Dr.Sci. (Eng.) V.N. Zakharov (Institute of Comprehensive Exploitation of Mineral Resources RAS), Dr. Sci. (Eng.) V.L. Shkuratnik (NUST MISIS) and Dr. Sci. (Eng.) A.A. Kozyrev (Mining Institute KSC RAS) have been awarded by the prize named after N.V.Melnikov for works on theory and methodology of geoinformational provision for complex development of resources on the basis of geocontrol. Decision of the Presidium RAS, dated 29.03.2016