The IUGG Electronic Journal

Volume 2 No. 6 (June 3, 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. Information about IUGG Archives
  2. Reminder of Call for IUGG Nominations
  3. Recent Publications from IAHS Press
  4. IUGG-related meetings occurring during June - August 2002

1. Information about IUGG Archives

When the IUGG Archive was transferred from Toulouse, France, to the present Office of the Secretariat in Boulder, Colorado, USA, it became clear that this large volume of valuable records should be deposited in a permanent facility where they could be accessed both by IUGG officers and scholars of the history of science. In March 2000, the IUGG Bureau agreed to deposit the records in the Niels Bohr Library of the Center of the History of Physics of the American Institute of Physics. An article on the Niels Bohr Library, "Preserving the Heritage of Discovery" by the director, Spencer Weart, appeared in the January, 2002 issue of Physics Today (pgs 28-33). For more information about the library itself, consult their web site:

Recently, we were informed that the inventory/finding aid for the IUGG records, are now processed and online at:

The finding aid is comprised of the following sections:

  • short summary of the union, what it is comprised of, and how it operates
  • historical summary, including dates and important events
  • description of how the records were organized, the scope and content of the collection, and how you can access them
  • series descriptions and container lists

Here is a sample of the information posted about the General Assemblies.

Series VIII: General Assemblies, 1939-99
The Proceedings (Comptes Rendus), Circulars, Agendas, Programs, Abstracts, reports, and participant lists are all included in the records (5.25 feet) of the 7th and 10th through 22nd IUGG General Assemblies, including the Extraordinary General Assembly held in Durham, England, in 1977. Correspondence and other organizing documents are also included for some of the Assemblies.

The IUGG Secretariat is grateful to the Center for the History of Physics for their professional and considerate care of the IUGG Archive.

2. Reminder of Call for IUGG Nominations

The April, 2002, issue of the IUGG E-Journal included a summary of procedures for nominations for a new IUGG Bureau (President, Vice-President, Treasurer, and 3 Members) and Finance Committee (5 members). The new officers will be elected by the IUGG Council at their meeting in Sapporo in 2003. Instructions regarding the procedures to be used to submit nominations are posted on the IUGG Web site, and have been mailed to all IUGG officers and Adhering Bodies.

The deadline for submissions is 30 September, 2002. Because of summer schedules, please do not delay to submit your nominations. Prof. Dr. Klaus Peter Schwarz, the Chair of the Nominations Committee, is available to answer your specific questions and accept nominations.

fax: 1 403 284 1980
post: Prof. Dr. Klaus-Peter Schwarz
Dept. of Geomatics Engineering
University of Calgary
2500 University Drive N.W.
Calgary, ALBERTA T2N 1N4

3. Recent Publications from IAHS Press

The International Association of Hydrological Sciences (IAHS) has published four books, listed below, in recent months. A description of each publication and a list of the contents and the abstracts of the papers included in each are available at the IAHS web site:

THE EXTREMES OF THE EXTREMES: EXTRAORDINARY FLOODS edited by Árni Snorrason, Helga P. Finnsdóttir & Marshall E. Moss Publ. no. 271 (March 2002).

INTEGRATED WATER RESOURCES MANAGEMENT edited by Miguel A. Mariño & Slobodan P. Simonovic Publ. no. 272 (December 2001)

AGRICULTURAL EFFECTS ON GROUND AND SURFACE WATERS: RESEARCH AT THE EDGE OF SCIENCE AND SOCIETY edited by Joop Steenvoorden, Frans Claessen & Jaap Willems Publ. no. 273 (April 2002)

FRIEND 2002-REGIONAL HYDROLOGY: BRIDGING THE GAP BETWEEN RESEARCH AND PRACTICE edited by Henny A. J. van Lanen & Siegfried Demuth Publ. no. 274 (March 2002)

4. IUGG-related meetings occurring during June - August 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.

  • June 3-14 IHDP/START, Bonn, Germany, 3rd bi-annual International Human Dimensions Workshop on Human Dimensions of Urbanisation and the Transition to Sustainability
  • June 9-15 IAVCEI, Fairbanks, Alaska, USA, 3rd Biennial Workshop on Subduction Processes in the Kurile-Kamchactka-Aleutian Arcs
  • June 12-14 IAG, Athens, Greece, General Assembly of the Working Group of European Geoscientists for the Establishment of Networks for Earth Science Research (Wegener 2002)
  • June 12-15 IASPEI, Hawaii, USA, IRIS annual meeting
  • June 15-16 IUGG/GeoRisk, Budapest, Hungary, Euroscience - IUGG Conference Reduction of Risk & Sustainable Development of Society
  • June 16-22 IAGA, Santa Fe, New Mexico, U.S.A., 16th EM Induction Workshop
  • June 17-21 IAG, Matera, Italy, V. Hotine-Marussi Symposium on Mathematical Geodesy
  • June 17-21 IUGG/CMG, Torino , Italy, Pattern and Form in Earth Dynamics; 24th International Conference on Mathematical Geophysics
  • June 17-20 IAHS/ICGW, Prague, Czech Republic, 4th International Conference on Calibration and Reliability in Groundwater Modelling
  • June 19-21 IASPEI, Sintra, Portugal, 3rd Int'l Conference on Computer Simulation in Risk Analysis and Hazard Mitigation
  • June 20-24 AGU, Santorini, Greece, Volcanism and the Earth's Atmosphere (Chapman Conference)
  • July 1-5 IAHS/IAHR, Cardiff, U.K., 5th International Conference on Hydroinformatics
  • July 1-5 UN, Moshi, Tanzania, International Conference to Mark the International Year of Mountains (IYM2002)
  • July 1-6 IASPEI, Castle of Zahradky, Czech Republic, Workshop/Summer School on the Structure and Tectonics of Active Convergent Margins
  • July 3-5 IASPEI, Nice-Sophia Antipolis, France, TeleGeo 2002 - Third Symposium
  • July 9- 12 AGU, Wellington, New Zealand, Western Pacific Geophysics Meeting
  • July 15-26 ICSU/SCAR, Shanghai. China, XXVII SCAR Assembly
  • July 22-26 IUGG/SEDI, Lake Tahoe, California, USA, 8th Symposium of Studies of Earth's Deep Interior
  • July 22-26 IAHS, Dresden, Germany, 3rd international Conference on Water Resources and Environment Research (ICWRER)
  • August 17- 24 URSI, Maastricht, The Netherlands, XXVIIth General Assembly of the Int'l Union of Radio Science
  • August 19-23 IAGA, Perth, Scotland, U.K., Mesospheric Clouds
  • August 24-28 IAGA/SPIE, Waikoloa, Hawaii, U.S.A., Innovative Telescopes and Instrumentation for Solar Astrophysics (AS20)
  • August 26 - September 4 ICSU/UNESCO, Johannesburg, South Africa, Earth Summit 2002 and Conference on Sustainable Development
  • August 26-30 International Glaciological Society, Chamonix Mont-Blanc, France, International Symposium on Physical and Mechanical Processes in Ice in Relation to Glacier and Ice-Sheet Modelling
  • August 26-30 IAG, Thessaloniki, Greece, 3rd Meeting of the International Gravity and Geoid Commission

End of IUGG Electronic Journal Volume 2 Number 6 (June 3, 2002)
J. A. Joselyn, Secretary General  [ ], fax:  1 303 497 3645.