Valery Semenov           

Valerii Semenov, Ph.D.

Research Scientist
Laboratory of Permafrost Geothermics

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Tel.: 7-4112-390823

Education and Degrees

  • Ph.D. (Geology & Mineralogy), Melnikov Permafrost Institute, 2018. Dissertation: Subsurface Temperature Distribution and Permafrost in the Vilyui Basin
  • M.S. (Geocryology), Yakutsk State University, 2008

Research Interests

  • Regional geocryological and geothermal investigations
  • Permafrost distribution and thickness in geological structures of the Siberian Craton

Current and Recent Projects

  • Participant, SB RAS Basic Research Project, 2021-2025: The Thermal Field and Permafrost in Northeastern Russia: Controls and Dynamics
  • Co-Investigator, SB RAS Interdisciplinary Integrated Project II.1, 2018-2020: Reconstructing the Late Pleistocene and Holocene Permafrost and Subsurface Temperature in the Vilyui Basin – Block 1. Permafrost Reconstruction During the Last 150,000 Years with Consideration of Climatic and Environmental Change and Subsurface Hydrodynamic Processes (Principal Investigator: Mikhail Zhelezniak)
  • Participant, SB RAS Basic Research Project IX.135.2.1, 2017-2020: Subsurface Temperature Field and Permafrost Transformation in Northern Asia and Central Asian Mountains – Block 1. Understanding the Development of Subsurface Temperature Fields and Permafrost in Major Tectonic Structures of the Siberian Platform (Principal Investigator: Mikhail Zhelezniak, D.Sc.)
  • Participant, Contract Project, Larionov Institute of Physical and-Technical Problems of the North, Yakutsk, 2018-2020: Investigation of Permafrost Changes and Assessment of Related Hazards on Linear Infrastructure in the Power of Siberia Pipeline Corridor in a Changing Climate (Principal Investigator: Vera Samsonova)
  • Principal Investigator, Contract Project, 2017: Permafrost Thermal Investigations in the Arkachan Area
  • Principal Investigator, Contract Project, Mineral OOO, Yakutsk: Reconnaissance Study of the Northern and Southern Flanks of the Pologoe Gold and Antimony Field

Field Work

  • 2020 Geothermal measurements in deep boreholes, data collection from the permafrost monitoring network, Vilyui Basin
  • 2018-2020 Permafrost and terrain investigations along the Power of Siberia Pipeline corridor
  • 2009-present, Vilyui Basin (Vilyui, Kobyai and Zhigansk areas, west-central Yakutia)
  • 2018-2019 Amur Region and southern Yakutia (the Power of Siberia Pipeline corridor)
  • 2008-2016 southern Yakutia (Elkon Horst, Aldan-Stanovoy Upland, Nepa-Botuoba High)
  • 2008 Nezhdaninsky gold deposit
  • 2007 western Yakutia (East-Siberia-Pacific Oil Pipeline route)


  • Zhelezniak M.N., Zhizhin V.I., Shipitsina L.I., Sivtsev D.I., Semenov V.P. The Geocryological Database of the Vilyui Basin. Rospatent Registration Certificate No. 2016620833 of June 21, 2016.