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Publication date: 14 March 2018. A. Odincova

March 14, 2018. A joint workshop of four World Data Centers (WDC) of Russia, which was devoted to the exchange of information on the activities of the Centers and discussion of the directions for further cooperation of Russian World Data Centers within the framework of the World Data System (WDS), took place at the Geophysical Center of the Russian Academy of Sciences.

The opening address was given by Director of GC RAS, Academician of the Russian Academy of Sciences A. Gvishiani. V. Kosykh, Director of RIHMI-WDC, emphasized the importance of cooperation between the Russian WDCs and suggested renewing the Agreement between the Centers. The presentations covered topics such as the cooperation of CODATA, ICSU-WDS and RDA in the field of international research, the development of a system for citing data and data integration (A. Rybkina); electronic scientific journals published by GC RAS – the "Russian Journal of Earth Sciences", "Vestnik ONZ RAN" and "Geoinformatics Research Papers Series" and the "Earth Science DataBase" project, developed at GC RAS and aimed at publishing data with assignment of the digital identifier DOI (E. Kedrov); development of the Russian segment of INTERMAGNET and geomagnetic observatories (M. Dobrovolsky) etc.

As a result of the discussion at the workshop, decisions were aimed at increasing the effectiveness of cooperation between the Russian WDCs and strengthening the role of the Russian segment.

Authors: Leading researcher of GC RAS, Director of the World Data Center for Solar-Terrestrial Physics, Ph.D. Natalia Sergeeva and Senior Researcher of GC RAS, Lyudmila Zabarinskaya

November 29, 2018. The 47th Lomonosov Readings ended in Pomorie. For the first time ever, 14 academicians of the Russian Academy of Sciences, heads of leading scientific institutes of the Russian Academy of Sciences, deputies of the State Duma of the Russian Federation, members of the Council for Science and Education under the President of the Russian Federation gathered in Arkhangelsk. The main topic of discussion was the creation of a world-class research and education center in the Arkhangelsk region. Acting Director of GC RAS, Corresponding Member of RAS A. A. Soloviev attended the readings.

November 28, 2018. The annual General Meeting of Professors of the Russian Academy of Sciences was held. The first panel session was devoted to the scientific and technological development of Russia. At the second panel session, the principles of funding and examination of scientific research, including the evaluation of scientific organizations, were discussed. The meeting was attended by Corresponding Member of RAS, Professor of RAS, Acting Director of GC RAS A. A. Soloviev.

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November 12-18, 2018. S. Yu. Khomutov, expert of INTERMAGNET and R.V. Sidorov, senior researcher at the Geoinformatics and Geomagnetic Research Laboratory of GC RAS, visited the Klimovskaya magnetic observatory (Konoshsky District, Arkhangelsk Region), maintained by the GC RAS.