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

At the moment we are busy assisting the preparations for the expedition “Arctic Century” to the Laptev Sea.

Best regards and stay healthy!

The OSL Team

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)