The IUGG Electronic Journal
Volume 1 No. 7 (July 26, 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. Dr. Tom Beer appointed to IUGG Bureau
In March of this year, Dr. Vere Shannon (South Africa) expressed his wish to step down from the IUGG Bureau. In accordance with IUGG Bylaw 12, the IUGG Executive Committee conducted a search and on June 30, Dr. Masaru Kono announced the unanimous election of Dr. Tom Beer (Australia) to fill the vacancy until the end of the regular term in 2003. Dr. Beer is the Co-ordinator of the CSIRO Environmental Risk Network and is the Chair of the new IUGG Inter-Association Commission on Geophysical Risk and Sustainability. He has a Ph.D. in Atmospheric Physics from the University of Western Ontario and a Diploma in Asian Studies from the University of Southern Queensland. Dr. Beer served on the faculty of the University of Ghana for 5 years, and from 1996-2000, he served as Chair of the South Pacific Node of the United Nations University State of the Future Project. While the Bureau regrets the departure of Dr. Shannon, who contributed significantly to the IUGG Strategic Planning project that is now in progress, we look forward to continuing to administer IUGG business with the helpful advice of Dr. Beer.
2. Dr. Jeremy Bloxham receives the 2001 Chapman Medal from the RAS
The U.K. Royal Astronomical Society has awarded Dr. Jeremy Bloxham with their 2001 Chapman Medal for "his major contributions in both observational and theoretical geomagnetism." Prof. Bloxham, Chair of the Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences at Harvard University, is the Chair of IAGA Division I (Internal Magnetic Fields) Working Group 1: Theory of Planetary Mean Fields and Geomagnetic Secular Variation.
3. IUGG-related meetings occurring during August-October, 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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