The Seismological Center hosted a conference-exhibition dedicated to the "Day of Science"
On March 29, a conference-exhibition dedicated to the "Day of Science" was held at the Republican Seismic Survey Center of ANAS. Opening the conference, which was held online on the Zoom platform, the generaldirector of the Center, corresponding member of ANAS, Professor Gurban Yetirmishli said that according to the order of the President of the Republic of Azerbaijan dated April 9, 2018, March 27 is celebrated in our country as "Science Day". Noting that scientific institutions and organizations annually hold various events on the occasion of the "Science Day", the general director said that the "Science Day" is annually celebrated at a high level at the RSSC of ANAS.
“We try to make our events both scientific and educational,” he said, noting that science and education play an important role in the future development of any society. Referring to the history of the development of seismology in Azerbaijan, the general director of the RSSC said that at present the Center is conducting research in this area at the level of the leading countries of the world. Speaking about the international cooperation of RSSC, Professor Gurban Yetirmishli said that at present the Center cooperates with seismological centers of about 30 foreign countries. “We always attach special importance to international cooperation. This cooperation is carried out within the framework of both bilateral and international projects,” he said, noting that last year the Center signed a number of important documents in the field of scientific cooperation. Signed agreements with the Department of Earthquakes of the Disasterand Emergency Management Presidency (AFAD) of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of the Republic of Turkey and Oxford University in the UK are of great importance for future joint research. In his speech, the general director of the RSSC noted that for the first time in the world, seismic stations were installed around mud volcanoes in Azerbaijan, with the help of which the dynamics of mud volcanoes will be studied. It should be noted that 10 out of 12 seismic stations have already been installed. The installation of the remaining two stations will be completed shortly.
The head of the "Seismology" department of the RSSS, doctor of geological and mineralogical sciences Tahir Mammadli made a presentation on the 1902 earthquake in Shamakhi, the instruments used in seismological research in Azerbaijan over the past 120 years and the history of seismological research. According to the head of the department, instrumental seismic observations in Azerbaijan began after the Shamakhi earthquake in 1902. The archives of Tbilisi contain records of seismic instruments used at the beginning of the last century. Tahir Mammadli said that these works are very valuable from a scientific point of view, but over time, as in all areas of development, modernization has taken place in the production of seismic survey devices.
“Today Azerbaijan has the most modern seismic instruments. These stations transmit data to the network via satellite,” he said. He also noted the great support of the state in the development of seismology in Azerbaijan. According to him, after a strong earthquake on November 25, 2000 in Baku, by order of the national leader Heydar Aliyev, the most modern seismic stations were purchased and installed in our country. Noting that President Ilham Aliyev has always paid great attention to this area, the scientist said that a seismic monitoring network has already been deployed in the country and seismic surveys are being carried out based on data from 62 seismic stations. According to him, in the near future the number of seismic stations will reach 84.
The head of the department also noted that geophysical, geodynamic and geochemical studies are being carried out at the Center.
It should be noted that at the conference-exhibition there was also a presentation of instruments used in seismic surveys carried out in our country over the past 120 years.
The conference ended with answers to questions from the participants.
Information Department of RSSC ANAS