Special Publication Series

IUGG signed a Memorandum of Agreement with the Cambridge University Press to publish a series of works entitled "Special Publications of the International Union of Geodesy and Geophysics" (hereinafter the Series). The Series will be composed of high-quality books, which will review the present state-of-the-art developments, discoveries and/or perspectives in Earth and space sciences around the world.

The first volume of the series "Extreme Natural Hazards, Disaster Risks and Societal Implications” is based on the results of the ENHANS Project led by IUGG and supported by several international, national, and intergovernmental organizations. The book provides an insight on how to reduce the growing impacts of natural hazards on society. More about the book read here.

The second volume of the series "Dynamics and Predictability of Large-Scale, High-Impact Weather and Climate Events" is based largely on an International Commission on Dynamical Meteorology (ICDM) workshop and covers a range of important research issues related to high-impact weather and extreme climate events. More about the book read here.

Editorial Board

The Editorial Board of the IUGG Special Publication Series oversees and directs the activity of the Series. It consists of 9 Members (IUGG and Association Secretaries General):

  • Alik Ismail-Zadeh (IUGG, Germany/Russia), Managing Editor
  • Andrew Mackintosh (IACS, New Zealand)
  • Hermann Drewes (IAG, Germany)
  • Mioara Mandea (IAGA, France)
  • Christophe Cudennec (IAHS, France)
  • Teruyuki Nakajima (IAMAS, Japan)
  • Stefania Sparnocchia (IAPSO, Italy)
  • Johannes Schweitzer (IASPEI, Norway)
  • Roberto Sulpizio (IAVCEI, Italy)

Advisory Board

The Advisory Board of the Series supplements the regional and subject expertise of the Editorial Board and provides advice on the topics of possible volumes and potential editors of the volumes. The Advisory Board consists of the following Members:

  • Ian Allison (IACS, Australia)
  • Isabelle Ansorge (IAPSO, South Africa)
  • Tom Beer (IAMAS, Australia)
  • Claudio Brunini (IAG, Argentina)
  • Jeff Freymueller (IAG, USA)
  • Harsh Gupta (IASPEI, India)
  • Setsuya Nakada (IAVCEI, Japan)
  • Guoxiang Wu (IAMAS, China)
  • Gordon Young (IAHS, Canada)

IUGG is very keen to expand its publishing program in the Earth and space sciences. If you have an idea for a new book we would be delighted to hear from you. The GUIDELINES are intended to help you to prepare a proposal that can be fully, carefully and rapidly assessed, with a view to offering a contract for publication. Please contact the Editorial Board Members for further information.