Leading researcher at the Arctic and Antarctic Research Institute (AARI) in St. Petersburg, Doctor of Physics and Mathematics.
Born in Leningrad (now St. Petersburg) in 1960.
In 1982, he graduated cum laude from the Leningrad Hydrometeorological Institute (renamed Russian State Hydrometeorological University) with a degree in oceanology. After three years in the army, where he served as a conscript in 1982-1984, Mr. Ivanov worked at the Leningrad Hydrometeorological Institute and simultaneously completed postgraduate studies and the mathematics and software engineering courses at Leningrad State University.
In 1990, he accepted a job at AARI. From 2001 to 2009, Mr. Ivanov also worked at Plymouth University (UK), University of Alaska Fairbanks (USA) and the Scottish Marine Institute at Oban (UK).
He has participated in 20 marine expeditions, 15 of them in the Arctic Ocean, and is the author of over 100 published research papers.