The IUGG Electronic Journal

Volume 1 No. 4 (May 1, 2001)

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. IUGG Bureau Requesting Guidance for Strategic Planning
  2. IAMAS Grants to attend Assembly exceed $43,000
  3. Peter Wyllie to receive Roebling Medal
  4. IUGG meetings occurring during May-July, 2001

1. IUGG Bureau Requesting Guidance for Strategic Planning

During the month of May, Associations and Member Countries will receive questionnaires from the IUGG Bureau intended to survey their opinions regarding the structure and procedures of the IUGG. Our intent is to modernize and improve. IUGG will appreciate your immediate attention and response when these questionnaires arrive.

2. IAMAS Grants to attend Assembly exceed $43,000

The IAMAS Scientific Assembly will be held July 10-18, 2001, in Innsbruck, Austria. Prof. Roland List, Secretary-General of IAMAS, reports that 57 scientists (including 13 young scientists) from 27 countries have been approved for travel assistance totaling US $ 43,878. Dr. List noted that the total includes a contribution of $ 5000 from the World Meteorological Organization. For additional information about the Assembly, visit the IAMAS web sites or

3. Peter Wyllie to receive Roebling Medal

Peter Wyllie, immediate Past-President of the IUGG, has been awarded the 2001 Roebling Medal of the Mineralogical Society of America. It will be presented at the Annual Meeting of the Geological Society of America in Boston, Massachusetts, on November 6th. The Roebling Medal is the highest award of the Mineralogical Society of America for scientific eminence as represented primarily by scientific publication of outstanding original research in mineralogy.

4. IUGG meetings occurring during May-July, 2001

A calendar of meetings of interest to IUGG disciplines (especially those organized by IUGG Associations) has been added to the IUGG Web Site []. More information about these meetings can be found there. Individual Associations also list more meetings appropriate to their disciplines. For example, the International Association of Hydrological Sciences (IAHS/AISH) has a complete "meetings" section on their web site:

  • May 20-24 SEDI [Studies of Earth's Deep Interior], Virginia, USA, Eleventh Annual V. M. Goldschmidt Conference
  • May 22-24 IAG, Wuhan University, China, Monitoring of Constructions and Local Geodynamic Processes
  • June 1-6 IASPEI, Orviedo, Umbria, Italy, Workshop on Seismic Tomography and Accurate Hypocenter Location
  • June 10-15 SEDI, South Hadley, Massachusetts, USA, 2001 Gordon Research Conference on the Earth's Interior
  • June 13-16 IAGA/SCOSTEP, Longmont, Colorado, USA, International Solar Cycle Studies 2001 - Solar Variability, Climate and Space Weather Symposium
  • June 13-17 IASPEI, Aussois, France, 7th Workshop on Numerical Modeling of Mantle Convection and Lithothospheric Processes
  • June 17-23 SCOSTEP, Longmont, Colorado, U.S.A., CEDAR Workshop and SCOSTEP STP - 10 Symposium
  • June 18-21 IAHS, Sheffield, United Kingdom, Groundwater Quality 2001
  • June 25-29 UN/ESA, Reduit, Mauritius, Tenth UN/ESA, Workshop on Basic Space Science
  • July 2-6 IAGA/ICMA/SPARC, Prague, Czech Republic, International Workshop on Long-Term Changes and Trends in the Atmosphere
  • July 8-13 IEEE/URSI, Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.A., IEEE AP-S Int'l Symposium and USNC/URSI National Radio Science Meeting
  • July 10-18 IAMAS, Innsbruck, Austria, IAMAS 8th Scientific Assembly
  • July 10-13 ICSU/WCRP/IGBP/IHDP, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, Global Change Open Science Conference: Challenges of a Changing Earth
  • July 18-27 IAHS, Maastricht, The Netherlands, IAHS 6th Scientific Assembly: A New Hydrology for a Thirsty Planet

End of IUGG Electronic Journal Volume 1 Number 4 (May 1, 2001)
J. A. Joselyn, Secretary General  [ ], fax:  1 303 497 3645.