Federation of Astronomical and Geophysical Data Analysis Services (FAGS)
1956-06 Bagnères-de-Bigorre France
Jun 1956, Bagnères-de-Bigorre (France), at 8th meeting of the Executive Committee of H-XA1752 - International Council for Science (ICSU), as Federation of Astronomical and Geophysical Services -- Fédération des services d'astronomie et de géophysique, to carry out the Permanent Services previously organized by B-XC1382 - International Astronomical Union (IAU), A-XA2722 - International Union of Geodesy and Geophysics (IUGG) and C-XC2770 - Union radio-scientifique internationale (URSI). As of end 2008, ceased to exist. Functions of FAGS, and those of the World Data Centre are planned for merger by ICSU into F-XE1185 - ISC World Data System (ISC-WDS).
Through allocation of financial support and in other appropriate ways, encourage establishment and operation of international services for the compilation and analysis of observational data likely to be of long-term value in astronomy, geophysics and related sciences.
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Council (meeting annually), consists of: 2 representatives of each Union responsible for one or more Analysis Services; Secretary of the Federation; Past Secretary, for the 2 years following his/her term of office; representative of ICSU. General Committee (meeting at least every 4 years), comprises: Members of the Council; Directors of Analysis Services; Chairmen of the Boards.
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