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WSBS Facilities

Unique spirit of the science village, with life and everyday routine dedicated to the interests of science and learning; isolation from the outside world, marine excursions on the WSBS research vessels, excursions in the station surroundings led by the WSBS research stuff - all this contributes to the station's charm and attractiveness. Please use our facilities with care and consideration for others.

Labs and Equipment
Labs can accommodate up to 180 researchers during the summer period, and up to 50 during the winter time. The station provides guest scientists and students with basic scientific equipment, lab glassware, binocular microscopes, aquariums etc.

Molecular Biology Lab
WSBS has a well-equipped molecular biology lab.


Computers, Internet, and wi-fi.
Computer Lab with Internet connection is on the second floor of the Aquarial building. Some other labs of the building also have computers. You can bring your own notebooks. WSBS has wi-fi zones, for free.

Aquarial Building

The Aquarial building has aquariums with sea water supply.

WSBS provides rowing boats for work in the coastal area and larger vessels with nets, trawls and other sampling equipment.

Diving Team

WSBS SCUBA-Diving Team provides researchers and students with unique fresh samples and live species, collecting them with minimum damage to bentic communities. Details.

Excursions and Field trips

WSBS research staff can arrange special excursions and provide all necessary assistance with regard to the organization of fieldwork, sampling, etc.

WSBS Library contains more than 35,000 items, including scientific publications, periodicals, and fiction; in Russian, English, German, French, and other languages.





Conference Hall
WSBS aquarial building is proud of its conference hall with circa 100 seats.

June 2019
Summer course on embryology of marine invertebrates


White Sea Biological Station


White Sea Biological Station, Poselok Primorskiy,
Republic Karelia, RUSSIA

Tel/fax: +7 (815) 33-64-516

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