Cooperation with governmental organisations and scientific institutions in Russia and Germany forms the basis for the financial resources available to the OSL. Our partners are: The German Ministry of Education and Research, the Ministry of Science and Higher Education of the Russian Federation, the State Research Center Arctic and Antarctic Research Institute (AARI), the Alfred Wegener Institute, Helmholtz Centre for Polar and Marine Research (AWI), and the Helmholtz Center for Ocean Research (GEOMAR).