IUGG Council

IUGG's affairs are directed by the Union Council governed by the Statutes and By-Laws of the Union. Until 2015 the Union Council Delegates were appointed only for the duration of Council meetings held at IUGG General Assemblies and, therefore, major decisions could only be taken every four years. To modernize the Union’s practices and improve flexibility in decision-making, the IUGG Council meeting in Prague in June 2015 took a decision to extend the term of office of Council Delegates to 4 years (the time between two consecutive Council meetings). According to the IUGG Statutes, “between meetings of the Council, the direction of the affairs of the Union shall be vested in the Bureau and the Executive Committee” with specific responsibilities defined in the Statutes. Responsibilities of the permanent Council will be to consider, discuss and decide on major scientific proposals, initiatives, and urgent administrative issues of the Union, which the Bureau and the Executive Committee consider important, and a decision requires voting by the Council.

The IUGG Council is composed of one credentialed delegate from each Adhering Body. The IUGG Council Delegates (2019-2023) are listed below.

IUGG Council (2019-2023)

MEMBER COUNTRY Name, SURNAME
ALGERIA Abdelkarim YELLES-CHAOUCHE
ARGENTINA Sergio CIMBARO
Corina RISSO (Alternate)
AUSTRALIA Matt KING
AUSTRIA Franz BLAUENSTEINER
AZERBAIJAN Ibrahim GULIYEV
Gulam BABAYEV (Alternate)
BELGIUM Steven DEWITTE
BRAZIL Roberto Texeira LUZ
BULGARIA Ivan GEORGIEV
CANADA Fiona DARBYSHIRE
CHILE Eduardo CAYUL ARISTONDO
CHINA Jianping LI
CHINA-TAIPEI Bor-Shouh HUANG
COLOMBIA Laura SANCHEZ
COSTA RICA Marino PROTTI
CROATIA Mirko ORLIC
CZECH REPUBLIC
DENMARK Søren GREGERSEN
EGYPT Ali Abdel Azim TEALEB
ESTONIA Rein RÕÕM
FINLAND Jyri NÄRÄNEN
FRANCE Pierre BRIOLE
GERMANY Jürgen MÜLLER
GREECE Christos ZEREFOS
HUNGARY József ÁDÁM
ICELAND Arni SNORRASON
INDIA Archana BHATTACHARYYA
INDONESIA Priyadi KARDONO
IRAN  
IRELAND Alun JONES
ISRAEL Colin PRICE
ITALY Fausto GUZZETTI
Claudia PASQUERO (Alternate)
JAPAN Setsuya NAKADA
JORDAN  
KOREA, Rep. Sang-Mook LEE
LUXEMBOURG Tonie VAN DAM
F.Y.R. MACEDONIA  
MEXICO Miguel Ángel SANTOYO
MOZAMBIQUE Viriato SAMBOCO
Manuel F. KAMPINE (Alternate)
NETHERLANDS Ramon HANSSEN
NEW ZEALAND Matt AMOS
NIGERIA Dagogo M. J. FUBARA
NORWAY Tormod KVAERNA
PAKISTAN  
POLAND Jan KRYNSKI
PORTUGAL João M. A. TORRES
ROMANIA Constantin S. SAVA
RUSSIA Alexei D. GVISHIANI
SAUDI ARABIA  
SLOVAK REPUBLIC Jozef KRISTEK
SLOVENIA Polona VRECA
SOUTH AFRICA Isabelle ANSORGE
SPAIN Lorenzo GARCÍA ASENSIO
SWEDEN Caroline LECK
SWITZERLAND Jan SEIBERT
THAILAND Krit RAMMON
Chaiwat PROMTHONG (Alternate)
TURKEY Hurşit AĞIRCAN
Mustafa ATA (Alternate)
UNITED KINGDOM Kate HEAL
USA Aaron VELASCO
VIETNAM Nguyen Xuan ANH