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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

June 14, 2018. The 49th meeting of the Academic Council was held in the Belousov hall. The meeting adopted the Regulations on the Scientific Leader of GC RAS.

June 9, 2018. Leading researcher of the Laboratory of Geoinfarmatics and Geomagnetic Studies Sergey Anatolyevich Lebedev took part in the work of the School of Chief Designers (Module 2) as a guest expert with a lecture on "Satellite altimetry". The school program is implemented on the basis of the Corporate Academy of ROSKOSMOS, its participants were more than forty specialists of thirteen enterprises of the State Corporation.

June 8, 2018. D.Sc. Mikhail Kaban (GFZ, Potsdam, Germany) presented the report: "Structure and evolution of the lithosphere of North America on the basis of complex modeling of gravitational and seismic data" in the Belousov hall of GC RAS. The research team also included Alexey Petrunin, Walter D. Mooney and Magdala Tesauro.

June 6, 2018. Director of GC RAS A. D. Gvishiani and Senior research scientis of the Laboratory of Electronic Publications O. E. Louppov took part in the meeting of the round table of the Russian Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs (RUIE) "Prospects for the Common Economic Space of the EU-EEU: Challenges and Opportunities for Business", organized jointly by the Russian Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs, Eurasian Economic Commission, International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA), Association of European Businesses and the National Coordinating Center for Development of Economic Relations with Countries in the Asia-Pacific Region.