Institute of Cosmophysical Research and Radio Wave Propagation of the Far Eastern Branch of Russian Academy of Science (IKIR FEB RAS) was organized in 1987 on the basis of complex magneto-ionospheric stations which had been founded in early 60-ies. IKIR is located in Paratunka, 26 km to the West from Petropavlovsk-Kamchatskiy.


IKIR FEB RAS includes five observatories, located in Kamchatka, Magadan, Sakhalin and Khabarovsk regions and two field stations in Kamchatka.

Main scientific areas

  • Physics of solar-terrestrial relations;
  • Fundamental problems of radio wave propagation;
  • Radiophysical and acoustic methods for environment diagnostics.