The IUGG Electronic Journal

Volume 2 No. 3 (March 1, 2002)

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. New IUGG Web Site Additions
  2. André Berger receives 2001 European Latsis Prize
  3. Thomas Rosswall is the new Executive Director of ICSU
  4. IUGG-related meetings occurring during March - May 2002

1. New IUGG Web Site Additions

The IUGG Annual Report for 2001 is now available on the IUGG Web Site. This report, prepared for the International Council for Science (ICSU), includes an introduction to IUGG as well as summaries of the activities of the Union and each of the Associations during the past year.

To improve communications, the IUGG Bureau decided to publish summaries of the Bureau and Executive Committee meetings. Summaries of these meetings held in Sapporo in 2001 are now posted on the web site. The Executive Committee meeting summary includes an analysis of the results of the Questionnaire regarding "IUGG Structure, Goals, and Objectives" that was sent to all IUGG Adhering Bodies early in 2001.

2. André Berger receives 2001 European Latsis Prize

Prof. André Berger, President of the IUGG National Committee for Belgium and IAMAS National Correspondent, recently received the 2001 European Latsis Prize in the field of climate research from the European Science Foundation. Prof. Berger was cited for his "outstanding contributions to the understanding of the Ice Age climate" and for "understanding how the climatic fluctuations are generated, using computer models of different complexity." A. Berger is a professor of climatology and meteorology at the Catholic University of Louvain, Belgium.

3. Thomas Rosswall is the new Executive Director of ICSU

Dr. Thomas Rosswall is the new Executive Director of the International Council for Science (ICSU), replacing Dr. Larry Kohler who returned to International Labour Organization in Geneva. Dr. Carthage Smith is the Deputy Executive Director of ICSU, a newly created position. The
Curriculum Vitae of both gentlemen are on the ICSU web page ( under "new information."

4. IUGG-related meetings occurring during March - May 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.

  • March 7-9 IUPAP, Paris, France, International Conference on Women in Physics
  • March 18-22 IAG, Caracas, Venezuela, Congreso Internacional de Geodesia y Carografia
  • March 18-22 IAHS/WMO/UNESCO IHP, Cape Town, South Africa, 4th International Conference on FRIEND (Flow Regimes from International Experimental and Network Data)
  • March 18-22 SCOSTEP, Kyoto, Japan, International Symposium on Equatorial Processes Including Coupling (EPIC)
  • March 25-29 IAHS, Berkeley, California, USA, International Groundwater Symposium: Bridging the Gap between Measurements & Modelling in Heterogeneous Media
  • April 14-19 IASPEI, Lake Starnberg, Germany, 10th International Workshop on Seismic Anisotropy
  • April 15-24 IAGA, Hermanus Magnetic Observatory, South Africa, 10th IAGA Workshop on Geomagnetic Observatory Instruments, Data Acquisition and Processing
  • April 22-26 EGS, Nice, France, SEDI Symposium "Dynamics of the core - models and observations"; IAHS (ICT) Symposium "Hydrological and Meteorological Coupling in Mountain Areas"
  • April 26-28 IAG, Nice, France, IAG Executive Committee meeting
  • May 6-10 IOC/EC/FRNS, Liege, Belgium, 34th Int'l Liege Colloquium on Ocean Dynamics: Tracer Methods in Geophys. Fluid Dynamics Colloquium
  • May 7-9 URSI, Alexandria, Virginia, USA, 10th International Ionospheric Effects Symposium
  • May 13-17 IAVCEI, IPGP, WOVO, St. Pierre, Martinique, West Indies, International Congress Montagne Pelee 1902-2002
  • May 15-17 URSI, Fairbanks, Alaska, USA, Comm. G Int'l Symposium on the High Latitude Ionosphere
  • May 21-24 IAG/FIG, Berlin, Germany, 2nd Symposium on Geodesy for Geotechnical and Structural Engineering
  • May 27-30 EUGIN/NNF, Copenhagen, Denmark, European Navigation Conference - GNSS 2002
  • May 28 - June 1 AGU, Washington, DC, USA, AGU spring meeting

End of IUGG Electronic Journal Volume 2 Number 3 (March 1, 2002)
J. A. Joselyn, Secretary General  [ ], fax:  1 303 497 3645.