The Otto Schmidt Laboratory (OSL):

  • Provides a basis for Russian-German research projects

  • Offers logistical support for scientific projects, expeditions and working meetings

  • Is an analytical laboratory

  • Promotes young talents

We are happy to announce that the OSL has been reopened to the public. If you are planning to visit the OSL, please contact us at

Best regards and stay healthy!

The OSL Team



The Russian-German-Swiss expedition ARCTIC CENTURY returned with valuable samples and data to study the effects of climate change in the Russian Arctic. We are pleased that the OSL team was able to contribute to the planning and execution of this important expedition.

How to contact us


Otto Schmidt Laboratory for Polar and Marine Research
Arctic and Antarctic Research Institute
38, ul. Beringa
199397 St. Petersburg

Tel.: +7-812-337-3196
Fax: +7-812-337-3204

Working hours:

Monday - Thursday: 9:00 - 18:00 (MSK)

Friday: 9:00 - 17:00 (MSK)