Russian Federation

UNESCO Chair in Marine Geology and Geophysics (189), established in 1994 at Moscow State University (Russian Federation).


Marine geology and geophysics.


The specific objectives of the Chair are: 

  • To enhance the activities of the Floating University (Training-through-Research) project of the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission (IOC) of UNESCO and in particular to serve as a focal point for the network.
  • To co-operate with all interested universities and research centres in advanced training for under- and post-graduate students in the field of marine geology and geophysics, through Training-through-Research approach.
  • To develop inter-university programmes leading to master of science and Ph. D. degrees.

Host Institution

UNESCO Sector/Office responsible for the Chair/Network

Natural Sciences, UNESCO Office in Moscow.


Progress report 2008-2010 (short version)


Prof Dr Grigorii Akhmanov, UNESCO Chairholder

Moscow State University, Faculty of Geology

E-Mail: akhmanov(at)

Phone: +7 495 939 32 60

Fax: +7 495 939 49 17

Leninskie Gory, GSP 1
Moscow 119991
Russian Federation