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

Due to the current development of the COVID-19 pandemic we have decided to close the OSL to the public until further notice. Most of the OSL team will work from home during the next weeks. The best way to contact us is via email:

To maintain the function of the analytical equipment and to control the safe storage of the sample material, the OSL will continue to operate with a small number of employees.

We would kindly like to apologize for the inconvenience this may cause.

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)