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The Geophysical Center of the Russian Academy of Sciences (GC RAS) was established in 1992 with a status of research institute in accordance with the decision of the Presidium of the Russian Academy of Sciences as a result of the reorganization of the Interdepartmental Geophysical Committee (IGC) of the Academy of Sciences of the USSR established in 1958 by the Decree of the USSR Council of Ministers.

GC RAS today is:

Highly qualified and young team of scientists of international class: two members of the Russian Academy of Sciences, 10 Doctors of Sciences and 14 Candidates of Sciences (PhD). About one third of employees is younger than 39. The Center has at its disposal a high-speed Internet access node (2 Gbit/Sec), two powerful multiprocessor computer clusters, professional videoconferencing system, digital demonstration complex with a spherical screen, equipment for studying the geodynamics of the Earth’s crust, mobile complex for carrying out magnetic survey in low and high latitudes, magnetic observatories, original software products protected by copyright certificates and licenses.

GC RAS participates in the technological platform “Technologies of Ecological Development”, coordinated by the Russian Geographic Society. GC RAS is the regular participant of the All-Russia Science Festival.

The main goal of the Geophysical Center is to conduct basic and applied research in the field of geophysics and geoinformatics.

Research lines and major tasks:

  • development of theoretical and algorithmic framework of recognition;
  • fundamental and applied research in geophysics and geoinformatics, artificial intelligence methods, system analysis, intellectual geoinformation systems and their geological/geophysical and medical/ecological applications;
  • carrying out field-based geophysical surveys, including magnetic and geodetic surveys;
  • study of the Earth’s magnetic field, deployment of the Russian system of magnetic observatories of the highest international quality standards;
  • study of modern crustal movements and simulation of the stress-strain state for the purposes of geoecology, geodynamics and natural risk assessment;
  • creation of new methods of geophysical data and knowledge visualization on the basis of spherical screens and development of advanced learning technologies;
  • development of new methods of electronic publications.
November 28, 2019. GC RAS has digitized two popular scientific films, which were stored in the archive. The films were made with the assistance of the Interdepartmental Geophysical Committee of the USSR Academy of Sciences. The main consultants for the films were: Director of the Interdepartmental Geophysical Committee, Corresponding Member of the USSR Academy of Sciences Vladimir Belousov and Scientific Secretary, Doctor of Physical and Mathematical Sciences Valeria Alekseevna Troitskaya.

November 28, 2019. In a warm and friendly atmosphere, the Institute of Earthquake Prediction Theory and Mathematical Geophysics of RAS (IEPT RAS) celebrated its 30th anniversary. Director of GC RAS, Corr. Member of RAS A. A. Soloviev, scientific secretary R. I. Krasnoperov and Head of the laboratory of geophysical data B. A. Dzeboev took part in this event.

November 21, 2019. GC RAS successfully implemented the project “Sphere-Education” for the Boarding School of the Russian Ministry of Defense. A unique educational institution for the daughters of military personnel adopts the best cultural and historical traditions of noble maidens of Russia. The innovative contribution of GC RAS to the Boarding School's educational program was highly appreciated by the teachers. Proposals were received to expand the functionality of the project, which means further fruitful cooperation.

November 15, 2019. From November 2 to 10, 2019, Deputy Director for Development of GC RAS A.I. Rybkina took part in the international summit of the Group on Earth Observation (GEO) as chairman of the CODATA delegation. The event was held in Canberra, Australia and traditionally brought together leading experts, representatives of ministries and scientists in the field of Earth and space exploration.