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Russian Federation

Russian Federation

The CODATA member organisation for the Russian Federation is the Russian Academy of Sciences (RAS)

Address: Leninsky pr. 14, 119991 Moscow, Russia.

The CODATA Russia National Committee is convened by the Geophysical Center of the Russian Academy of Sciences (GC RAS).


Geophysical Center of the Russian Academy of Sciences (GC RAS)

Molodezhnaya St. 3, 119296 Moscow, Russia

Main contacts

Alexei Gvishiani (Chair)

Director, Geophysical Center RAS

Moscow, Russia

Alena Rybkina (Secretary)

Chief of the sector of innovation technologies

Geophysical Center RAS

Moscow, Russia

Data Issues and Activities in the Russian Federation

The Russian Federation is currently working on the establishment of a proper network of geo observations carried out on ground and in space as well as high-tech measuring equipment, which will significantly facilitate access to the corresponding data products and facilities for all the interested representatives of geosciences and other relevant disciplines from different regions of the country.

Thus, the issues of the Earth and space science data interoperability and the appropriate data mining systems become extremely important. Another issue is insufficient involvement of the Russian Federation into similar initiatives dealing with big data handling and intellectual analysis, which are being carried out abroad.

Through participation in CODATA activities we stay connected with the international community and share worldwide experience in data sciences. The principles of data citation and recognizability play significant role in that. This prospective field in future will enable and support databases with internationally recognized navigation network.

Recent highlights


The recent achievements of the Russian National Committee of CODATA include international workshop organised in 2013 and the development of the Atlas of the Earth’s Magnetic Field:

1. Partnership conference “Geophysical Observatories, Multifunctional GIS and Data Mining (30 September – 3 October 2013, Kaluga, Russia)

2. Atlas of the Earth’s Magnetic Field, 2013, doi:10.2205/2012Atlas_MPZ
Global modeling of the Earth’s magnetic field is one of the main domains of geophysical research.

Recent highlights – Full Details: visit here.

Future activities and events


12-15 July 2016: Young scientists summer school “System Analysis and Seismic Hazard Assessment”

Reducing the impact of natural and man-caused catastrophic events is a complex scientific and technical problem, which is of great social and economic importance. Its urgency is continuously increasing due to rising population density, anthropogenic impact on natural environment, development of environmentally hazardous industries (nuclear, chemical, military industry, etc.), and expansion of mining production, oil and gas.

18-21 July 2016: International conference “Data Intensive System Analysis in Geohazard Studies”
The conference is the fifth in a series of meetings previously held in Suzdal (2007), Pereslavl (2009), Uglich (2011) and Kaluga (2013) and devoted to geophysical observations, data mining applications and geoinformatics. The upcoming conference will focus on implementation of a system approach to the data analysis in order to detect the extreme conditions. Hazardous natural phenomena such as storms, earthquakes, volcanic eruptions, as well as some man-made hazards can be detected by different techniques routinely applied for monitoring the geophysical parameters.

Forthcoming Events – Expanded Information: visit here.


Past Achievements