Laboratory for Marine Physics, Shirshov Institute of Oceanology of Russian Academy of Sciences

LAboratory for Marine Physics (LAMP) is a subdivision of the Atlantic Branch of Shirshov Institute of Oceanology, one of the largest research institutions of the Russian Academy of Sciences.

Located by the Baltic Sea, the Laboratory enjoys the opportunity of year-round investigations of hydrophysical processes in the sea, as well as contamination of its waters, bottom and beach sediments by plastic litter and microplastics particles.


The key topics under investigation are the microplastic contamination of the marine environment and the role of the Cold Intermediate Layer in general overturning circulation of the Baltic Sea. Physical oceanography, applied mathematics, and numerical modeling compose educational background of all the laboratory members.

On-going projects:

MARBLE-Boundaries (RSF 19-17-00041-extension), MARBLE (RSF 23-27-00150)