11/10/2018 18:26

Visit of the IPE RAS delegation to Beijing (China)

Category: Общие, Научная жизнь

Invited by Head of Institute of Earthquake Forecasting, China Earthquake Administration (IEF CEA), Prof. Zhongliang Wu, on October 22 - 28, 2018 the IPE RAS delegation visited Beijing (China). The delegation included Vladimir Kamzolkin, Deputy Director of IPE RAS, and Alexey Zavyalov, Head of Laboratory of Seismic Hazard (302), National Representative of Russia in the European Seismological Commission.

Before the official program started, our colleagues had met the old friends of our Institute – Prof. Zhaocheng Zhang and his wife, Prof. Wei Zhang, who used to study at Lomonosov Moscow State University, Geological Faculty, in the mid 50’s and were at the origins of the Soviet-Chinese cooperation in the field of earthquake prediction in the 80’s. Chinese colleagues showed guests an ancient Chinese ceramic seismometer. The meeting was held in a friendly and welcoming atmosphere and was found to be a good opening of the trip.

The official tour program included participation on the International Symposium “Deep Earth Exploration and Practices” (DEEP-2018) and visit to the School of Earth and Space Sciences of Peking University (SESS PKU) and the Institute of Earthquake Forecasting, China Earthquake Administration, (IEF CEA) for extension of scientific cooperation and in frame of earthquake prediction research program announced in May 2018 on two seismological test sites in China.

 

These days, establishing previously strong links in Earth science is topical question as for Russian research and for Chinese science, aimed at expanding scientific cooperation and integration into the global scientific community. That was highlighted by the Ministry of Science and Technology and the Ministry of Natural Resources officials in their welcoming at the International Symposium DEEP-2018 opening. The DEEP-18 gave its participants a rare opportunity to build international cooperation in Earth science and became a platform for exchanging ideas on the deep structure of the lithosphere studies, discussing current state of research processes inside the Earth, expanding knowledge in practical applications.

The DEEP-2018 was organized by the Ministry of Science and Technology, the Ministry of Education and the Ministry of Natural Resources of China, as well as Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), the Chinese Academy of Geological Sciences (CAGS), China Geological Survey (CGS) and China Earthquake Administration (CEA) with the support of the Incorporated Research Institutions for Seismology (IRIS), the International Union of Geological Sciences (IUGS), International Lithosphere Program (ILP), International Continental Scientific Drilling Program (ICDP) and several state key laboratories of the Chinese Academy of Sciences: State Key Laboratory of Lithospheric Evolution, State Key Laboratory of Isotope Geochemistry, State Key Laboratory of Mineral Deposits Research.
 
Many reports at the DEEP-2018 were dedicated to actual researches on deep structure of China and South China Sea territory. Walter Mooney, Co-Convener of the session “From continental rifting to formation of ocean basins”, Jeffery Freymuller, Co-Convener of the session “Linking surface processes to deep earth dynamics”, Richard Ernst, and other world-famous scientists made reports as well as honored Chinese colleagues.

Prof. Alexey Zavyalov made a report “Deviation from the Omori Law as the Result of the Trigger Impact of Round-the-World Surface Seismic Waves on the Source of Strong Earthquakes” on the session “Seismicity, volcanism and deep processes”. These researches have been carried out under his leading in the framework of RFBR projects recently.

The other one well-known Russian seismologist Prof. Vladimir Kossobokov (IEPT RAS) made a report “Seismic Hazard Assessment Problem in a Big Data World” at the same session.

Dr. Vladimir Kamzolkin, Deputy Director of IPE RAS presented the research results on the topic “Main Features of the Structure and Age of the Crystalline Basement of the Fore Range of the Northern Caucasus”.

Then IPE RAS delegation visited the School of Earth and Space Sciences of Peking University (SESS PKU). At the meeting with Associate Dean of SESS PKU - Yu Liu a Memorandum of Understanding between the School of Earth and Space Sciences and the Schmidt Institute of Physics of the Earth was signed, as well as possible areas for further cooperation were outlined. Afterwards, Prof. Yanbin Wan, who had visited the IPE RAS in August 2018, took our colleagues for a walk around the campus to see the sights.
 

 

Finally, Russian scientists gave lectures for students and graduate members of SESS PKU. Alexey Zavyalov told about research presented at the DEEP-2018 previously, his lecture caused great interest and lively discussion about the physical mechanism of the round-the-world seismic echo effect. After his speech, Prof. Zavyalov continued the dialogue with students, answered the questions and recommended special literature.
 

 

 

«My lecture caused less resonance because there were presented geophysicists only. Questions about seismicity of the Greater Caucasus and about problems of high-pressure rocks were asked. Then we discussed my report with Prof. Jieyuan Ning, Associate Dean of SESS PKU and Head of the Geophysical Department» - Dr. Kamzolkin shared impressions at the Peking University. – «In general, the Peking University formation is similar to the American system: the university consists of schools divided into several departments of different sizes. So, SESS PKU includes geological, geophysical and geodesic departments.»

 

The final part of the visit to Peking University was held as a discussion session in a relaxed atmosphere, young researchers from the Geophysical Department were invited. «The issues of cooperation were discussed in more detail, both sides noted the importance of joint projects carried out by young scientists. The history of the geophysical science in China and Russia and the prospects for its development were also discussed. After the meeting, we presented memorable souvenirs to the Chinese colleagues, who, in turn, invited us to the symposium next year» - concluded Dr. Kamzolkin.

On October 27, the last day in Beijing, the IPE RAS delegation visited the Institute of Earthquake Forecasting, China Earthquake Administration (IEF CEA) and took part in a workshop making reports: “Algorithm “Map of Expected Earthquakes” (MEE): Summary of the 30-years Testing Worldwide and Latest Findings” (Alexey Zavyalov) and “Main Features of the Structure and Age of the Crystalline Basement of the Fore Range of the Northern Caucasus” (Vladimir Kamzolkin).

Zhongliang Wu, Head of IEF CEA and Vladimir Kamzolkin, Deputy Director of IPE RAS signed a Memorandum of Understanding at the end of meeting. Prof. Jiadong Qian, the coordinator of Russian-Chinese cooperation in the field of earthquake prediction in the 1990s, was an honorary participant in the signing ceremony.
Zhongliang Wu made a speech about the importance of cooperation and the rich history of scientific relations between our organizations. Ke Sun, Deputy Director of IEF CEA, also expressed his hope for high effectiveness of cooperation. After that, a ceremony of exchange of souvenirs was held.  

 

 

 

 

Related Links:

The official website of International Symposium DEEP-2018

The official website of the School of Earth and Space Sciences of Peking University (SESS PKU)

The official website of the Institute of Earthquake Forecasting China Earthquake Administration (IEF CEA)


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