The IUGG Electronic Journal

Volume 2 No. 9 (September 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. Last Call - nominations for IUGG Officials due 30 September
  2. Deadline reminder for Bids for the 2007 IUGG General Assembly
  3. Updates needed for the 2003 IUGG Yearbook
  4. IUGG representative to URSI Gen Assembly Aug 17-24, 2002, Maastricht, Netherlands
  5. First Business Meeting of EMSEV (Electromagnetic Studies of Earthquakes and Volcanoes) to be held September 6
  6. IUGG-related meetings occurring during September - November 2002

1. Last Call - nominations for IUGG Officials due 30 September

The deadline to submit nominations for a new IUGG Bureau (President, Vice-President, Treasurer, and 3 Members) and Finance Committee (5 members) is September 30. Instructions for nominations are posted on the IUGG Web site (, and have been mailed to all IUGG officers and Adhering Bodies. The Nominations Committee will prepare a slate of candidates and the new officers will be elected by the IUGG Council in Sapporo at the 2003 General Assembly.

Please submit nominations to Prof. Dr. Klaus Peter Schwarz.

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

2. Deadline reminder for Bids for the 2007 IUGG General Assembly

The Call for Invitations to host the 2007 General Assembly was issued in September 2001. Bids are now being accepted and must be received by December 31, 2002. As a point of interest, the 2007 Assembly will mark the 50th Anniversary of the International Geophysical Year, and suitable celebrations are being planned. The guidelines for a proposal are posted on the IUGG website, or can be received directly from the IUGG Secretariat. The IUGG Council, at their 2003 meeting in Sapporo, will make the final selection.

3. Updates needed for the 2003 IUGG Yearbook

Corrections and updates to the information contained in the IUGG Yearbook are now in progress in preparation for the 2003 Yearbook. The IUGG Secretariat will be contacting all Adhering Bodies, National Committees, and Association Secretaries-General within the next few weeks in order to confirm changes already received, and to request other additions and corrections. Updates are needed by November 28.

4. Dr. A.J. Smith is the IUGG representative to the URSI General Assembly in Maastricht, Netherlands

The Union Radio Scientifique Internationale (URSI) invited IUGG to send a delegate to the opening ceremony of their General Assembly in Maastricht, The Netherlands, Aug 17-24, 2002. President Kono appointed Dr. A.J. Smith (U.K.), chair of the joint IAGA/URSI Working Group on VLF/ELF Remote Sensing of the Ionosphere and Magnetosphere, to represent IUGG.

5. First Business Meeting of EMSEV (Electromagnetic Studies of Earthquakes and Volcanoes) to be held September 6

EMSEV is a new Inter-Associations working group jointly organized by the International Associations of Geomagnetism and Aeronomy (IAGA), Seismology and Physics of the Earth's Interior (IASPEI), and Volcanology and Chemistry of the Earth's Interior (IAVCEI). The Chair of EMSEV is Dr. S. Uyeda (Japan). Approved by the IUGG Executive Meeting in 2001 and jointly funded by contributions from each of the sponsoring Associations, EMSEV will hold its first business meeting on Sept. 6, in Moscow, Russia, just after the 3rd International Workshop on Magnetic, Electric and Electromagnetic Methods in Seismology and Volcanology. The meeting is open to anybody interested.

6. IUGG-related meetings occurring during September - November 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.

  • 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 9 (September 1, 2002)
J. A. Joselyn, Secretary General  [ ], fax:  1 303 497 3645.