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Publication date: 3 July 2018. A. Odincova

July 2, 2018. The 92nd meeting of the Governing Board of the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA) was held on June 25-26, 2018 in Baden, Austria. IIASA was established in 1972 on the initiative of the USSR and the USA as a platform for non-ideological interaction between East and West.

Academician A. Gvishiani, the national representative of Russia in the IIASA, took part in the work of the IIASA Council.

In connection with the expiration of the contract of Director General of IIASA, Pavel Kabat, the election of Director General was held at the Council meeting, as a result of which Albert van Jaarsfeld, President and Executive Director of the National Science Foundation and Vice-Rector of the University of KvaZulu -Natal, South Africa, was elected as new Director General of IIASA.

The former director of IIASA, Pavel Kabat, from September 1, 2018, begins his work as Director of the Research Department of the World Meteorological Organization (WMO).

July 11, 2018. Corresponding member of the Russian Academy of Sciences, V. A. Petrov, head of the Geoinformatics Laboratory of IGEM RAS, visited GC RAS. The purpose of the visit was to participate in a working meeting in which A. Gvishiani, Director of the Geophysical Center, A. Soloviev, Deputy Director for Science, A. Rybkina, Deputy Director for Development, and researcher A. Odintsova participated.

July 6-10, 2018. Scientists of the Laboratory of Geoinformatics and Geomagnetic Studies D. V. Peregudov and M. N. Dobrovolsky took part in the joint event – the 26th Extended European Cosmic Ray Symposium and 35th Russian Cosmic Ray Conference. The event was held at the Altai State University (Barnaul, Russia).

July 2-4, 2018. Leading engineer of the Laboratory of Geoinformatics and Geomagnetic Studies of GC RAS A. Grudnev visited "Klimovskaya" observatory (Arkhangelsk region, Klimovskaya village). The main goal of the expedition is to carry out routine preventive works aimed at maintaining the working capacity of geomagnetic equipment, including a scalar magnetometer.

July 4, 2018. Two international scientific organizations - the International Council for Science (ICSU) and the International Social Science Council (ISSC) have united in a new union - the International Science Council (ISC). GC RAS represents the interests of Russia in the International Union of Geodesy and Geophysics (IUGG), now part of the ISC. IUGG General Secretary Alik T. Ismail-Zade was elected as the chief secretary of the newly formed Council.