IUGG Governance

OVERVIEW

Council
Bureau of the Union
Executive Committee
Finance Committee
Guidelines

Council

IUGG’s affairs are directed by the Union Council governed by the Statutes and By-Laws of the Union. Until 2015 the Union Council Delegates were appointed only for the duration of Council meetings held at IUGG General Assemblies and, therefore, major decisions could only be taken every four years. To modernize the Union’s practices and improve flexibility in decision-making, the IUGG Council meeting in Prague in June 2015 took a decision to extend the term of office of Council Delegates to 4 years (the time between two consecutive Council meetings).

According to the IUGG Statutes, “between meetings of the Council, the direction of the affairs of the Union shall be vested in the Bureau and the Executive Committee” with specific responsibilities defined in the Statutes. Responsibilities of the permanent Council will be to consider, discuss and decide on major scientific proposals, initiatives, and urgent administrative issues of the Union, which the Bureau and the Executive Committee consider important, and a decision requires voting by the Council.

The IUGG Council is composed of one credentialed delegate from each Adhering Body. The IUGG Council Delegates (2019-2023) are listed below.

MEMBER COUNTRY Name, SURNAME
ALGERIA Abdelkarim YELLES-CHAOUCHE
ARGENTINA Sergio CIMBARO
Corina RISSO (Alternate)
AUSTRALIA Matt KING
AUSTRIA Franz BLAUENSTEINER
AZERBAIJAN Ibrahim GULIYEV
Gulam BABAYEV (Alternate)
BELGIUM Steven DEWITTE
BRAZIL Roberto Texeira LUZ
BULGARIA Ivan GEORGIEV
CANADA Fiona DARBYSHIRE
CHILE Eduardo CAYUL ARISTONDO
CHINA Jianping LI
CHINA-TAIPEI Bor-Shouh HUANG
COLOMBIA Laura SANCHEZ
COSTA RICA Marino PROTTI
CROATIA Mirko ORLIC
CZECH REPUBLIC
DENMARK Søren GREGERSEN
EGYPT Ali Abdel Azim TEALEB
ESTONIA Rein RÕÕM
FINLAND Jyri NÄRÄNEN
FRANCE Pierre BRIOLE
GERMANY Jürgen MÜLLER
GREECE Christos ZEREFOS
HUNGARY József ÁDÁM
ICELAND Arni SNORRASON
INDIA Archana BHATTACHARYYA
INDONESIA Priyadi KARDONO
IRAN
IRELAND Alun JONES
ISRAEL Colin PRICE
ITALY Fausto GUZZETTI
Claudia PASQUERO (Alternate)
JAPAN Setsuya NAKADA
JORDAN
KOREA, Rep. Sang-Mook LEE
LUXEMBOURG Tonie VAN DAM
F.Y.R. MACEDONIA
MEXICO Miguel Ángel SANTOYO
MOZAMBIQUE Viriato SAMBOCO
Manuel F. KAMPINE (Alternate)
NETHERLANDS Ramon HANSSEN
NEW ZEALAND Matt AMOS
NIGERIA Dagogo M. J. FUBARA
NORWAY Tormod KVAERNA
PAKISTAN
POLAND Jan KRYNSKI
PORTUGAL João M. A. TORRES
ROMANIA Constantin S. SAVA
RUSSIA Alexei D. GVISHIANI
SAUDI ARABIA
SLOVAK REPUBLIC Jozef KRISTEK
SLOVENIA Polona VRECA
SOUTH AFRICA Isabelle ANSORGE
SPAIN Lorenzo GARCÍA ASENSIO
SWEDEN Caroline LECK
SWITZERLAND Jan SEIBERT
THAILAND Krit RAMMON
Chaiwat PROMTHONG (Alternate)
TURKEY Hurşit AĞIRCAN
Mustafa ATA (Alternate)
UNITED KINGDOM Kate HEAL
USA Aaron VELASCO
VIETNAM Nguyen Xuan ANH

Bureau of the Union

The IUGG Bureau handles administrative affairs between Council meetings. It is elected by the Council and consists of seven members – four officers (President, President-Elect, Secretary General, and Treasurer) and three members at large. Bureau members must represent countries with dues paid in full.

