The IUGG Electronic Journal

Volume 2 No. 8 (August 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. Reminder of Call for IUGG Nominations, due 30 September
  2. ICSU Grant for 2003 awarded to IUGG/IAGA
  3. Registrations and Abstracts for IUGG General Assembly are now being accepted
  4. Committee for Proposals to Revise IUGG Statutes and Bylaws appointed
  5. IUGG Bureau to meet in Cape Town August 31 - September 1
  6. IUGG-related meetings occurring during August - October 2002

1. Reminder of Call for IUGG Nominations, due 30 September

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

The deadline for submissions is 30 September, 2002. 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
Prof. Dr. Klaus-Peter Schwarz
Dept. of Geomatics Engineering
University of Calgary
2500 University Drive N.W.
Calgary, ALBERTA T2N 1N4

2. ICSU Grant for 2003 awarded to IUGG/IAGA

The awards for the ICSU Grants Programme for 2003 have been announced. A proposal submitted by Vladimir Papitashvili, Chair of Division V (Geomagnetic Observatories, Surveys, and Analyses) of the International Association of Geomagnetism and Aeronomy (IAGA) received $35,000 to pursue "Rescue of Old Analogue Magnetograms by Converting to Digital Images." The proposal was supported by the ICSU Panel on World Data Centers. Congratulations!

3. Registrations and Abstracts for IUGG General Assembly are now being accepted

The 2003 General Assembly web site is now assigning ID numbers and accepting abstracts and travel assistance applications for the Sapporo Assembly. (To reach the web site, visit the IUGG home page at and click on the General Assembly link.) The registration fee has not yet been determined, but it will be announced soon. Instructions for persons wishing to apply for an ID number by mail or fax are found on page 14 of the General Assembly Second Circular. To receive a copy of the Second Circular, send an e-mail request to, or send a fax to 81 468 67 9315.

4. Committee for Proposals to Revise IUGG Statutes and Bylaws appointed

According to the IUGG Statutes, proposals by Member Countries for a change of any article of the statutes of the Union must reach the Secretary General at least six months before the announced date of the Council Meeting at which it is to be considered. Two-thirds of the Delegates at the Council Meeting must approve any change. The Council Meeting on 4 July, 2003, in Sapporo, Japan, will consider changes to the Statutes and By-laws; therefore, such proposals must be received at the Office of the Secretariat by January 4, 2003. President Masaru Kono has appointed a Committee, chaired by Prof. Uri Shamir, to co-ordinate proposals for changes. For further information, please contact Prof. Shamir (e-mail:

5. IUGG Bureau to meet in Cape Town August 31 - September 1

The IUGG National Committee for South Africa will host the annual meeting of the IUGG Bureau in Cape Town, South Africa, August 30 and 31. Agenda items include reports of activities of the IUGG officers, and discussion of matters arising from ICSU and Inter-Union bodies in preparation for the ICSU General Assembly in September. The Bureau will also prepare draft agendas for the Executive Committee and Council Meetings at the 2003 IUGG General Assembly in Sapporo. On September 2, the Bureau members will meeting with Dr. A.F. Spilhaus, Jr., Chair of the IUGG Finance Committee, and Prof. M. Hamlin to discuss matters of common interest and to provide input regarding the 2003-2007 IUGG Budget.

6. IUGG-related meetings occurring during August - October 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.

  • 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 World Summit 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
  • August 31 - September 1 IUGG, Cape Town, South Africa, Meeting of the IUGG Bureau
  • September 1-6 IASPEI/ESC, Genoa, Italy, 28th Assembly of the European Seismological Commission
  • September 1-6 IMA (18th General Meeting), Edinburgh, Scotland, U.K. Mineralogy for the New Millennium.
  • September 2-6 IAHS/UNESCO, Alice Springs, Northern Territory, Australia, International Symposium on the Structure, Function, and Management Implications of Fluvial Sedimentary Systems
  • September 3-6 IAG, Bali, Indonesia, PORSEC 2002
  • September 3-6 IAGA/IASPEI/IAVCEI, Moscow, Russia, 3rd International Workshop on Magnetic, Electric and Electromagnetic Methods in Seismology and Volcanology
  • September 7-14 Bernese Oberland, Switzerland, Climate Variability, Predictability, and Climate Risks
  • September 8-13 IAG, Wuhan, China, International Workshop on Satellite Altimetry for Geodesy, Geophysics, and Oceanography
  • September 9-12 UNESCO/WMO/IAHS, Bremerhaven, Germany, International Symposium on Lowlying Coastal Areas: Hydrology and Integrated Coastal Zone Management
  • September 9-13 ICE/IASPEI, London, U.K., 12th European Conference on Earthquake Engineering
  • September 10-13 IAHS, Beijing, China, Second International Symposium on Flood Defense: the Prospect of Living with Floods in the 21st Century (ISFD'2002)
  • September 17-19 IAPSO/IAG/IOC, Toulouse, France, Workshop on Vertical Crustal Motion and Sea Level Change
  • September 18-20 IAHS/ICWRS, Beijing, China, International Workshop on Vulnerability of Water Resources to Environmental Change
  • September 18-21 IAHS/IAHR/UNESCO, Warsaw, Poland, ICHE-2002: International Conference on Hydro-Science and Hydro-Engineering
  • September 18-25 SPARC/IAMAS/IGAC, Crete, Greece, Atmospheric Chemistry in the Earth System: from Regional Pollution to Global Change, and, 10th Scientific Conference of the IAMAS Commission for Atmospheric Chemistry and Global Pollution, and, 7th Scientific Conference of the International Global Atmospheric Chemistry Project
  • September 23-27 IAGA, Copenhagen, Denmark, 4th Oersted International Science Team Conference (OIST-4)
  • September 22-28 ICSU, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, General Assembly of International Council for Science (ICSU)
  • September 29 - October 3 CODATA, Montreal, Canada, Frontiers of Scientific and Technical Data
  • September 30 - October 12 IASPEI, Trieste, Italy, 6th Workshop on Three-Dimensional Modelling of Seismic Waves Generation, Propagation and their Inversion
  • October 1-5 IAG, Ohio, USA, Celebrating 50 years of Geodetic Science at Ohio State University
  • October 6-20 IGCSB, Beijing, China, 1st International Training Course on Earthquake Disasters and Disaster Mitigation for Developing Countries
  • October 10-19 COSPAR, Houston, Texas, USA, 34th COSPAR Assembly (2nd World Space Congress)
  • October 14-18 UNESCO/IAHS, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, International Conference on Urban Hydrology for the 21st Century
  • October 21-25 IAG, Santiago, Chile, International Symposium on Recent Crustal Deformations in South America and Surrounding Areas
  • October 30-November 1 EMI, Shanghai, China, 3rd International Workshop on Earthquakes and Megacities

End of IUGG Electronic Journal Volume 2 Number 8 (August 1, 2002)
J. A. Joselyn, Secretary General  [ ], fax:  1 303 497 3645.