Sergey Shapovalov
SCOR Vice President (2014-2018)

Dr. Sergey Shapovalov is head of the Center for Coordination of Ocean Research in the P.P. Shirshov Institute of Oceanology of the Russian Academy of Sciences (SIO RAS). His PhD thesis was devoted to the study of inertial period internal waves. Dr. Shapovalov earned his PhD in 1979 from SIO RAS, where he has worked since 1973. During his time in the Institute of Oceanology, Dr. Shapovalov has been a seagoing oceanographer and took part in the 18 long-term scientific cruises. In 1988, he changed his place of work to the Oceanographic Commission of the Presidium of the Russian Academy of Sciences and returned to the Institute as head of the Center in 1998. The main objective of the Centre is to coordinate research of oceans and seas on the domestic and international level. Dr. Shapovalov is a member of the Russian National Oceanographic Commission of the Ministry of Education and Science of Russia. For several years, he was a member of the Board of Directors of the Pacific Congress on Marine Science and Technology (PACON). Dr. Shapovalov has been Executive Secretary of the Russian National Committee for SCOR for many years also. Currently, his research interests include many areas, but primarily the physical processes of interaction at the ocean-air and ocean-bottom boundaries.