President:
Kathryn Whaler

School of GeoSciences
The Grant Institute
The University of Edinburgh
West Mains Road, Edinburgh
EH9 3JW, UNITED KINGDOM

President-Elect:
Chris Rizos

Surveying & Geospatial Engineering
School of Civil & Environmental Engineering
University of New South Wales
Sydney NSW 2052
AUSTRALIA

Secretary General:
Alexander Rudloff

Helmholtz Centre Potsdam
GFZ German Research Centre for Geosciences
Telegrafenberg
14473 Potsdam
GERMANY

Treasurer:
Niels Andersen

Technical University of Denmark
National Space Institute
DTU Space, Elektrovej
2800 Kgs. Lyngby
DENMARK

School of Geosciences, USF
4202 E Fowler Ave.
NES107
Tampa, FL 33620
USA

Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic
Institute of Geophysics
Bocni II/1401
141 31 Prague 4 – Sporilov
CZECH REPUBLIC

Member:
Jun Xia

Research Institute for Water Security
School of Water Resources & Hydroelectric Engineering
Wuhan University
No. 8 South Road of East Lake, Wuchang
Wuhan 430072
CHINA

Executive Secretary
(a non-voting member
of the Bureau):

Franz Kuglitsch

Helmholtz Centre Potsdam
GFZ German Research Centre for Geosciences
Telegrafenberg, A17
14473 Potsdam
GERMANY

Past Officers of the IUGG

1919-1933
C. Lallemand (France)

1933-1936
W. Bowie (U.S.A.)

1936-1942
D. La Cour (Denmark)

1946-1948
B. Helland-Hansen (Norway)

1948-1951
F.A. Vening-Meinesz (Netherlands)

1951-1954
S. Chapman (U.K.)

1954-1957
K.R. Ramanathan (India)

1957-1960
J.T. Wilson (Canada)

1960-1963
V.V. Beloussov (U.S.S.R.)

1963-1967
J. Kaplan (U.S.A.)

1967-1971
J. Coulomb (France)

1971-1975
H. Charnock (U.K.)

1975-1979
A. Ashour (Egypt)

1979-1983
G.D. Garland (Canada)

1983-1987
D. Lal (India)

1987-1991
V.I. Keilis-Borok (U.S.S.R.)

1991-1995
H. Moritz (Austria)

1995-1999
P.J. Wyllie (U.S.A.)

1999-2003
M. Kono (Japan)

2003-2007
U. Shamir (Israel)

2007-2011
T. Beer (Australia)

2011-2015
H. Gupta (India)

2015-2019
M. Sideris (Canada)

PAST IUGG VICE-PRESIDENTS
1919-1922
S.A.S. Prince Albert Ie de Monaco
W. Bowie (U.S.A.)
Sir Napier Shaw (U.K.)
M. Tanakadate (Japan)

1922-1948
The Presidents of the Associations

1948-1951
S. Chapman (U.K.)
L.H. Adams (U.S.A.)

1951-1954
G. Cassinis (Italy)
J. Bjerknes (U.S.A.)

1954-1957
J.T. Wilson (Canada)

1957-1960
V.V. Beloussov (U.S.S.R.)
W. Heiskanen (Finland)

1960-1963
J. Bartels (F.R.G.)
J. Kaplan (U.S.A.)

1963-1967
K.E. Bullen (Australia)
J. Coulomb (France)

1967-1969
H. Kuno (Japan)

1969-1971
L. Constantinescu (Romania)

1971-1975
A. Ashour (Egypt)

1975-1979
G.D. Garland (Canada)

1979-1983
N.V. Shebalin (U.S.S.R.)

1983-1991
C. Kisslinger (U.S.A.)

1991-1995
P.J. Wyllie (U.S.A.)

1995-2003
U. Shamir (Israel)

2003-2007
T. Beer (Australia)

2007-2011
H. Gupta (India)

2011-2015
M. Sideris (Canada)

2015-2019
K. Whaler (U.K.)

1919-1930
Sir Henry Lyons (U.K.)

1930-1946
H. St. J.L. Winterbotham (U.K.)

1946-1951
J.M. Stagg (U.K.)

1951-1963
G.R. Laclavère (France)

1963-1973
G.D. Garland (Canada)

1973-1991
P. Melchior (Belgium)
P. Melchior served as Adjoint Secretary General from 1971-1975

1991-1999
G. Balmino (France)

1999-2007
J.A. Joselyn (U.S.A.)

2007-2019
A. Ismail-Zadeh (Germany/Russia)

1960-1971
E. Andersen (Denmark)

1971-1979
E. Kejlso (Denmark)

1979-1987
O. Bedsted Andersen (Denmark)

1987-1999
S. Gregersen (Denmark)

1999-2019
A. Hansen (Denmark)

1957-1960
G.Deacon (U.K.)
J.W.Joyce (U.S.A.)
C.Tsuboi (Japan)

1960-1963
M.S. Krishnan (India)
T. Nagata (Japan)

1963-1967
B. Bolin (Sweden)
V.A. Troitskaya (U.S.S.R.)

