Pacific Geographical Institute
Far-Eastern Branch, Russian Academy of Sciences

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Scientific researches

According to the decision of FEB RAS and the RAS Branch of the Earth Sciences, PGI carries out scientific researches by three basic scientific directions:

  1. studies of the structure and dynamics of geographical systems in a transitory zone (land-ocean) and their modeling;

  2. studies of the ways of development and optimization of regional types of nature management, including coastal-sea on the basis of geoinformation technologies, elaboration of regional programs of sustainable nature management;

  3. studies of dynamics and interrelations between territorial nature-resource systems and territorial structures of economy and settlement, elaboration of the programs of sustainable development of the Russian Far Eastern territories taking into account integration processes in the Asian-Pacific region.

The following results of studies carried out by the scientists of the Pacific Geographical Institute of FEB RAS have deserved a special mention as the most significant onesfor the whole period of its existence:

A number of stationary stations and expedition bases was formed by the Pacific Geographical Institute of FEB RAS for many years of stationary studies in the Russian Far East. Some of them have been created in order to realize concrete projects. After the works were implemented, they were closed, preserved or transferred to other institutes of the RAS.

At present the Institute actively uses only two stationary stations: the Northeast scientific stationary station and a scientific experimental stationary station “Smichka”. At the Northeast scientific station located in settlement Chersky near the Kolyma River mouth of Republic Sakha-Yakutia the scientists of the Pacific Geographical Institute of FEB RAS carry out the studies of dynamics of the Arctic and Subarctic ecosystems over 30 years.

At present the studies on geochemistry of techntogenesis in different links of geosystems were carried out and are being carried out at the Scientific experimental stationary station “Smichka” located in Dalnegorsky Raion of Primorskii Krai. There the colleagues from other institutes of FEB RAS, geographical and soil faculties of the Moscow State University (Moscow), the Far Eastern Federal University (Vladivostok), from other institutes of Russia and also the foreign scientists from the USA, China, Japan and other countries conduct their studies. The stationary station is also used for educational trainings and industrial practices, first of all for the students of the Far Eastern Federal University and other educational institutions of the Far East, Siberia and the European part of the Russian Federation.

Over the last 10 years the Institute accomplished the following large research assignments funded from the state budget:

in 2006 - 2008

Theme 1. Study of structure and dynamics of main components of geosystems in transition zone "land-ocean" and their relationships at the regional and local levels.

Theme 2. Study of role of main natural resources in formation of natural resources management at various regional levels.

Theme 3. Development of methods for study of the territorial structure of economy and the region's population, geographic, demographic and health, and geopolitical factors dynamics and their relationship at the regional and local levels.

in 2009 - 2012

Theme 1. The ratio of natural and anthropogenic factors in dynamics of geosystems of various ranks and types and their components in the transition zone “land-ocean”.

Theme 2. Geographical factors of formation of regional systems for sustainable natural resources management in Northeast Asia and their relationship to the natural resource potential.

Theme 3. Geographical factors and problems of the balanced development and territorial network of regional structures of the economy and settlement in the Far East of Russia.

in 2013 -2016

Theme 1. Structure and functioning of geosystems of different ranks in the transition zone “land-ocean”, the ratio of natural and antoropogennyh factors in their dynamics.

Theme 2. Regional structures and environmental systems in the Far East of Russia, including those in trans-boundary regions, their stability and trends of transformation.

Theme 3. Geographical factors in the process of spatial transformation of local and regional structures of the economy and the population resettlement of the Pacific Russia under modernization.

Besides that, the Institute regularly carried out a row of applied researches and contractual studies related to large investment projects in the region, working out of development programs and strategies for regional and municipal administrative bodies in Primorskii Krai and Far East of Russia, funded by grant foundations, business, and from regional budgets correspondingly.