The IUGG Electronic Journal
Volume 1 No. 6 (July 2, 2001)
This short, informal newsletter is intended to keep IUGG Member National Committees informed about the activities of the IUGG Associations, and actions of the IUGG Secretariat. Past issues are posted on the IUGG Web site. Please forward this message to those who will benefit from the information. Your comments are welcome.
1. IUGG General Assembly Web Site
The Local Organizing Committee of the IUGG 2003 General Assembly (June 30- July 11, 2003) in Sapporo, Japan, has announced the opening of the Web site for the meeting.
Other useful addresses are as follows:
Secretariat of IUGG2003
Fax: +81-3-3263-7077 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Japan Marine Science and Technology Center (JAMSTEC)
Fax: +81-468-66-5541 E-mail: IUGG_service@jamstec.go.jp
2. Thank you for responses to the IUGG Member Country Questionnaires
As of the 30th of June, the IUGG Bureau had received replies from the following National Committees. We sincerely appreciate these responses, and invite comments at any time for improvement of IUGG services and structure. Algeria, Bulgaria, Canada, China, Colombia, Denmark, Egypt, Estonia, Finland, Germany, Hungary, Iceland, India, Indonesia, Iran, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Luxembourg, Mexico, Morocco, Norway, Russia, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, Switzerland, Taipei, and the U.S.A.
3. IUGG Executives Receive EGS Honors
The following persons received recognition from the European Geophysical Society at their 26th General Assembly in Nice, France, in March.
Susanna Zerbini, President of IAG's Section V (Geodynamics) Commission XIV: Crustal Deformation, received a Badge Award for "her exceptional services as president of the geodesy section and her eminent contribution in promoting geodesy within the society."
Dan Rosbjerg, President-elect of the IAHS International Commission on Water Resources Systems (ICWRS), received the Henry Darcy Medal for "his outstanding contributions to the analysis of extreme hydrological processes and their engineering implications."
Atsuhiro Nishida, the Chairman of the IUGG 2003 General Assembly Programme Committee, received the Hannes Alfvén Medal for "his outstanding contributions to the study of plasma processes in the Earth's magnetosphere and as an international space science coordinator." In addition to the EGS honor, Professor Nishida recently received a Prize from the Japan Academy for "Studies on the Earth's Magnetospheric Structure and Plasma Convection." His award was one of only nine presented across a broad spectrum of disciplines.
4. IUGG-related meetings occurring during July-September, 2001
A calendar of meetings of interest to IUGG disciplines (especially those organized by IUGG Associations) has been added to the IUGG Web Site [www.IUGG.org]. More information about these meetings can be found there. Individual Associations also list more meetings appropriate to their disciplines.
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