MPI works closely with Russian and foreign partners both on bilateral, multidisciplinary national and multinational programs. The following is a listing of our past and present partnerships.



Circumpolar Active Layer Monitoring (CALM) program

GAME (GEWEX Asian Monsoon Experiment)-Siberia Project

Arctic Monitoring and Assessment Programme

Arctic Coastal Dynamics (ACD) Project

Global Terrestrial Network for Permafrost (GTN-P)



Environmental Research and Monitoring of the Atmosphere and Oceans

Acid Rain Sub-Project

The Northern Forum

INTAS 06-100025-9220. Assessment of the Feasibility of CO2 Storage in the Russian Permafrost


EcoLab – Laboratoire d’écologie fonctionnelle (UMR 5245 CNRS-UPS-INPT), Toulouse, France

  • Joint studies as part of EC FP-7 TOMCAR-Permafrost (Terrestrial Organic Matter Characterization in Arctic Rivers Through Molecular and Isotopic Analysis), 2013-2017

UMR 8148 IDES CNRS, Université Paris-Sud, France

  • Evolution of permafrost landscape on the floodplain of the LenaRiver near Yakutsk, 2008-2011.



Alfred Wegener Institute, Helmholtz Centre for Polar and Marine Research (AWI)

  • Rahmenabkommen über Die Zusammenarbeit Auf Dem Gebiet Der Paläokryologischen und Paläogeographischen Untersuchungen in Jakutien im Zeitraum 2013 Bis 2020

of Geography, University of Bremen

  • GIS Based Three-Dimensional Urban and Landscape Ecological Model and an Environmental Atlas for the Yakutsk Region, Eastern Siberia, as a Basis for Sustainable Land Use
  • Planning and Development in a High Continental, Boreal Permafrost Determined, Urban and Rural Environment, 2003-2005

University of Bayreuth

of Göttingen

 University Munich

Institute of Soil Science, Leibniz Universität Hannover

Institut für Geographie, Universität Leipzig

  • Evolution of thermokarst landscapes in Central Yakutia



Research Institute for Global Change (Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology)

  • Suntar Khayata Observational Research, 2012-2014.
  • Land Surface Observation of Heat/Water/Vegetation Conditions in Yakutia, 1996-2014.

National Institute for Environmental Studies

  • Project of the Vertical Profile Measurement of Greenhouse Gases Concentration in the Troposphere by an Airplane
  • Project of Greenhouse Gases Monitoring on the Ground Station in Yakutsk

Research Institute for Humanity and Nature

  • Global Warming and the Human-Nature Dimension in Siberia: Social Adaptation to the Changes of the Terrestrial Ecosystem, with an Emphasis on Water Environments, 2010-2014 
  • Study of forest disturbance and permafrost dynamics in modern climate conditions, 2010-2014
  • Water balance of thermokarst lakes at modern climate changes, 2010-2014
  • Effects of Climate Change on Recharge, Regime and Discharge of Suprapermafrost and Intrapermafrost Water in Central Yakutia, 2010-2014
  • Thermo-erosional gullies in central Yakutia
  • Thermokarst activization in last decades and its influence on life and economy
  • Geo-environmental studies on landscape-climate changes in the Alazeya River basin

National Institute for Polar Research

  • Suntar Khayata Observational Research 2012-2014 
  • Geochemical Investigation of Snow Cover in East Siberia, 1999-2001

Hokkaido University

  • Environmental Change and Its Effects on the Global Warming in Siberian Permafrost Region, 1999-2006
  • RFBR-JSPS Grant 06-05-91563 YF_a: Study on Effect of Large-scale Forest Fires in Boreal Forest on the Carbon Cycle, 2006-2008
  • Project for Permafrost Disturbance and Induced Emission of Greenhouse Gases, 1999-2003



Institute of Geography, Kazakhstan

Margulan Institute of Archaeology


Institute of Geocology, MAS

Republic of Korea

Korea Institute of Construction Technology



Geophysical Institute, University of Alaska, Fairbanks

  • Russian-US Thermal State of Permafrost Project, 2013-2018

Department of Geography, George Washington University

  • Collaborative Research: Interactions Between Air Temperature, Permafrost and Hydrology in the High Latitudes of Eurasia, 2013-2015

Woods Hole Research Center

Department of Environmental Science & Policy, George Mason University



Federal University, Yakutsk

Lena Basin Water Management Office, Yakutsk

Institute for Biological Problems of Cryolithozone, Yakutsk

Institute of Northern Mining, Yakutsk

Larionov Institute of the Physical-Technical Problems of the North, Yakutsk

Yakutniproalmaz Diamond Research Institute, Alrosa, Mirny

Ust-Lena Nature Reserve, Tiksi

Yakutsk Branch of the Baikal State University of Economics and Law

OOO NVTs Geotechnologia, Yakutsk

YakutPNIIS - Yakut State Design, Scientific Research Institute of Construction

OAO YakutTISIZ, Yakutsk


Trofimuk Institute of Petroleum Geology and Geophysics, Novosibirsk

Sukachev Institute of Forest, Krasnoyarsk

Institute of Earth Cryosphere, Tyumen

OOO VNII-1, Magadan

Institute of Natural Resources Ecology and Cryology, Chita

Arctic and antarctic Research Institute, Saint Petersburq

VIRG-Rudgeofizika, St. Petersburg

Radionda Ltd., Moscow

Geological Research Institute for Construction (PNIIIS), Moscow

School of Geophysics, Russian State Geological Prospecting University, Moscow

OOO Ved, Moscow

Faculty of Geography, Moscow State University

Faculty of Geology, Moscow State University

V.I. Il’ichev Pacific Oceanological Institute, Vladivostok

Botanical Garden-Institute FEB RAS, Vladivostok

Pacific Institute of Geography, Vladivostok

Oil and Gas Research Institute, Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow

Nizhny Novgorod State University of Architecture and Civil Engineering