The Laboratory of Underwater Volcanism at the Institute of Volcanology and Seismology under the RAS FEB was established in 1967; since 1971 it is headed by Gennady Avdeiko, Dr. Sc. (Geol. & Miner.), laureate of the award of the Council of Ministers of the USSR, chief research officer of the Institute of Volcanology and Seismology, Professor of the Chair of Geography, Geology and Geophysics of Kamchatka State University. Correspondent Lyudmila Yurchuk told about his scientific achievements in the newspaper FE Scientist.
According to Gennady Avdeiko, he was inspired to start research of the World Ocean in 1975 in Kamchatka, where he was on a pre-diploma probation in Penzhinsky District. A year later Avdeiko graduated from the Department of Geology and Prospecting, Moscow Institute of Geology and Prospecting, having specialized in the "search and prospecting of mineral deposits", after which he was assigned to the Kamchatka Expedition of the Council for Research of Production Forces of the USSR AS and continued to develop the topic of his diploma paper dedicated to the Early Cretaceous deposits. In 1965 he defended his candidate's thesis, almost completed his thesis for degree of doctor dedicated to spilites (underwater volcanic rocks), when the Volcanologist project was launched.
It was the first time in world history that underwater volcanoes of island arcs were studied on board the ship named The Volcanologist. Later on, such practice was adopted by American and German specialists, but the world fame went to the pioneers. Avdeiko published more than 160 scientific works that made part of The International Geological and Geophysical Atlas of the Pacific Ocean. The collective monograph The Underwater Volcanism and Zonality of Kamchatka Island Arc, released in 1992 by the Nauka Publishing House, became a bestseller and was translated into English.
Avdeiko played a significant role in designing and construction of the Volcanologist, it was, in ... Читать далее