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The Centre of Geophysical Monitoring of the National Academy of Sciences of Belarus

Belarus
Number of employees: 31-100
Annual Turnover: 113000 USD
Belarus, 220141, Minsk, Minsk, Kuprevich str., 1/3
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The State scientific institution “Centre of Geophysical Monitoring” of the National Academy of Sciences of Belarus was created in 2001. The main tasks written in the regulations of the Centre are scientific operational and experimental works involving geophysical monitoring of hazardous geodynamic phenomena and processes, such as seismic events both natural and induced, geomagnetic disturbances, etc. The work is organized as continuous 24-hour observations. The Centre of Geophysical Monitoring is a legally authorized institution having an independent financial balance, the settlement and other accounts in banks of the Republic of Belarus, a round stamp and a letterhead with the name of the institution and the State Emblem of the Republic of Belarus. Foreign organizations exerting the same activities as the Centre like national geophysical services provide the basis of the Interstate monitoring system. PURPOSES AND TASKS 1. Creation and development of the national system of geophysical monitoring, participation in the Interstate monitoring system of territories of the neighbouring countries and in the International Global Monitoring System of the Earth. 2. Study of the regional seismicity, assessment of the seismic and geomagnetic conditions in the territory of Belarus. 3. Works aimed at the seismic hazard assessment, including those performed at the stage of designing large civil and industrial engineering projects. 4. Seismic and geodynamic monitoring within the regions where critical structures or mineral deposits are located. 5. Elaboration of methods and facilities for geophysical observations, as well as of computer-aided information technologies. 6. Seismological, geophysical and geodynamic data supply for scientific investigations. 7. Creation of geophysical data banks, international and interregional exchange of information. 8. Effective cooperation with the Ministry for Emergency Situations of the Republic of Belarus, Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment Protection of the Republic of Belarus and other departments concerned with problems of hazardous geodynamic phenomena of natural and man-made character and possible mitigation of their negative consequences. 9. Expeditionary works.