1967-1971
L. Constantinescu (Romania)
T. Malone (U.S.A.)
A.M. Oboukhov (U.S.S.R.)

1971-1975: W.C. Ackermann (U.S.A.)
L. Constantinescu (Romania)
N.V. Shebalin (U.S.S.R.)

1975-1979
N.V. Shebalin (U.S.S.R.)
H. Lacombe (France)
C. Kisslinger (U.S.A.)

1979-1983
J.C.I. Dooge (Ireland)
H. Lacombe (France)
C. Kisslinger (U.S.A.)

1983-1987
J.C.I. Dooge (Ireland)
V.I. Keilis-Borok (U.S.S.R.)
H. Moritz (Austria)

1987-1991
G. McBean (Canada)
H. Moritz (Austria)
Ye Duzheng (China)

1991-1995
G. McBean (Canada)
Ye Duzheng (China)
A.S.Monin (Russia)

1995-1999
J. Chen (China)
A.S. Monin (Russia)
S. Uyeda (Japan)

1999-2001
J. Chen (China)
H.K. Gupta (India)
L.V. Shannon (South Africa)

2001-2003
T. Beer (Australia)
J. Chen (China)
H.K. Gupta (India)

2003-2007
Y.T. Chen (China)
H.K. Gupta (India)
A.A.A. Tealeb (Egypt)

2007-2011
Y.T. Chen (China)
D. Jackson (USA)
A.A.A. Tealeb (Egypt)

2011-2015
I. Ansorge (South Africa)
P. Hubert (France)
K. Satake (Japan)

2015-2019
I. Ansorge (South Africa)
P. Hubert (France)
C. Rizos (Australia)

Executive Committee

The IUGG Executive Committee works to further the scientific objectives of the Union and International Associations by effective co-ordination and formulation of general policies. It consists of the IUGG Bureau, the IUGG Immediate Past President, and the Presidents of the International Associations.

Current Executive Committee of the Union

According to Article 10 of the Statutes of IUGG the Executive Committee consists of: Members of the Current Bureau of the Union (see above), the IUGG Immediate Past President and the Presidents of the International Associations.

IUGG Immediate Past President:
Michael Sideris

Department of Geomatics Engineering
University of Calgary
2500 University Drive N.W.
Calgary, AB T2N 1N4
CANADA

IACS President:
Liss M. Andreassen

Norwegian Water Resources and Energy Directorate (NVE), Section for Glaciers, Ice and Snow, Hydrology Department
P.O. Box 5091 Majorstua
0301 Oslo, NORWAY

IAG President:
Zuheir Altamimi

Université Paris Diderot
UFR STEP/IPGP/Equipe Géodésie
Bâtiment Lamarck B
35 rue Hélène Brion
75205 Paris Cedex 13, FRANCE

IAGA President:
Mioara Mandea

Centre National d’Etudes Spatiales (CNES)
2, Place Maurice Quentin
75001 Paris
FRANCE

IAHS President:
Berit Arheimer

Swedish Meteorological & Hydrological Institute
Research and Development / Hydrology
601 76 Norrköping
SWEDEN

IAMAS President:
Joyce Penner

University of Michigan
Department of Atmospheric, Oceanic, and Space Sciences, 2455 Hayward Street
Ann Arbor, MI, 48109-2143, USA

IAPSO President:
Trevor McDougall

University of New South Wales
The School of Mathematics and Statistics
Sydney, NSW, 2052
AUSTRALIA

IASPEI President:
Kenji Satake

University of Tokyo
Earthquake Research Institute
1-1-1 Yayoi, Bunkyo-ku
Tokyo, 113-0032, JAPAN

IAVCEI President:
Patrick Allard

Equipe Géologie des systèmes volcaniques
Institut de Physique du Globe de Paris
1 rue Jussieu
75238 Paris Cedex 5, FRANCE

Finance Committee

The IUGG Finance Committee interacts with the IUGG Treasurer regarding budgetary matters. It consists of persons elected by the IUGG Council. The members of the Finance Committee are not members of the IUGG Bureau or the IUGG Executive Committee.

The income of the Union is derived mainly from annual contributions of the Member Countries according to a scale of categories to which each Member adheres, determined in relation to its own activities in geodesy and geophysics.

About half of the income of the Union is allocated to its Associations. A modest part of the budget is used to meet administrative costs, while the greater part of the remainder is devoted to the organization of Symposia and General Assemblies. Every year the Union subsidizes about ten Symposia.

