The IUGG Electronic Journal
Volume 2 No. 7 (July 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. Official Notification of XXIII IUGG General Assembly has been posted
The official notification of the XXIII IUGG General Assembly in Sapporo, Japan (June 30-July 11, 2003) was mailed on June 17 to all IUGG Adhering Bodies and National Committee Presidents and Secretaries-General. A copy of the 2001 IUGG Annual Report was included in the packet.
2. IAMAS represented at the Executive Council of the World Meteorological Organization
Prof. Roland List represented IAMAS at the 54th session of the Executive Council of the World Meteorological Organization held in Geneva, Switzerland, from 11-21 June, 2002.
3. IAHS represented at the Intergovernmental Council of the International Hydrological Programme
Prof. K. Takeuchi and Prof. P. Hubert represented IAHS at the Intergovernmental Council of the International Hydrological Programme held at UNESCO in Paris, France, from 17 to 22 June, 2002. The IAHS Bureau met prior to the Council.
4. IUGG Executives receive honors from the European Geophysical Society
IUGG officers, listed below, were well-represented among the 2002 awards bestowed by the European Geophysical Society.
Dr. Georges Balmino, CNES/GRGS, France, received the EGS Vening Meinesz Medal in recognition of his contributions in the fields of satellite geodesy and the study of Earth's gravitational field. Dr. Balmino is the former Secretary-General of IUGG (1991-1999).
Dr. Bengt Hultqvist, Swedish Institute of Physics, Sweden, received the EGS Hannes Alfvén Medal in recognition of his important contributions to auroral and magnetospheric physics and his leading role in initiating and supporting space research projects both nationally and internationally. Dr. Hultqvist is the Secretary-General of IAGA.
Prof. Christophe Reigber, Geoforschungs Zentrum Potsdam, Germany, received the EGS Vening Meinesz Medal in recognition of his contributions in the field of satellite geodesy and the study of Earth's gravitational field. Prof. Reigber chairs the Directing Boards of IAG's International GPS Service, and the International Earth Rotation Service. He is also a Union Lecturer at the 2003 IUGG General Assembly.
5. SCAR wins the Prince of Asturias Award for International Cooperation in 2002
The ICSU Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research (SCAR) has been honored by the Prince of Asturias Award for International Cooperation in 2002 for their international collaboration in Antarctica. SCAR was established in 1958 with the 12 countries that were undertaking Antarctic research during the International Geophysical Year (1957-58). SCAR initiates, promotes, and coordinates scientific research in the Antarctic system. The membership of SCAR is now 32 countries and the Secretariat is at the Scott Polar Research Institute, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, United Kingdom. The IUGG liaison to SCAR is Prof. R. Schlich (France). For further information on SCAR, visit http://www.scar.org.
The Prince of Asturias Foundation, a non-profit organization that aims to promote the Sciences, Technology, Concord, Arts, and Letters, established annual awards in 1980 to honor individuals, groups, and institutions whose achievements are examples for all mankind. Each award is comprised of a diploma, Joan Miró sculpture, and a cash prize of 50,000 Euros. HRH Crown Prince Felipe of Spain presents the awards annually at a prestigious ceremony in Asturias, Spain. For further information on the Prince of Asturias Awards, visit http://www.fpa.es.
6. IUGG-related meetings occurring during July - September 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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