is the Director of the Institute of Volcanology and Seismology, Far Eastern Branch of Russian Academy of Sciences, Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky, Russia
Gordeev became the Director of the Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (IVS) in 2004, when the Institute was created by combining the Institute of Volcanology and the Institute of Volcanological Geology and Geochemistry. The IVS engages in worldwide scientific collaboration in the fields of volcanology, geodynamics, seismology and geothermy.
Prior to leading the IVS, Gordeev was the Director of Kamchatkian Branch of the Geophysical Survey, Russian Academy of Sciences (KBGSRAS) from 1979 to 2004. The main aim of KBGSRAS is to monitor seismicity in Kamchatka in the Russian Far East, where the total number of tectonic earthquakes in the Kamchatkian Catalogue now exceeds 120,000. Gordeev also participated in the installation of the CTBTO’s International Monitoring System seismic array (PS36) and infrasound station (IS44).
Gordeev started working at the IVS in 1972, where he carried out research on volcanic seismology, ocean microseism, prediction of earthquakes, high-frequency seismic noise and seismicity in subduction zones. He has published over 200 papers in both Russian and international journals. In 2008, he was elected as an Academician at the Russian Academy of Sciences.