The IUGG Electronic Journal Volume 8 No. 9



The IUGG Electronic Journal

Volume 8 No. 9(1 September 2009)

This 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. IUGG Executive Committee met in Karlsruhe.

  2. New IUGG Union Commission on Data and Information.

  3. IUGG Statement on geophysical data analysis services.

  4. Projects selected for IUGG support.

  5. News from the International Council for Science (ICSU).

  6. News from the Electronic Geophysical Year (eGY).

  7. News from the International Year of Planet Earth (IYPE).

  8. News from the International Polar Year (IPY).

  9. News from the International Lithosphere Program (ILP).

  10. Report on the International Conference on Clouds and Precipitation.

  11. Honors and Awards.

  12. IUGG-related meetings occurring during September – November 2008.

1. IUGG Executive Committee met in Karlsruhe

The IUGG Executive Committee (EC) met in Karlsruhe on 5-6 August. The IUGG EC is comprised of the IUGG Bureau (which met on 3 August), immediate Past President and Presidents of 8 Union Associations. Association Secretaries General and the Chair of the IUGG Finance Committee were invited to attend the meeting. The IUGG President and Presidents / Secretary Generals of the Union Associations reported on the activities after the XXIV IUGG General Assembly (Perugia, Italy, 2007). IUGG Vice President reported on the activities of three Union Commissions: CMG, SEDI and GeoRisk. The IUGG Secretary General reported on the activity of the IUGG Secretariat and interaction with ICSU and its committees. Other topics of the meeting agenda included (i) an evaluation of the activity of the International Lithosphere Program (ILP) and Federation of Astronomical and Geophysical Data Analysis Services (FAGS), (ii) report on the GeoUnions activity; (iii) reports on the IYs sponsored by IUGG: IYPE, eGY, and IHY; (iv) analysis of the XXIV IUGG General Assembly in Perugia (2007); (v) preparations to the XXV IUGG General Assembly in Melbourne (2011); (vi) reports of IUGG liaisons to ICSU committees and to other international bodies; (vii) financial report and IUGG Grant Programme; and (viii) relationship with national and regional geophysical unions and societies.