On behalf of the Organizing Committee of the 33rd General Assembly of the European Seismological Commission I have the honor to invite you to participate in the activities of the Assembly which is to take place 19-24 August 2012 in Moscow, Russia. The year 2012 is the 60th anniversary of ESC. It is also the 150th anniversary of the birth of one of the founders of Russian seismology Boris Golitsyn’s, known for his theoretical works and the invention of electrodynamic seismograph. The unique geographical location of Russia gives an opportunity to representatives from over the world to participate in its work. We hope that the diversity of countries-participants will bring out our motto - “Seismology without boundaries”.
Russia has a rich history in seismology and it is not for the first time that it is hosting the ESC General Assembly. The previous such event was over 26 years ago. Our country has undergone drastic political, social and economic changes over this period of time. The 33rd General Assembly of the European Seismological Commission will take place in Moscow, a city where a lot of global scientific and cultural values are accumulated. The Assembly program will include plenary and breakout meetings, symposia, a poster session and an exhibition of geophysical equipment, books and journals in the field of the Earth Sciences. The participants are welcome to join various sightseeing activities in Moscow as well as trips to the northern capital of Russia, Saint-Petersburg, and the range of ancient cities known as the Golden Ring of Russia whose museums contain vast collections of historic treasures.
We shall do our best to ensure productive scientific activities of the General Assembly and exciting insight into Russian history and culture.
We look forward to seeing you among the participants of the Assembly in Moscow.
Russian Academy of Sciences
Russian Academy of Sciences, Ленинский пр., 32а, г. Москва, Russia, 119334