Euro-Asian Geophysical Society

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Euro-Asian Geophysical Society (in Russian - Евро-Азиатское Геофизическое Общество; ЕАГО) is a professional geophysical society in Russia in a form of self-governing interregional public organization, which carries out its activities on the principles of voluntariness, self-government, equality of members, publicity in accordance with the current legislation of the Russian Federation. The society was founded in 1992.

The common English abbreviations for the name of the society are EAGO (obtained via transliteration) and EAGS (less common, abbreviation of the English title).

EAGO carries out its activities with the aim of developing and maintaining high technical and scientific level of geophysical production and science, protecting the professional and social interests of the members of the Society, informing the public about the most important achievements of geophysical science and practice. As part of EAGO there are 6 territorial branches (with headquaters in Ufa; Perm; St. Petersburg; Saratov;Novosibirsk; Tumen).

EAGO publishes a scientific journal "Russian Geophysics" (in Russian - "Геофизика"; ISBN 1681-4568) and a newsletter "Geophysical Bulletin" (in Russian - "Геофизический вестник"), both on a bimonthly basis.

The official EAGO website is http://mooeago.ru

Management

EAGO is directed by its executive board and president.

The following persons acted as presidents of the Society:

  • Mikhail Pasechnik (2016 - present)
  • Liudmila Zolotaya (2009 - 2016)
  • Nicolay Savostyanov (1992 - 2009).

Awards

As a professional society, EAGO has its system of awards.

The highest award is "Medal in the name of V.V. Fedynsky", which was was founded in 1996. The medal bears the name of the outstanding Soviet geophysicist Vsevolod Vladimirovich Fedynsky. The medal is awarded to Russian and foreign geophysicists - representatives of geophysical science and production, as well as specialists of related professions (developers of hardware, instrument manufacturers, cablemen, etc.) for outstanding contributions to Russian and world geophysical science and practice.

The medal is a bronze disc with a diameter of 60 mm with a bas-relief image of V.V. Fedynsky and the inscription "For outstanding contribution to geophysics" on the obverse. On the reverse of the medal - the Latin text saying Primus inter pares ("First among equals").