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The Institute of the Earth’s Crust

Main scientific direction
Recent endo- and exogeodynamics. Geological medium and seismic process. Resources dynamics of underground waters and geoecology.
Internal structure, paleogeodynamics, endogenic processes and fluid dynamics of the continental lithosphere.

The Institute of the Earth’s Crust originally named the Institute of Geology, East-Siberian
Branch of the USSR Academy of Sciences, emerged in Irkutsk in February 1949 according to USSR Council
of Ministers Decree No. 1138-r, dated February 1, 1949 and USSR Academy of Sciences Presidium Decree,
dated February 24, 1949 as a response to the foundation of the Branch. It was renamed into the
East-Siberian Geological Institute in 1957; since 1962, it had been known as the Institute of
the Earth’s Crust SB AS USSR and obtained its current name in 1992.

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Long-lived connection between
southern Siberia and northern Laurentia
in the Proterozoic

Precambrian supercontinents Nuna-Columbia (1.7 to 1.3 billion years ago) and Rodinia (1.1 to 0.7 billion years ago)
have been proposed. However, the arrangements of crustal blocks within these supercontinents are poorly known.
Huge, dominantly basaltic magmatic outpourings and intrusions, covering up to millions of square kilometres,
termed Large Igneous Provinces, typically accompany (super) continent breakup, or attempted breakup and
offer an important tool for reconstructing supercontinents.

R. E. Ernst, M. A. Hamilton, U. Söderlund, J. A. Hanes, D. P. Gladkochub, A. V. Okrugin,
T. Kolotilina, A. S. Mekhonoshin, W. Bleeker, A. N. LeCheminant, K. L. Buchan, K. R. Chamberlain & A. N. Didenko
Long-lived connection between southern Siberia and northern Laurentia in the Proterozoic//
Nature Geoscience (2016). doi:10.1038/ngeo2700. Nature Publishing Group

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The agreement between the Institute of
Volcanology and mineral springs AOR
China and IEC SB RAS

Chinese-Russian Wudalianchi-Baikal research Center on recent volcanism and
environment integrates geologists from the Institute of Volcano and Mineral spring,
Heilongjiang Academy of Sciences and the Institute of the Earth's Crust,
Siberian Branch of Russian Academy of Sciences, other institutions of China and Russia,
and also other countries to provide cooperative study on recent volcanism and
environment in Wudalianchiand Baikal as the key areas to meet challenges of
the latest and modern geodynamics in Asia.

The Institute of the Earth’s Crust originally named the Institute of Geology, East-Siberian
Branch of the USSR Academy of Sciences, emerged in Irkutsk in February 1949 according to USSR Council
of Ministers Decree No. 1138-r, dated February 1, 1949 and USSR Academy of Sciences Presidium Decree,
dated February 24, 1949 as a response to the foundation of the Branch. It was renamed into the
East-Siberian Geological Institute in 1957; since 1962, it had been known as the Institute of
the Earth’s Crust SB AS USSR and obtained its current name in 1992.

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Siberian Discovery Suggests
Almost All Dinosaurs Were
Feathered

Almost all dinosaurs were probably covered in feathers,
Siberian fossils of a tufted, two-legged running dinosaur
dating from roughly 160 million years ago suggest.

Kulindadromeus zabaikalicus

Godefroit P., Sinitsa S.M., Dhouailly D., Bolotsky Y.L., Sizov A.V., McNamara M.E., Benton M.J., Spagna P. A
Jurassic ornithischian dinosaur from Siberia with both feathers and scales //
Science. 2014. V. 345. № 6195. P. 451–455. doi:10.1126/science.1253351.

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Agreement between Institute of the Earth's Crust SB RAS and Institute of Vulcanology and Mineral Resources (China)

September, 10, 2015 was signed Agreement between Institute of the Earth's Crust SB RAS and Institute of Vulcanology and Mineral Resources (China) and organized «Chinese-Russian Wudalianchi–Baikal research Center ...

3rd International Conference "Construction on artificial lands in the coastal and offshore areas"

On behalf of Russian Federal Water Resources Agency and Institute of the Earth’s Crust of Siberian Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences, the Organizing Committee would like to welcome you to the 3rd International Conference “Construction of ...

Interdisciplinary scientific forum Moscow Science Week 2014

From 8 to 12 September 2014 on the grounds of the Russian Academy of Sciences, the Federal Agency of research organizations and innovation center "Skolkovo" will take an interdisciplinary scientific forum Moscow Science Week (MSW 2014). The event will bring together Repre ...

All-Russian Conference "Fluid regime of endogenous processes of the continental lithosphere"

From 6 to 9 October 2015, the Institute of Earth's Crust (Irkutsk) will be held All-Russia meeting. The theme of the meeting "Fluid regime of endogenous processes of the continental lithosphere." ...

XXI Meeting of the groundwater Siberia and Far East

From 22 to 26 June 2015 in Yakutsk XXI Meeting will be held on groundwater Siberia and the Far East. All-Russian meeting is traditional, and is held every three years. ...

Geological and geophysical environment, seismicity and related processes

From 23 to 25 September 2015 NEFU Technical Institute (Neryungri) with the participation of Earth Crust SB RAS will be held the International conference on "Geological and geophysical environment, seismicity and related processes." ...

Attraction of the Earth Film to the 60 anniversary of formation of Institute of the Earth's crust Russian Academy of Sciences Siberian Branch

Institute of the Earth's crust this is
1 Academician RAS 1 Corresponding member of RAS 30 Doctors of Sciences 74 Candidates of Sciences
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Management

Head Dmitrii P. Gladkochub, Dr. Sci. (Geol.-Min)

Laboratory of Cenozoic

Chief Kiril G. Levi, Dr. Sci. (Geol.-Min.)

Laboratory of Oil and Gas Geology

Chief Andrei G.Vakhromeev, Dr. Sci. (Geol.-Min.)

Laboratory of Earthquake Engineering

Chief Yurii A. Berzhinskii, Can. Sci. (Geol.-Min.)

Laboratory of Hydrogeology

Chief Sergei V. Alexeev, Dr. Sci. (Geol.-Min.)

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Center for

Geodynamics and Geochronology


Recent endo- and exogeodynamics. Geological medium and seismic process. Resources dynamics of underground waters and geoecology.

Internal structure, paleogeodynamics, endogenic processes and fluid dynamics of the continental lithosphere.

The Institute was and is an active participant of the international geological-geophysical programs sponsored by the International Union of Geodesy and Geophysics. More than 20 researchers of the Institute are members of international Earth science associations and societies.


About Us

1949 and USSR Academy of Sciences Presidium Decree, dated February 24, 1949 as a response to the foundation of the Branch. It was renamed into the East-Siberian Geological Institute in 1957; since 1962, it had been known as the Institute of the Earth’s Crust SB AS USSR and obtained its current name in 1992.

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