonomic expertise

Specimen collections
yes no
  Brief description :

Hosting facilities for visiting scientists
yes no
1000 m2 (the city has a hotel for foreign scientists)

Training courses
yes no
Post graduate school on geophysics (physics of the sea), oceanology, informational measuring systems in oceanology

Capacity and brief description of library
contains more than 100,000 issues on oceanography, geophysics, marine ecology, marine chemistry, etc.

Type of research institution
governmental, national governmental, local
international academic
private other:


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