FCGC students, at the first International School of Seismology in RM

Constantin Șalaru, Daniel Arhirii, Dumitru Bejan, Daniel Trevco, Vladimir Smith and Artîc Ananie, students in the second year of the undergraduate programs “Construction and Civil Engineering” and “Fire Safety and Civil Protection Engineering”, Faculty of Constructions, Geodesy and Cadastre, attended the International School of Seismology, coordinated by the Institute of Geology and Seismology, the Federal Research Center “The Unique Geophysical Service of the Academy of Sciences of the Russian Federation”, with the support of the Academy of Sciences of Moldova.

It is a unique opportunity for young FCGC scholars to participate in such a large scientific forum, with over 100 specialists from CIS countries and representatives of EU countries, including Romania, Lithuania, the United Kingdom, but also the USA.

The event is a very important one, because the seismology problems our country faces are large, and the experience of specialists from abroad could contribute to carrying out important tasks at national level. Among the names of people present at the event were noted Mr. Alexei Maloviciko, correspondent member of the Academy of the Russian Federation, who coordinated, for several years, the activities of the Geophysical Service of the Russian Federation; prof. Gheorghe Marmureanu, considered one of the greatest specialists on the Vrancea seismic area.

In his greeting speech at the opening of the International School of Seismology, the president of the AȘM, acad. Ion Tighineanu stressed the importance of the event, the seismic problem being a topical one not only for the Republic of Moldova, which has recently experienced some earthquakes in the Vrance area, but also for other areas with high seismic risk, and in-depth research is needed to understand the processes that take place in the earth’s crust.

Attending the event, Alexei Maloviciko, a correspondent member of the Academy of Sciences of the Russian Federation, proposed that the studies on the Caucasus be extended to the Carpathians – Vrancea area, which, in his opinion, would be of scientific interest for the colleagues in Romania and for the Seismological Center of the Republic of Moldova. In this regard, the scientist proposed to submit a research project or to identify other possibilities for carrying out these studies.

The director of the Institute of Geology and Seismology, associate professor Igor Nicoară, referred to the Institute’s experience during the 70 years, starting with 1949, since the registration of the seismic activity in the region is being observed, specifying that at the moment, the Station is operating together with the Romanian network, so that the seismic outbreak Vrancea can be monitored jointly.

During a week, several reports were analyzed and a series of activities were organized in the forum, participants being trained to teach public lessons in universities, coordinate geovictorins, technical trips and sport-cultural programs.