Physical Oceanography Laboratory


(954) 262-3659


As well as being a professor at NSU, Dr. Soloviev is also an Adjunct Professor at the University of Miami Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science and a Fellow at the Cooperative Institute for Marine and Atmospheric Studies (CIMAS). He has been a Visiting Scientist at the University of Hawaii and the University of Hamburg as well as a Scientist in the two leading institutions of the former Soviet Academy of Sciences, P.P. Shirshov Institute of Oceanology and A.M. Oboukhov Institute of Atmospheric Physics

He has several major oceanographic and air-sea interactions and is the author and co-author of more than 70 research articles published in peer-reviewed journals. In co-authorship with Prof. Roger Lukas from the University of Hawaii, he wrote a monograph "The Near-Surface Layer of the Ocean: Structure, Dynamics, and Applications", published by Springer. He teaches graduate courses, including Concepts of Physical Oceanography, Fluid Mechanics, and Biophysical Interactions in the Ocean.

Research Focus

This multidisciplinary laboratory focuses on physical oceanography and its uses with biology, meteorology, environmental impacts, environmental engineering, and the implementation of new SAR satellites. These research projects focus from local Florida to global projects.

Research Activities

  • Long-term observations of the Florida Current and electromagnetic research in the Straits of Florida
  • Hurricane intensity prediction
  • Implementation of a new generation of synthetic aperture radar (SAR) satellites
  • Transport of Hydrocarbon in the Environment using in-situ and satellite observations for the identification and tracking of oil spills.
  • Artificial upwelling using the energy of surface waves that can potentially help to mitigate local environmental extremes.