The Russian Geographical Society expresses its deepest condolences to the family, friends, colleagues and students of Russian State Hydrometeorological University on the death of the rector of the university Lev Nikollaevich Karlin, Doctor of Physical and Mathematical Sciences, Professor, Honored Worker of Higher Education of the Russian Federation, Honorary worker of the Hydrometeorological Service of the Russian Federation.
L.N. Karlin was born on December 27, 1947 in Leningrad. In 1971 he graduated with honors from Leningrad Hydrometeorological Institute (now Russian State Hydrometeorological University) majoring in oceanography. Mr. Karlin’s educational and scientific activities were connected with this wonderful university. There he worked his way up from an assistant to the rector, defended his master’s thesis (1975) and doctoral (1988) thesis.
Prominent scientist and organizer of science, L. N. Karlin made a significant contribution to the development of the physics of the ocean, the scientific foundations of coastal natural resources and environmental protection. He organized numerous scientific marine expeditions. The research carried out under his leadership contributed to the preservation and sustainable use of ecosystems of the Baltic, Barents and White seas.
L.N. Karlin led major research projects, among which the Federal Target Program "The World Ocean", UNESCO projects, a number of educational, environmental and other projects. Their results have been used in the environmental and economic activities. L.N. Karlin's numerous published articles and monographs are also his great scientific legacy.
Mr. Karlin was a member of the editorial board of journal "The Russian Geographical Society Herald", "Biosphere", "Oceanology", "Scientific RSHU notes" , was a member of the Expert Council of the Marine Board of the Government of the Russian Federation, National Oceanographic Commission of UNESCO, the Marine Board of the Government of St. Petersburg, led teaching unions for Higher Education in the field of hydrometeorology.
Mr. Karlin was a member of the Scientific Council and a member of the Russian Geographical Society, took an active part in many of its activities.
Cherished memory of Lev Nikolayevich Karlin - great scientist, talented leader and teacher, wonderful person will forever be in our hearts.