All-Russian Scientific Conference "Seas of Russia: Fundamental and Applied Research", September 23 - 28, 2019, Sevastopol

Published: October 2, 2019

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September 23 to 28, 2019, All-Russian Scientific Conference “Seas of Russia: Fundamental and Applied Research”, dedicated to the 90th anniversary of Marine Hydrophysical Institute, was held in Sevastopol at the base of Marine Hydrophysical Institute of the Russian Academy of Sciences.

The conference was organized by: Federal State Budget Scientific Institution Federal Research Center “Marine Hydrophysical Institute of the Russian Academy of Sciences” (FSBSI FRC MHI) and the Section of Oceanology, Atmospheric Physics and Geography of the Department of Earth Sciences of the Russian Academy of Sciences supported by the Russian Foundation for Basic Research.

The conference was held to analyze the current level of knowledge of natural processes and anthropogenic impact in the seas of Russia. During the workweek, actual problems of the seas were discussed by more than 300 scientists and practitioners from 88 scientific organizations – specialists in the field of oceanology, sea physics, geography, ocean geology, biogeochemistry, marine information systems and maritime law.

Among the conference participants were following domestic and foreign leaders of research in the field of oceanology and marine physics, recognized by the international community: Valeriy G. Bondur, the Vice-President of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Academician, Doctor of Technical Sciences, Professor, Director of Research Institute Aerocosmos; Gennadiy G. Matishov, member of the Presidium of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Academician, Doctor of Economics, Professor, scientific director of MMBI KSC RAS, scientific director of SSC RAS, the Head of the Section of Oceanology, Atmospheric Physics and Geography of the Department of Earth Sciences of RAS; Isaac Gertman, Professor ofInstitute of Oceanological and Limnological Research (Haifa, Israel) PhD.

The conference was organized in the form of plenary, sectional and poster presentations in the following areas: theoretical research and numerical modeling in oceanology; methods, tools and results of interdisciplinary research of marine systems; current state and actual problems of information support of fundamental and applied problems of oceanology. During the plenary and breakout sessions, the conference participants read over 151 reports, including 8 plenary reports presented by academicians, corresponding members and professors of the Russian Academy of Sciences. During the poster session 65 reports were presented.

Conference participants noted the high scientific level and applied value of the studies presented.

According to the results of the contest for the best report among young scientists, the winners were: Natalya Shmatkova, the research associate of Lavrentyev Institute of Hydrodynamics of the Siberian Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences (Novosibirsk) (the best oral report in the section “Fundamental studies of the processes of formation and evolution of the marine environment”); Anastasia Magaeva, the junior research associate of Southern Scientific Center of the Russian Academy of Sciences (Rostov-on-Don) (the best oral report in the section “Applied tasks of assessing and predicting the state of marine systems and the processes of their interaction with the atmosphere”); Valentina Rubakina, the junior research associate of Marine Hydrophysical Institute of the Russian Academy of Sciences (Sevastopol) (the best oral report in the section “Remote studies of processes and phenomena in the marine environment”). The best poster presentation was awarded the work of Ivan Kapustin, the junior research associate of the Institute of Applied Physics of the Russian Academy of Sciences (Nizhny Novgorod), Ph.D.

The scientific program of the conference was seasoned by a number of cultural events, such as the the opportunity for the guests of our city to get acquainted with the main attractions of Sevastopol, including a walk in the evening Chersonesos and visit to the Museum of Marine Hydrophysical Institute.

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