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Publication date: 3 October 2016. A. Odincova

October 3, 2016. Congress of young geographers "GeoPoisk 2016" has opened in Tver. More than 200 representatives of Russian universities participated in the event. The Congress focused on two major geographic anniversaries - the 80th anniversary of the opening of the Tver State University, Faculty of Natural Sciences and Geography and the 70th anniversary of the creation of the regional branch of the Russian Geographical Society. The main objectives of the Congress are to promote scientific and educational projects involving young geographers, to identify and support talented researchers, promoting the development of national and international academic mobility of scientists and experts in the framework of development of a personnel reserve system and academic exchange.

Research Fellow, Sector of innovative projects of GC RAS Olga Samokhina addressed the Congress on the topic "Innovative approach to visualization - spherical screen as a method of representation of geodata and tools of teaching natural sciences", and delivered a presentation of digital demonstration complex with a spherical projection screen. Her presentation aroused great interest among the students and teachers at the University.

September 11, 2017. Director of GC RAS Academician Alexey Gvishiani was elected a member of the European Academy ("Academia Europaea") in the section EARTH & COSMIC SCIENCES.

September 6, 2017. A press conference was held at the Central House of Journalists at a regular meeting in the frame of "Scientific Wednesdays" with the presentation "System Analysis of Earth Data for Reducing Natural and Technogenic Disasters" by Director of the Geophysical Center of the Russian Academy of Sciences Academician Alexey Dzhermenovich Gvishiani. The head of GC RAS spoke about the work of the institute, importance of geomagnetic studies and their practical application, international cooperation with foreign research institutes and forthcoming elections at the Russian Academy of Sciences. During the meeting, the GC RAS scientists presented a digital innovative spherical screen. At the end of the presentation, Director of GC RAS gave an interview to the journalists.

August 23, 2017. Corresponding Member of the Russian Academy of Sciences and Deputy Director for Science of the Geophysical Center A. Soloviev was appointed Delegate of RAS to the International Association of Geomagnetism and Aeronomy (IAGA), replacing Director of the Geophysical Center Academician A. Gvishiani. At the same time, A. Gvishiani remains the national representative in the International Union of Geodesy and Geophysics (IUGG), which includes IAGA.

July 3, 2017. School of Young Scientists "Methods for the integrated assessment of seismic hazard" has opened at the Shmidt Institute of Physics of the Earth (IPE RAS). The School was organized by GC RAS within the framework of the Russian Science Foundation (RNF) project No. 15-17-30020 "Application of system analysis for seismic hazard assessment in Russian regions".