Federation of Astronomical and Geophysical Data Analysis Services (FAGS)

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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 - World Data System (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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