Experimental marine stations

 Experimental Marine Stations (EMS)

The Institute disposes of two marine scientific experimental stations (EMS) located on the shore of the Sea of Japan: “Schultz Cape EMS” and “Popov Island EMS".

Several research equipment installations were created at the “Cape Shultz” EMS:

  • seismic and hydrophysical polygon for shelf-zone integrated monitoring
  • providing quantitative control of background characteristics of hydro and seismic fields;
  • a remote optical sensing kit collecting information about the state of the sea surface and bio-optical sea water characteristics;
  • an acoustic sounding complex for experiments on the effect of multiscale inhomogeneities in sea water on sound propagation;
  • acoustic sounding system for long-term experimental studies of sound backscatter and identification of multiscale inhomogeneities.

“Popov Island” EMS is equipped with a geomagnetic field monitoring point. A magnetic-field variation deviation record station for its maintenance and a toolkit for monitoring ring magnetic-field variations with a system binding the data to the world time are installed at the point.
The EMS uses local networks based on the telecommunications network backbone radio channel of the Peter the Great Bay which are connected to the Far East Branch, thus providing  full access to information resources to the FEB staff expeditionary groups.