The IUGG Electronic Journal

Volume 1 No. 6 (July 2, 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 General Assembly Web Site
  2. Thank you for responses to the IUGG Member Country Questionnaires
  3. IUGG Executives Receive EGS Honors
  4. IUGG-related meetings occurring during July-September, 2001

1. IUGG General Assembly Web Site

The Local Organizing Committee of the IUGG 2003 General Assembly (June 30- July 11, 2003) in Sapporo, Japan, has announced the opening of the Web site for the meeting.

Other useful addresses are as follows:

Secretariat of IUGG2003
c/o International Communications Specialists, Inc. (ICS)
2-7-4 Sabo Kaikan-bekkan, Hirakawa-cho, Chiyoda-ku,
Tokyo 102-8646 JAPAN

Fax: +81-3-3263-7077 E-mail:


Japan Marine Science and Technology Center (JAMSTEC)
2-15 Natsushima-cho
Yokosuka 237-0061 JAPAN

Fax: +81-468-66-5541 E-mail:

2. Thank you for responses to the IUGG Member Country Questionnaires

As of the 30th of June, the IUGG Bureau had received replies from the following National Committees. We sincerely appreciate these responses, and invite comments at any time for improvement of IUGG services and structure. Algeria, Bulgaria, Canada, China, Colombia, Denmark, Egypt, Estonia, Finland, Germany, Hungary, Iceland, India, Indonesia, Iran, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Luxembourg, Mexico, Morocco, Norway, Russia, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, Switzerland, Taipei, and the U.S.A.

3. IUGG Executives Receive EGS Honors

The following persons received recognition from the European Geophysical Society at their 26th General Assembly in Nice, France, in March.

Susanna Zerbini, President of IAG's Section V (Geodynamics) Commission XIV: Crustal Deformation, received a Badge Award for "her exceptional services as president of the geodesy section and her eminent contribution in promoting geodesy within the society."

Dan Rosbjerg, President-elect of the IAHS International Commission on Water Resources Systems (ICWRS), received the Henry Darcy Medal for "his outstanding contributions to the analysis of extreme hydrological processes and their engineering implications."

Atsuhiro Nishida, the Chairman of the IUGG 2003 General Assembly Programme Committee, received the Hannes Alfvén Medal for "his outstanding contributions to the study of plasma processes in the Earth's magnetosphere and as an international space science coordinator." In addition to the EGS honor, Professor Nishida recently received a Prize from the Japan Academy for "Studies on the Earth's Magnetospheric Structure and Plasma Convection." His award was one of only nine presented across a broad spectrum of disciplines.

4. IUGG-related meetings occurring during July-September, 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.

  • 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
  • September 3-7 - IAG, Budapest, Hungary, IAG 2001 Scientific Assembly: Vistas for Geodesy in the New Millennium
  • September 10-14 - WCRP/GEWEX, Paris, France, 4th Int'l Scientific Conference on the Global Energy and Water Cycle
  • September 17-20 - COSPAR, Kailua-Kona, Hawaii, U.S.A., Multi-Wavelength Observations of Coronal Structure and Dynamics
  • September 22-26 - EGS, Blatonfüred, Hungary, Stefan Müller Conference: Quantitative Neotectonics and Seismic Hazard Assessment
  • September 24-28 - ICSU/SCOPE, Bremen, Germany, 11th General Assembly of the Scientific Committee on Problems of the Environment (SCOPE)

End of IUGG Electronic Journal Volume 1 Number 6 (July 2, 2001)
J. A. Joselyn, Secretary General  [ ], fax:  1 303 497 3645.