TTR EXECUTIVES
Dr. Grigorii G. Akhmanov

UNESCO-MSU Centre for Marine Geosciences
Faculty of Geology
Moscow State University

Vorobjevy Gory, Moscow,
119899, Russia

tel: +7 095 939 30 22
tel/fax: +7 095 939 49 17

Email: akhmanov@geol.msu.ru


Dr. Andrey M. Akhmetzhanov

Lukoil Overseas

London, United Kingdom

Email: a.akhmetzhanov@gmail.com


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Dr. Adriano Mazzini

University of Oslo

Seam Saelamsvei 24, Blindern

0316, Oslo Norway

tel: +47 228 56108
tel/fax: +47
228 55101

Email: adriano.mazzini@fys.uio.no

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HONORARY TTR EXECUTIVES
Dr. Neil H. Kenyon (Co-ordinator)

Challenger Division, Southampton Oceanography Centre,

Empress Dock, Southampton, SO14 3ZH, U.K.
tel.: +44 2380 596570
fax.: +44 2380 596554

Email: n.kenyon@soc.soton.ac.uk

Dr. Alexei Suzyumov
Responsible, TTR programme Science Sector, UNESCO

1, rue Miollis, 75732 Paris cedex, France

tel:+33 1 4568 39 65

fax:+33 1 4568 58 08

Email: a.suzyumov@unesco.org


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THE ROOTS OF TTR: MICHAEL IVANOV, 1945-2012









Prof. Michael Ivanov
Chairholder, UNESCO Chair in Marine Geosciences UNESCO-MSU Centre for Marine Geosciences

Faculty of Geology, Moscow State University

Vorobjevy Gory, Moscow, 119899, Russia
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Michael Ivanov









Mikhail Ivanov (24.10.1945 – 15.02.2012) became widely known to the international scientific community from the early 1990s when he finally convinced a group of academics from Western Europe to launch, under the auspices of UNESCO and its Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission (IOC), an innovative program in marine geosciences that would seek achieving more effective training of students and young researchers through their participation in advanced multidisciplinary research works.
The founding group formulated the program’s guiding principle as Training-through-Research (TTR). It was decided to concentrate research efforts on the most intriguing scientific issues and make a research vessel an annual floating university with shipboard training in science. The first TTR cruise was carried out in the summer of 1991.
The Training-through-Research approach promoted by M. Ivanov soon became very popular because it was exceptionally successful.Under his leadership and in cooperation with many other partners, the TTR cruises (of which M. Ivanov was the organizer and permanent Co-chief Scientist) conducted detailed studies of mud volcano processes, diapirism, fluids’ discharge and related phenomena of mass input
from the geosphere into the hydrosphere and biosphere on Atlantic margins and adjacent seas, and contributed to research on environment-specific ecosystems of deep-water coral reefs. Pioneering studies of gas hydrates were undertaken as well as that of deep-water sedimentary depositional systems (modern analogues of ancient oil reservoirs) and processes of their formation on continental margins.

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