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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.

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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".

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