Geophysical Center of the Russian Academy of Sciences
was established as a research institution in 1992. It became the successor of the Soviet Geophysical
Committee established in 1958 by the USSR government.
The main aim of the GCRAS is the basic research investigations and applied developments in the
areas of geophysics and geoinformatics.
The main directions of GCRAS activity are:
- theoretical and applied researches in geoinformatics;
- information support of planetary geophysical investigations, including management of the
World Data Centers on Physics of the Solid Earth and Solar-Terrestrial Physics, implementation
of modern information technologies to gathering, processing, preservation, and distribution of
Earth Science data, publishing results of geophysical research;