The IUGG Electronic Journal

Volume 1 No. 10 (November 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. Updates needed for the 2002 IUGG Yearbook
  2. Meetings in 2002 selected for IUGG support
  3. International Geophysical Calendar for 2002
  4. IUGG endorses ICSU membership for ISPRS
  5. Recent Awards to IUGG Bureau Members
  6. IUGG-related meetings occurring during November, 2001 - January 2002

1. Updates needed for the 2002 IUGG Yearbook

Work is in progress to update the information in the IUGG Yearbook. We thank the IUGG National Committees that have provided new and revised information to the Secretariat. Your help is greatly appreciated to accomplish these updates within the next few weeks.

2. Meetings in 2002 selected for IUGG support

IUGG co-sponsors symposia and meetings appropriate to our disciplines of study. A small budget of $15,000 (USD) is spent annually to assist meetings, and especially to support the attendance of scientists from developing countries and young scientists. Officers of the Associations and Inter-Association Commissions and Committees nominate meetings to receive these awards. For 2002, IUGG will support the following six meetings. More information about each of them can be obtained under the "Calendar" option on the IUGG Web site [].

  • 4th International Conference on FRIEND (Flow Regimes from International Experimental and Network Data), March, Capetown, South Africa
  • International Congress Montagne Pelee 1902-2002, May, Martinque, West Indies
  • Euroscience - IUGG Conference on Reduction of Risk and Sustainable Development of Society, June, Budapest, Hungary
  • 3rd International Conference on Continental Earthquakes (III ICCE), September, Beijing, China
  • IAG International Symposium on Recent Crustal Deformations in South America and Surrounding Areas, and, VII International Congress of Earth Sciences 2002, October, Santiago, Chile
  • COSPAR Scientific Assembly and second World Space Congress, October, Houston, Texas, especially co-sponsoring Symposium A0.3: Natural and Manmade Hazards Management Using Space Technology

3. International Geophysical Calendar for 2002

The International Geophysical Calendar for 2002 will soon be available electronically at The Calendar was drawn up by H.E. Coffey of the ISES Steering Committee and is published for the International Council for Science (ICSU) with financial assistance from UNESCO. Calendars have been issued annually beginning with the IGY, 1957-58. Copies are available upon request to ISES Chairman, Dr. Katsuhide Marubashi, (Fax number +81-42-327-6677; e-mail, or ISES Secretary for World Days, Miss H.E. Coffey, (Fax number (303)497-6513; e-mail

4. IUGG endorses ICSU membership for ISPRS

IUGG recently endorsed the application of the International Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing (ISPRS) for full membership in the International Council for Science (ICSU). The application was reviewed by the IUGG Executive Committee who determined that the mission and objective of ISPRS are unique and would clearly enhance ICSU's scientific activities

5. Recent Awards to IUGG Bureau Members

The Indian Geophysical Union (IGU) Millennium Award was presented to Dr. Harsh K. Gupta at the 36th Annual Convention of IGU held at Pondicherry University. This one-time award was given "For his outstanding contributions in the field of Natural Hazards and Disaster Management." Dr. Gupta is a Member of the IUGG Bureau.

The German Geological Society (Deutsche Geologische Gesellschaft) Leopold von Buch Medal was presented to Dr. Peter Wyllie at their October 2001 Conference in Kiel, Germany. The award was given "In recognition of his scientific research on the petrology of crystalline rocks, and also for his service in publicizing the importance of geosciences for society". The award was accompanied by an honorary membership in the German Geological Society. Dr. Wyllie is the immediate Past-President of IUGG.

The International Award for Hydrology for 2000, jointly bestowed annually by WMO, UNESCO and IAHS, was awarded to Dr. Uri Shamir, Vice-President of IUGG.

6. IUGG-related meetings occurring during November 2001 - January 2002

A calendar of meetings of interest to IUGG disciplines (especially those organized by IUGG Associations) is posted on the IUGG Web Site []. Specific information about these meetings can be found there. Individual Associations also list more meetings on their web sites appropriate to their disciplines.

  • November 14-16 ISCOPS, Pasadena, California, USA, 9th Int’l Space Conference of Pacific-basin Societies (ISCOPS)
  • November 19-22 IAHS/IAHR/ACSE/EWRI, Heian-Kaikan, Kyoto, Japan, 5th International Symposium on Hydrological Applications of Weather Radar-Radar Hydrology
  • December 10-14 AGU, San Francisco, California, USA, AGU Fall Meeting

There are no January meetings in the data base.

End of IUGG Electronic Journal Volume 1 Number 10 (November 1, 2001)
J. A. Joselyn, Secretary General  [ ], fax:  1 303 497 3645.