Abandoned marine institute on Kola Peninsula.
Murmansk Marine Biological Institute (MMBI) is the oldest institution of the Kola Scientific Center of the Russian Academy of Sciences. Since 1935, the Institute has been conducting complex investigations of Nordic seas from Iceland to the Laptev Sea, with the aim of exploiting their natural resources. MMBI research activities are mostly directed towards solution of actual problems of climate, marine periglacial, quaternary and current ecology, aquaculture, bioresources and environmental safety. The ecosystem monitoring of the Northern Sea Route, atomic fleet bases, and other water areas exposed to anthropogenic impacts, is the foreground task. MMBI develops marine biotechnologies and prediction models for oceanologic processes, and environmental and engineering strategies to be applied to Arctic and southern seas.