Current IUGG Finance Committee (2019-2023)

Chair:
Corina Risso

Universidad de Buenos Aires
Facultad de Ciencias Exactas y Naturales
Departamento de Geologia
Ciudad Universitaria, Pabellon 2
1428 Buenos Aires
ARGENTINA

Budapest University of Technology
and Economics
Department of Geodesy and Surveying
P.O. Box 91
1521 Budapest
HUNGARY

University of Nebraska State Museum
of Natural History
Nebraska Hall W436
Lincoln
Nebraska 68588-0514
USA

IUGG Current Budget

2020-2023 IUGG Approved Budget

Past Officers of the Finance Committee

1948-1954
J.T. Wilson (Canada)

1957-1957
nbsp; A.T. Doodson (U.K.)

1957-1963
K.H. Beij (U.S.A.)

1963-1967
M. Doporto (Ireland)

1967-1971
T.J. Kukkamäki (Finland)

1971-1975
J.M. Stagg (U.K.)

1975-1979
C.A. Whitten (U.S.A.)

1979-1983
H.I.S. Thirlaway (U.K.)

1983-1995
J.O. Cardus (Spain)

1995-1999
A.A. Ashour (Egypt)

1999-2003
A.F. Spilhaus (U.S.A.)

2003-2007
M. Hamlin (U.K.)

2007-2011
J. F. Vilas (Argentina)

2011-2016
D. Collins (UK)

2017-2019
J. Krynski (Poland)

1948-1957
K.H. Beij (U.S.A.)

1957-1960
M. Goldschmidt (Israel)

1960-1967
T.J. Kukkamäki (Finland)

1967-1975
C.A. Whitten (U.S.A.)

1975-1979
H.I.S. Thirlaway (U.K.)

1979-1987
A.E. Maxwell (U.S.A.)

1987-1989
J. Somogyi (Hungary)

1989-1999
A.F. Spilhaus (U.S.A.)

1999-2003
P. Pinet (France)

1948-1951
G. Dianderas (Peru)
A.T. Doodson (U.K.)
J. Vignal (France)

1951-1954
A.T. Doodson (U.K.)
M. Goldschmidt (Israel)
J. Vignal (France)

1954-1957
M.J. Goldschmidt (Israel)
J. Vignal (France)
F. Gassmann (Switzerland)

1957-1960
J.M. Rayner (Australia)
A. Romana (Spain)
J. Vignal (France)

1960-1963
M. Doporto (Ireland)
J.M. Rayner (Australia)
A. Romana (Spain)

1963-1967
C.A. Whitten (U.S.A.)
S. Krynski (Poland)
A. Romana (Spain)

1967-1971
S. Krynski (Poland)
J.M. Stagg (U.K.)
E. Walzer (Switzerland)

1971-1975
S. Krynski (Poland)
E. Walser (Switzerland)
G. Yamamoto (Japan)

1975-1979
S. Krynski (Poland)
G. Yamamoto (Japan)
P.K. Das (India)

1979-1983
J.O. Cardus (Spain)
J. Rais (Indonesia)
J. Somogyi (Hungary)

1983-1987
A. Ashour (Egypt)
J. Rais (Indonesia)
J. Somogyi (Hungary)

1987-1991
A. Ashour (Egypt)
J. Rais (Indonesia)
A.F. Spilhaus (U.S.A.)

1991-1995
A. Ashour (Egypt)
A.F. Spilhaus (U.S.A.)
M.J. Hamlin (U.K.)

1995-1999
V.K. Gaur (India)
E. Groten (Germany)
M.J. Hamlin (U.K.)

1999-2003
V.K. Gaur (India)
E. Groten (Germany)
M.J. Hamlin (U.K.)

2003-2007
B.L.N. Kennett (U.K.)
K. Suyehiro (Japan)
J.F. Vilas (Argentina)
D. Jackson (USA)

2007-2011
D. Collins (U.K.)
J. Krynski (Poland)
K. Suyehiro (Japan)

2011-2015
Z. Hajnal (Canada)
J. Krynski (Poland)
D. Rhoades (New Zealand)

2015-2016
J. Krynski (Poland)
C. Risso (Argentina)
V. Tiwari (India)

2017-2019
N.M. Abou Ashour (Egypt)
C. Risso (Argentina)
V. Tiwari (India)

Guidelines on IUGG Administration

This document consolidates the current administrative practices of the Union as mandated by the Statutes and By-Laws and as interpreted by IUGG Officers, the Bureau, and the Executive Committee.

Guidelines Download