The Station is owned by the Institute for Biological Problems of the Cryolithozone (Siberian Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences). It is situated in the Kytalyk Wildlife Reserve, located on the north bank of the Berelekh River in Northeastern Yakutia in Russian Federation. The nearest town is Chokurdakh.
The station was established in 2001 by the Siberian Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences and the Vrije University of Amsterdam with financial support from the government of Netherlands and with permission and help of the Ministry for Nature Protection of the Republic of Yakutia.
The interdisciplinary research mainly focus on studies of the environmental conditions and the role of permafrost ecosystems in climate change.