Nikolay Adrov, an oceanologist and a candidate of Geographical Sciences, turned 75 years old

Nikolai Adrov

One of the oldest members of the Murmansk Regional Branch of the Russian Geographical Society and a leading researcher at the Murmansk Marine Biological Institute Nikolai Adrov celebrated his 75th birthday on October 19.


Nikolai Adrov was born in the village of Umba of the Tersky district located in the Murmansk region. He graduated from the Faculty of Oceanology of the Leningrad Hydrometeorological Institute in 1975 and continued with his postgraduate studies at the Institute of Oceanology until 1984. In 1974 he became an employee of the Murmansk Marine Biological Institute of the Kola Scientific Center of the Russian Academy of Sciences, then, in 1990, he became a senior researcher, head of the laboratory. He has been a leading researcher of the Oceanography Department of the MMBI since 1992. In 1964-1979, he participated in various expeditions in the North Atlantic and the Arctic. He is a specialist in the field of studies of the relationship between the physical and hydrochemical characteristics of ocean waters for the purpose of indirect estimates of energy costs and metabolism in the ocean–atmosphere–biosphere system. In 2001-2010, he worked at the universities of Murmansk and the Murmansk branch of the St. Petersburg State University of Water Communications. Nikolai Adrov is author of about 100 scientific papers, 5 monographs and 3 textbooks on the history and methodology of marine research, on of creators of marine atlases, including "Construction of water masses of the Barents Sea and their use for solving problems of hydrometeorological and fishing forecasting" (Apatity, 1988), "Transformation of water masses of the Gulf Stream system" (Apatity, 1993), "1000 years of the Barents Sea studies" (Murmansk, 2002), "The quantitative definition of the Barents Sea Atlantic Water mapping of the annual climatic cycle and interannual variability" (London, 2003), etc.

Academic degrees and scientific activity: Candidate of Geographical Sciences, scientific and pedagogical worker.

Achievements: author of more than 100 scientific and popular scientific works, 5 monographs and 3 textbooks.

Expedition activity: 10 years of work in the expeditions of the North Atlantic and the Arctic Ocean.

Hobbies: painting, music, poetry