The IUGG Electronic Journal
Volume 2 No. 6 (June 3, 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. Information about IUGG Archives
When the IUGG Archive was transferred from Toulouse, France, to the present Office of the Secretariat in Boulder, Colorado, USA, it became clear that this large volume of valuable records should be deposited in a permanent facility where they could be accessed both by IUGG officers and scholars of the history of science. In March 2000, the IUGG Bureau agreed to deposit the records in the Niels Bohr Library of the Center of the History of Physics of the American Institute of Physics. An article on the Niels Bohr Library, "Preserving the Heritage of Discovery" by the director, Spencer Weart, appeared in the January, 2002 issue of Physics Today (pgs 28-33). For more information about the library itself, consult their web site: http://www.aip.org/history.
Recently, we were informed that the inventory/finding aid for the IUGG records, are now processed and online at: http://www.aip.org/history/ead/aip_iugg/20010000_content.php
The finding aid is comprised of the following sections:
Here is a sample of the information posted about the General Assemblies.
Series VIII: General Assemblies, 1939-99
The IUGG Secretariat is grateful to the Center for the History of Physics for their professional and considerate care of the IUGG Archive.
2. Reminder of Call for IUGG Nominations
The April, 2002, issue of the IUGG E-Journal included a summary of procedures for nominations for a new IUGG Bureau (President, Vice-President, Treasurer, and 3 Members) and Finance Committee (5 members). The new officers will be elected by the IUGG Council at their meeting in Sapporo in 2003. Instructions regarding the procedures to be used to submit nominations are posted on the IUGG Web site, and have been mailed to all IUGG officers and Adhering Bodies.
The deadline for submissions is 30 September, 2002. Because of summer schedules, please do not delay to submit your nominations. Prof. Dr. Klaus Peter Schwarz, the Chair of the Nominations Committee, is available to answer your specific questions and accept nominations.
3. Recent Publications from IAHS Press
The International Association of Hydrological Sciences (IAHS) has published four books, listed below, in recent months. A description of each publication and a list of the contents and the abstracts of the papers included in each are available at the IAHS web site: http://www.cig.ensmp.fr/~iahs.
THE EXTREMES OF THE EXTREMES: EXTRAORDINARY FLOODS edited by Árni Snorrason, Helga P. Finnsdóttir & Marshall E. Moss Publ. no. 271 (March 2002).
INTEGRATED WATER RESOURCES MANAGEMENT edited by Miguel A. Mariño & Slobodan P. Simonovic Publ. no. 272 (December 2001)
AGRICULTURAL EFFECTS ON GROUND AND SURFACE WATERS: RESEARCH AT THE EDGE OF SCIENCE AND SOCIETY edited by Joop Steenvoorden, Frans Claessen & Jaap Willems Publ. no. 273 (April 2002)
FRIEND 2002-REGIONAL HYDROLOGY: BRIDGING THE GAP BETWEEN RESEARCH AND PRACTICE edited by Henny A. J. van Lanen & Siegfried Demuth Publ. no. 274 (March 2002)
4. IUGG-related meetings occurring during June - August 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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