Torgovkin Y 
Yaroslav Torgovkin, Ph.D.

Head, Laboratory of GIS and Mapping

РИНЦ Author ID: 120968 (
ORCID ID: 0000-0002-7146-0798
Web of Science ResearcherID: AAD-2134-2019
Scopus ID: 6504170111

Tel.: +7-4112-390875


  • Ph.D. (Geography), Permafrost Institute, 2005. Dissertation: Landscape Indication and Mapping of Geocryological Conditions in the Lena River Basin
  • M.S. (Geography), Yakutsk State University, 1982

Research Interests

  • mapping of permafrost landscapes
  • geoinformation technologies
  • spatiotemporal analysis

Current and Recent Projects

  • SB RAS Basic Research Project, 2021-2025: Geocryological Processes and Hazards in Permafrost Landscapes of Eastern Siberia (Co-Investigator)
  • Public Contract OK 2154, Sakha (Yakutia) Public Roads Administration, 2020-2021: Establishment of an Experimental Test Site Network on Regional Roads in the Sakha (Yakutia) Permafrost Zone for Embankment Stability Research (Participant)
  • Contract Project, Institut Giprostroymost St Petersburg AO, 2020: Permafrost Characterization for the Lena River Toll Bridge Project Site Investigation (Co-Investigator)
  • SB RAS Basic Research Project IX.127.2.3 (2017-2020): Integrated Studies to Understand the Dynamics of Natural and Human-Affected Landscapes in the East Siberian Permafrost Region – Block 4. GIS Mapping of Permafrost and Related Landscapes in East Siberia (Principal Investigator)
  • RFBR Project 18-45-140046, 2018-2020: Development of GIS Models of Permafrost-Landscape Evolution in the Republic of Sakha (Yakutia) (Co-Investigator)
  • Contract Project, Sakhatelecom Co. (Yakutsk), 2019: Identifying Potential Thermokarst Areas along the Proposed Fiber Optic Cable Line from Mirny to Suntar to Vilyuisk (Participant)
  • RFBR–Russian Geographical Society Project 17-05-41079\18 (2017-2019): 1:2,500,000-Scale Mapping of Upper Permafrost Parameters, Eastern Russian Arctic (Co-Investigator)
  • Contract Project, Giprosvyaz PAO, Sakhatelecom (Yakutsk), 2018: Guidelines for Selecting Burial Depth of Fiber Optic Cables with Permissible Crush (0.4 kN/cm2 to 7 kN/cm2) and Tensile (7 kN/cm2 to 40 kN/cm2) Loads in the Active Layer of Permafrost in Amga, Mege-Khangalas, Ust-Aldan, Khangalas, Churapcha, Tatta and Olekminsk Districts, Sakha (Yakutia) (Participant)
  • RFBR-Republic of Sakha/Yakutia Grant 12-05-98501-р_восток_а (2012-2014): Engineering-Geocryological Mapping of North-Eastern Russia at a Scale of 1:2,500,000 (Co-Investigator)
  • Republic of Sakha (Yakutia) Contract No. 1135 of June 17, 2011 (2011-2013): Engineering-Geological Mapping of the Republic of Sakha (Yakutia) at a Scale of 1:1,500,000 (Co-Investigator)

Field Work

  • 2020 Lena River Toll Bridge Project area – UAV and ground survey for detailed landscape characterization, active-layer thickness measurements
  • 1985–present – field investigations in various regions of Yakutia (Verkhoyansk, Mirny, Verkhnevilyisk, Megino-Kangalassky, Churapcha, Ust-Aldan, Nam)
  • 1980-1985 – field investigations in the Lower and Middle Kolyma areas


  • Member, Russian Geographical Society

Teaching and Supervision Activities

  • Member of examination and attestation committees for graduate degrees in the North-Eastern Federal University, Institute of Natural Sciences
  • Graduate student supervision (E. Nesterova, MPI Graduate Study Program)

Honours and Awards

  • 2020 Siberian Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences Commendation
  • 2017 Republic of Sakha (Yakutia) Head’s Letter of Appreciation