International Union of Geodesy and Geophysics (IUGG)

Union géodésique et géophysique internationale (UGGI)

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1919-07-28 Brussels Belgium


Founded as constituent union of International Research Council (IRC) – Conseil international des recherches (CIR), latterly referred to as H-XA1752 - International Council for Science (ICSU) that merged, 2018, with H-XA2466 - International Social Science Council (ISSC) to become A-XM6956 - International Science Council (ISC). Statutes adopted 1946, Cambridge (UK); modified: 1957, 1960, 1967, 1971, 1979, 1983, 1991, 1995, 1999, 2003, Sapporo (Japan); 2007, Perugia (Italy); 2011, Melbourne (Australia); 2015, Prague (Czech Rep); 2018.


Advance, promote and communicate knowledge of the Earth system, its space environment, and the dynamical processes causing change.


2027 | Incheon, Korea Rep – General Assembly

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General Assembly (every 4 years); Council; Executive Committee; Bureau; Finance Committee. Semi-autonomous Associations (8): D-XM3254 - International Association of Cryospheric Sciences (IACS); B-XB1291 - International Association of Geodesy (IAG); B-XB1292 - International Association of Geomagnetism and Aeronomy (IAGA); B-XB1340 - International Association of Hydrological Sciences (IAHS); B-XB1312 - International Association of Meteorology and Atmospheric Sciences (IAMAS); B-XB1223 - International Association for the Physical Sciences of the Oceans (IAPSO); B-XB1344 - International Association of Seismology and Physics of the Earth's Interior (IASPEI); B-XB1369 - International Association of Volcanology and Chemistry of the Earth's Interior (IAVCEI). Commissions (5): CCEC - Climatic and Environmental Changes; CMG - Mathematical Geophysics; GRC - Geophyisical Risk and Sustainability; SEDI - Study of the Earth's Deep Interior; UCPS - Planetary Sciences.


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UN Sustainable Development Goals **

GOAL 4: Quality EducationGOAL 13: Climate ActionGOAL 14: Life Below WaterGOAL 15: Life on Land



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