German-Russian cooperation in polar and marine sciences looks back on a long tradition: since 1993, bilateral research activities have included joint terrestrial and marine expeditions as well as a mutual exchange of scientists. Consequently, the vision of a German-Russian laboratory for polar and marine research emerged in the following years. In 1999, this vision was finally realized: the OSL was established at the AARI in St. Petersburg, Russia, in order to bundle the numerous bilateral research efforts and, moreover, to provide advanced qualification for future polar and marine scientists.

 

Since 1993
Bilateral expeditions to the Lena Delta and the Laptev Sea

1995
Agreement on Cooperation in the Field of Marine and Polar Research between the Federal Ministry of Education and Research of the Federal Republic of Germany and the Ministry of Education and Science of the Russian Federation

1999
The OSL is officially launched at the AARI in St. Petersburg, Russia.

2002
Russian-German Master Program for Polar and Marine Sciences POMOR