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Publication date: 1 December 2016. A. Odincova

December 1, 2016. Geophysical laboratory-observatory "Arti", established and maintained by Geophysical Center RAS and the Bulashevich Institute of Geophysics, UB RAS, celebrates its 180th anniversary.

Currently in the world there are thousands of geophysical observatories and stations on all continents and on the ocean floor. Stationary observations of geophysical fields play an important role in the study of near-Earth space, the internal structure of the Earth, as well as physical processes in its interior.

"Arti" is one of the oldest observatories in the Russian Federation, preserved from the time of the Russian Empire. The observatory received its modern name only in 1971 after the listing of the Soviet network geomagnetic stations. Currently the geophysical laboratory-observatory "Arti" is a subdivision of the Bulashevich Institute of Geophysics, UB RAS. The observatory is located 180 kilometers from Yekaterinburg at the outskirts of a small town called Arti. Dr. Sc. Oleg Alexandrovich Kusonsky is the head of the laboratory-observatory since 1992.

July 11, 2018. Corresponding member of the Russian Academy of Sciences, V. A. Petrov, head of the Geoinformatics Laboratory of IGEM RAS, visited GC RAS. The purpose of the visit was to participate in a working meeting in which A. Gvishiani, Director of the Geophysical Center, A. Soloviev, Deputy Director for Science, A. Rybkina, Deputy Director for Development, and researcher A. Odintsova participated.

July 6-10, 2018. Scientists of the Laboratory of Geoinformatics and Geomagnetic Studies D. V. Peregudov and M. N. Dobrovolsky took part in the joint event – the 26th Extended European Cosmic Ray Symposium and 35th Russian Cosmic Ray Conference. The event was held at the Altai State University (Barnaul, Russia).

July 2-4, 2018. Leading engineer of the Laboratory of Geoinformatics and Geomagnetic Studies of GC RAS A. Grudnev visited "Klimovskaya" observatory (Arkhangelsk region, Klimovskaya village). The main goal of the expedition is to carry out routine preventive works aimed at maintaining the working capacity of geomagnetic equipment, including a scalar magnetometer.

July 4, 2018. Two international scientific organizations - the International Council for Science (ICSU) and the International Social Science Council (ISSC) have united in a new union - the International Science Council (ISC). GC RAS represents the interests of Russia in the International Union of Geodesy and Geophysics (IUGG), now part of the ISC. IUGG General Secretary Alik T. Ismail-Zade was elected as the chief secretary of the newly formed Council.