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Publication date: 19 April 2019. A. Odincova

April 19, 2019. Geophysical Center RAS (GC RAS) and the Institute of Geosphere Dynamics of RAS (IDG RAS) decided to deploy a new joint magnetic observatory on the basis of the geophysical observatory "Mikhnevo" of IDG RAS. The first step of this cooperation took place on April 19, when senior researcher R.V. Sidorov and leading engineer A. A. Grudnev of the Laboratory of Geoinformatics of GC RAS installed a FGE vector magnetometer at the Mikhnevo Observatory.

A number of natural physical processes are monitored at the Mikhnevo Observatory: seismological, acoustic, geoelectromagnetic, ionospheric and other observations. The observatory has modern high-performance devices for the rapid transmission of large amounts of data, which provides significant opportunities for expanding and improving the complex of geomagnetic measurements. GC RAS, in turn, has modern high-precision equipment for recording geomagnetic data, capabilities for their collection, processing and preparation of verified magnetograms of the INTERMAGNET standard, as well as systematic experience in the development of geomagnetic observatories, which allows methodological guidance. Thus, the new geomagnetic observatory will be the result of the application of existing developments, resources, experience and scientific and technical potential of both of these institutions.

Under the terms of the agreement, GC RAS and IDG RAS will carry out joint research activities, including: creating favorable conditions for data collection and exchange as part of the development of the Russian segment of INTERMAGNET; research support in solar-terrestrial physics; support of space weather research and its impact on the state of industrial and infrastructure facilities; development of scientific cooperation with research organizations in the field of earth sciences.

July 12, 2019. Within the framework of the XXVII General Assembly of the IUGG, the second meeting of the IUGG Council was held, at which the reports of the presidents of eight associations were presented.

July 10, 2019. the 27th IUGG General Assembly’s opening ceremony took place in the Montreal Congress Palace. The ceremony marked the 100th anniversary of IUGG. The ceremony was attended by the IUGG leadership and the local organizing committee of the Assembly, as well as representatives of the Canadian authorities.

June 28-July 03, 2019. An expedition of researchers of GC ras to the area of the Lower Kansky granitoid massif (Zheleznogorsk, Krasnoyarsk Territory) took place to conduct geodynamic observations. The field work was carried out as part of the RSF project No. 18-17-00241 “Study of the sustainability of rock masses based on system analysis of geodynamic processes for geo-environmentally safe underground isolation of radioactive waste” in collaboration with the Institute for Safe Development of Nuclear Energy of RAS and with technical support from the Zheleznogorsky branch of FSUE NO RAO.

July 01, 2019. According to the results of the 2019 competition for grants from the Russian Science Foundation (RSF) for the event “Conducting Initiative Research by Young Scientists” of the Presidential Program of Research Projects Implemented by Leading Scientists, the project “System Analysis of the Effects of Astronomical Cyclicality on Paratethys Deposition Sedimentation” was supported. Project Manager is Deputy Director of GC RAS for Development A. I. Rybkina. Responsible project implementers - Professor, Head of the Department "Oil and Gas Sedimentology and Marine Geology" of MSU Yu. V. Rostovtseva, Head of the Laboratory of Geophysical Data, GC RAS B. Dzeboev , M.Sc., Laboratory of Innovation Projects, GC RAS Yu. I. Nikolova.