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Publication date: 21 December 2016. A. Odincova

December 21, 2016. As part of the agreement №194 between Geophysical Center of RAS and the Federal State Autonomous Educational Institution "Novosibirsk State University" R&D works were carried out on the theme "Development of a prototype of hardware and software system with a spherical screen running Orbus software".

This system can visualize any geospatial data in the form of dynamic presentation. It is especially important for Earth sciences, because a spherical screen can visualize any natural phenomena in dynamics, and in real time. The use of these technology is particularly relevant for educational purposes, as it increases the level of involvement of students in the study of problems related to geoscience. Demonstration centers with spherical screens are widely used in leading museums around the world, such as the Museum of Science, Chicago, USA, the Natural History Museum in London, United Kingdom, Hong Kong Space Museum, China and many others. The system was developed in Russia for the first time and has no equivalents in our country.

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".