September 25 - 27 2015 г.

The conference is held in the format of plenary and invited talks on research results at Vostok station, in particular, subglacial Lake Vostok and the development of the scientific program of comprehensive research, in particular, the water column and sediments of subglacial Lake Vostok in the coming years (5 – 10 years).

The main conference topics:

  • Geophysical studies at the Vostok station
  • Glaciological studies at the Vostok station
  • Astrobiology experiments at the Vostok station

Surface exposure of biomaterial and cosmic dust collection in surface snow and air (aerosols)

  • Subglacial Lake Vostok and habitats for life

After more than 20 years of planning, major progress has been made in attempts to entry and sample the subglacial Lake Vostok…The meeting brings experts from different fields of expertise to share the results and to plan future research. The scientific goals are ultimately to identify and understand life in the extreme environment of the lake Vostok and to acquire climate records from lake-floor sediments.

  • Sedimentary records in the subglacial Lake Vostok
  • Technological challenges in the exploration of the subglacial Lake Vostok

If you can’t attend the conference, please register in the REGISTRATION section and take virtual participation in the development of interdisciplinary research program “Vostok” (astronomy – space, the atmosphere, the surface of snow and ice, the glacier sheet and the subglacial Lake Vostok). 

The working languages – Russian and English (it is desirable to make presentation slides in English).

Download Conference poster

The conference is hosted by: 

Petersburg Nuclear Physics Institute (PNPI) NRC KI

Arctic and Antarctic Research Institute (AARI) SRC

National mineral resources university (MU)

Conference venue  – Hotel Park-Inn Pulkovskaya, St Petersburg, Victory squire, 1

How to reach – very very easy!

Airport Pulkovo 1

Take bus no. 39 and take off stop Victory squire (in front of monument). The hotel is just behind of monument (impossible to miss!). Further follow arrows… Travel time 15 min.

25 September - conference dinner

27 September - visit to PNPI NRC KI

Conference Fee is 2500 roubles for participants from Russia and 100$ for foreign participants. Conference dinner is about 1500 roubles (today’s price) (on a double-decked boat on the Neva river). Payment in roubles should be done via bank transfer, Fee for the conference dinner – at the registration desk before the conference. Details of the bank account will be given later. Conference Fee is waved for students and postgraduate students.


Lidiya Rusinova

Tel : 8-81371-4-69-64, Этот адрес электронной почты защищен от спам-ботов. У вас должен быть включен JavaScript для просмотра.

Natalya Basargina (finance officer)

Tel: 8-81371-4-64-68, Этот адрес электронной почты защищен от спам-ботов. У вас должен быть включен JavaScript для просмотра.