The IUGG Electronic Journal

Volume 1 No. 5 (June 5, 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 Representatives to meetings
  2. IUGG Support of Interdisciplinary Initiatives involving Developing Countries
  3. IUGG-related meetings occurring during June-August, 2001

1. IUGG Representatives to meetings

Dr. Philip Woodworth (U.K.) will represent IUGG/IAPSO at the First Session of the Joint WMO/IOC Technical Commission for Oceanography and Marine Meteorology (JCOMM) of the World Meteorological Organization, which will be in Akureyri, Iceland, in June.

Dr. M. Kono (Japan) will represent IUGG at the 3rd World Water Forum which will be in Kyoto, Japan, in June. Dr. K. Takeuchi (Japan) and Dr. P. Hubert (France), President-elect and Secretary-General of IAHS, will also attend.

Dr. Roland List (Canada) will represent IUGG/IAMAS/IAHS at the 53rd session of the Executive Council of the World Meteorological Organization, which will be in Geneva in June.

Dr. N.J. Peters (U.S.A.) will represent IUGG/IAHS at the SCOPE (Scientific Committee on Problems of the Environment) 11th General Assembly which will be Bremen, Germany, in September.

2. IUGG Support of Interdisciplinary Initiatives involving Developing Countries

At the 1999 General Assembly, a special "opportunity fund" was set aside in the budget to support proposals for inter-Association initiatives. As of now, $35,000 has been allocated for 7 projects, as shown below. Additional proposals are welcome.

  1. South America Geoid 2000 Workshop held at Universidade de Sao Paulo, Brazil, May 17-19, 2000 IAG/IAPSO
  2. Second Workshop on "Gravity, Geodesy, and the Ocean Circulation as inferred from Altimetry" in South America (October, 2001, Mar del Plata, Argentina) IAPSO/IAG
  3. Initiation of a Joint Commission on Groundwater-Seawater Interactions IAPSO/IAHS
  4. The Webcyclopedia Project GeoRisk Commission
  5. Exploration of a joint Assembly in India in 2005 IAHS/IAMAS/IAPSO
  6. Joint Working Group on Subduction Zone studies IASPEI/IAVCEI
  7. Historical Database for the Pacific; and study of submarine slumping as a tsunami mechanism Tsunami Commission

3. IUGG-related meetings occurring during June-August, 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:

  • June 1-6 IASPEI, Orviedo, Umbria, Italy, Workshop on Seismic Tomography and Accurate Hypocenter Location
  • June 3-5 UGG/IAHS, Kyoto, Japan, 3rd World Water Forum
  • June 7-12 GSA/IAVCEI, Mammoth Lakes, California, USA, Penrose Conference on Large Silicic Magma Bodies
  • June 8-9 IAHS, Tokyo, Japan, Workshop on Climate Change and Water Resources Management
  • 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 10-13 ICSU/WCRP/IGBP/IHDP, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, Global Change Open Science Conference: Challenges of a Changing Earth
  • July 10-18 IAMAS, Innsbruck, Austria, IAMAS 8th Scientific Assembly
  • July 18-27 IAHS, Maastricht, The Netherlands, IAHS 6th Scientific Assembly: A New Hydrology for a Thirsty Planet
  • July 30 IUGG Bureau meeting, Sapporo, Japan
  • July 31 IUGG 2003 Scientific Programme Committee meeting, Sapporo, Japan
  • August 1-2 IUGG Executive Committee meeting, Sapporo, Japan
  • August 1-4 URSI, Tokyo, Japan, 2001 Asia Pacific Radio Science Conference
  • August 7-10 IUGG/Tsunami Commission, Seattle, Washington, USA, International Tsunami Symposium
  • August 18-30 IAGA/IASPEI, Hanoi, Vietnam, IAGA-IAMAS 2001 Joint Scientific Assembly
  • August 20-24 IGBP/WCRP/IHDP, Utrecht, The Netherlands, Climate Conference 2001
  • August 27-31 IAG, Helsinki, Finland, IAG International Symposium on Recent Crustal Movements

End of IUGG Electronic Journal Volume 1 Number 5 (June 5, 2001)
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