Scientists from the Geophysical Institute of the Czech Academy of Sciences are currently working on interesting projects in Alaska, Iceland and Iran. However, the corona crisis hit some of the projects hard. The domestic research is also continuously concerned with the seismic activities in western Bohemia. This is what the director of the institute, seismologist and volcanologist Aleš Špičák, said on Tuesday in an interview for the press agency ČTK.
In the 1950s, the Geophysical Institute continued the work of the State Institute for Geophysics, which was founded in the late 1920s. The facility is therefore celebrating the 100th anniversary of its creation these days.