As is known in Russia, there are two educational institutions from which hydrographers graduate: St. Petersburg Naval Institute (former High Naval College M. V. Frunze) and the Admiral Makarov State Maritime Academy of the Transport Ministry. Hydrographic courses in both of these are included in the current register of internationally certified institutions.
The Admiral Makarov Academy (AMA) qualifies fifteen to twenty specialist-hydrographers every year. Most of these new graduates work afterwards in the Arctic region of Russia.
This year, for the first time, AMA Direction applied to the HSR Council to award two graduates, Maxim Zhabin and Grigory Tchumakov, the ‘Professor A. P. Belobrov Diploma’ instituted by the HSR. Both these graduates particularly proved themselves in their mastering of the hydrographic disciplines and submitted excellent degree work. The HSR Council considered the application of the AMA and decided to comply with it.
On 5th March, at the degree presentation ceremony of the Academy, the President of the HSR, Nikolay N. Neronov, thus also awarded the ‘Professor A. P. Belobrov Diploma’ to Maxim Zhabin and Grigory Tchumakov. Both the recipients will work in the State Unitary Hydrographic Department of the Russian Transport Ministry.
The 10th Annual HSR Meeting
On the 20th of March, members of the Hydrographic Society of Russia assembled in the conference hall of the Head Department of Navigation and Oceanography for their 10th Annual meeting. The following items were on the agenda:
- Report on activity during the period following the 9th Annual Meeting;
- Report of the Auditing Commission;
- Election of the President, Vice President, Secretary and members of the Society Council.
All officers were re-elected for another year. On completion of the meeting, HSR members adjourned to enjoy their party.
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