The IUGG Electronic Journal
Volume 2 No. 3 (March 1, 2002)
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. New IUGG Web Site Additions
The IUGG Annual Report for 2001 is now available on the IUGG Web Site. This report, prepared for the International Council for Science (ICSU), includes an introduction to IUGG as well as summaries of the activities of the Union and each of the Associations during the past year.
To improve communications, the IUGG Bureau decided to publish summaries of the Bureau and Executive Committee meetings. Summaries of these meetings held in Sapporo in 2001 are now posted on the web site. The Executive Committee meeting summary includes an analysis of the results of the Questionnaire regarding "IUGG Structure, Goals, and Objectives" that was sent to all IUGG Adhering Bodies early in 2001.
2. André Berger receives 2001 European Latsis Prize
Prof. André Berger, President of the IUGG National Committee for Belgium and IAMAS National Correspondent, recently received the 2001 European Latsis Prize in the field of climate research from the European Science Foundation. Prof. Berger was cited for his "outstanding contributions to the understanding of the Ice Age climate" and for "understanding how the climatic fluctuations are generated, using computer models of different complexity." A. Berger is a professor of climatology and meteorology at the Catholic University of Louvain, Belgium.
3. Thomas Rosswall is the new Executive Director of ICSU
Dr. Thomas Rosswall is the new Executive
Director of the International Council for Science (ICSU), replacing Dr. Larry
Kohler who returned to International Labour Organization in Geneva. Dr. Carthage
Smith is the Deputy Executive Director of ICSU, a newly created position. The
4. IUGG-related meetings occurring during March - May 2002
A calendar of meetings of interest to IUGG disciplines (especially those organized by IUGG Associations) is posted on the IUGG Web Site [www.IUGG.org]. Specific information about these meetings can be found there. Individual Associations also list more meetings on their web sites appropriate to their disciplines.
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