IUGG co-sponsors science education events at ICTP

IUGG will award annually (2016-2019) grants (US$15,000 in total) to support science education events (workshops and training schools) organized by the Abdus Salam International Centre for Theoretical Physics (ICTP, Trieste, Italy) in accordance with the Memorandum of Understanding between IUGG and ICTP signed in 2011 (see below). The following events have been co-sponsored by IUGG:


  • Workshop on Ionospheric effects on SBAS and GBAS applications at Low Latitudes, ICTP, Italy, 2-13 March
  • School on Ocean Climate Modelling: Physical and Biogeochemical Dynamics of Semi-enclosed Seas, Ankara, Turkey, 7-15 September
  • Workshop on Earthquakes in the Zagros-Makran region: from Mechanics to Mitigation, Tehran, Iran, 21-31 May
  • Third Workshop on Water Resources in Developing Countries: Planning and Management in Face of Hydroclimatological Extremes and Variability, ICTP, Italy, 27 April 8 May
  • Workshop on Modelling of Wildfires and their Environmental Impacts, ICTP, Italy, 22-26 June
  • Workshop on Uncertainty Quantification in Climate Modeling and Projection, ICTP, Italy, 13-17 July
  • International School on Geothermal Exploration, ICTP, Italy, 7-12 December


  • Seventh ICTP Workshop on the Theory and Use of Regional Climate Models, ICTP, Italy, 12-23 May
  • Workshop on Geophysical Monitoring and Modeling for Sustainable Energy and Geohazard Solutions, Arusha, United Republic of Tanzania, 22 June-5 July
  • African School on the Impact of the Sun on Ionosphere: Physics and Applications, Kigali, Rwanda, 1-12 July
  • Summer School on Attribution and Prediction of Extreme Events, ICTP, Italy, 21 July-1 August
  • School on Solar Variability and Its Impact on Climate, ICTP, Italy,13-17 October
  • Advanced Workshop and School on Megathrust Earthquakes and Tsunamis, ICTP, Italy,13-25 October


  • Workshop on Mathematical Models of Climate Variability, Environmental Change and Infectious Diseases, 29 April - 10 May.
  • Workshop on Water Resources in Developing Countries: Planning and Management in a Climate Change Scenario, 6 - 17 May.
  • Workshop on GNSS Data Application to Low Latitude Ionospheric Research, 6 - 17 May.
  • Synthetic Aperture Radar: A Global Solution for Monitoring Geological Disasters, 2 - 6 September.
  • Fundamentals of Ocean Climate Modelling at Global and Regional Scales, 30 June - 1 September (two weeks), Hyderabad, India.
  • Earthquake and Tsunami Risk Reduction: Bridging Education, Research and Communication for a Better Preparedness, 7 - 18 October, Morocco.


  • Workshop on Science Applications of GNSS in Developing Countries, 11-27 April.
  • Workshop on Atmospheric Deposition: Processes and Environmental Impacts, 21-25 May.
  • Targeted Training Activity: El Nino Southern Oscillation Monsoon in the Current and Future Climate, 30 July - 10 August.
  • Workshop on the Cooperative Experience for Integrating Land and Water Resources Management in Latin America, Maceio, Brazil, 13-17 August.
  • Workshop on Geophysical Data Analysis and Assimilation, 29 October - 3 November.

IUGG and ICTP agreed to promote education in geophysics and geodesy

The International Union of Geodesy and Geophysics and the Abdus Salam International Centre for Theoretical Physics (ICTP) have taken steps to enhance geophysical and geodetic education and science collaboration.

On 6 October 2011, ICTP Director Fernando Quevedo and IUGG Secretary General Alik Ismail-Zadeh signed a Memorandum of Understanding to promote educational programs related to geodesy and geophysics for the next quadrennium (2012-2015). Among other points, the agreement encourages collaboration in organization of advanced schools/workshops in geodesy and geophysics in ICTP or in economically less developed countries; in development of diploma courses related to Earth and space sciences; and in dissemination of information on educational and scientific meetings.

ICTP Director F. Quevedo (right) and IUGG Secretary General A. Ismail-Zadeh

Founded in 1964 by the late Nobel Laureate Abdus Salam, ICTP seeks to accomplish its mandate by providing scientists from developing countries with the continuing education and skills that they need to enjoy long and productive careers. ICTP has been a major force in stemming the scientific brain drain from the developing world. The impact of ICTP extends well beyond the Centre's facilities to virtually every corner of the Earth. The Earth System Physics (ESP) Section of ICTP studies a wide spectrum of the Earth system, from its fluid components (oceans and the atmosphere) to the planet's interior.