The main objective of the Institute is connected with fundamental and applied scientific research with the aim of obtaining of a new scientific knowledge in the field of a hydrobiology, hydroecology, and ichthyology, a conservation of aquatic living resources, rational nature management taking into account the forecasts and world trends in the development of science and technology, the state of the market of scientific and technical products.
In 2016, the Presidium of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine approved the following main scientific directions of the Institute's research:
This journal contains original articles in aquatic biology and aquatic ecosystems. The journal publishes in the area of physiology, biochemistry, systematics, ecology and conservation of freshwater fish, invertebrates, vascular plants, zoo- and phytoplankton, as well as freshwater quality and toxicology. While most of the papers deal with inland waters, the journal also publishes articles reporting on expeditionary work, especially the Antarctic and tropical seas. Hydrobiological Journal is valuable to freshwater and marine biologists and chemists, limnologists, environmental scientists, oceanographers, and toxicologists.More