S. A. Dobrolyubov, the Russian oceanologist, Doctor of Science (Geography) (1996), professor (1998), corresponding member of the Russian Academy of Sciences (2006), deputy dean (1999), head of Department of Oceanology (2006) and dean (since 2015) of the Geography Faculty of Lomonosov Moscow State University (MSU), was born in Moscow on October 24, 1958.

In 1980 he graduated from the MSU Geography Faculty majoring in “Oceanology”. He described quantitatively for the first time the oceanic link of global hydrological cycle, revealed the causes for the formation of inter-ocean conveyor, and determined the role of major water masses of the World Ocean in the global freshwater balance and heat transfer. He was a participant of seven oceanic expeditions in the Atlantic Ocean in the framework of WOCE (World Ocean Circulation Experiment) and CLIVAR (Climate Variability) international programs. He heads the specialized Dissertation Board on Hydrometeorology at the MSU Geography Faculty. He is a member of the Presidium of the Russian Geographic Society, the National Committee of Scientific Committee on Oceanic Research (SCOR), and expert councils in different organizations and funds including the international ones. He is the editor-in-chief of Moscow State University Bulletin (Geography Series) journal, the deputy editor-in-chief of Geography, Environment, Sustainability journal, and a member of the editorial board of Oceanology journal.

Being the dean of the MSU Geography Faculty, he coordinates the scientific work of more than 1000 specialists including about 100 PhDs. He repeatedly headed the integrated works including the oceanological subject matter (projects of the Caspian Environmental Program, Federal Task Program “The World Ocean”, grants of Russian Geographic Society, etc.). S. A. Dobrolyubov lectures at the MSU Geography Faculty, actively works in the Learning and Teaching Association of Universities, participated in the development of National Standards on Hydrometeorology and Oceanology for all levels of higher professional education including the Master’s programme and postgraduate course.

The main research results of S. A. Dobrolyubov were published in the following journals: Doklady Earth Sciences; Proceedings of Russian Academy of Sciences (Geography Series); Russian Meteorology and Hydrology; Oceanology; Moscow State University Bulletin (Geography Series) ; Deep-Sea Research; Physics and Chemistry of the Earth; International WOCE Newsletter as well as in monographs: The Role of World Ocean Water Masses in Global Freshwater Balance and Heat Transfer (1996); Fundamentals of Sea Water Thermodynamics (1998, jointly with V. S. Arkhipkin); Oceanology. Physical Properties of Sea Water (2005, jointly with V. S. Arkhipkin); Hydrology (2005, 2007, 2008, jointly with V. N. Mikhailov and A. D. Dobrovol’skii).

S. A. Dobrolyubov is a laureate of the Grant of the President of the Russian Federation for supporting the studies of young researcher–PhDs (1996–1998). He was awarded the medal to the Order "For Merit to the Fatherland" of the 2nd class (2000).

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