The new Executive Committee members (to be elected the following Wednesday ) were invited to participate in the 3. Session, Monday 26 July.
O. Balt. Andersen, (Denmark), D.Arabelos (Greece), L.Ballani (Germany), B.Benciolini
(Italy), M.Bevis (USA), G.Blewitt (UK), J.Bosworth (USA), A.Cazenave (France), T.Clark
(USA), J.Degnan (USA), V.Dehant (Belgium), H.Drewes (Germany), B.Ducarme (Belgium),
W.Featherstone (Australia), W.Freeden (Germany), T.Herring (USA),K.-H. Ilk (Germany), P.
de Jonge (The Netherlands), J.Johanssen (Sweden), P.Knudsen (Denmark), Z-X Li (PRC),
J.Manning (Australia), N.Pavlis (USA), C.Rizos (Australia), C.Rocken (USA), I.Tziavos
(Greece), M.Vermeer (Finland), M.Wei (Canada), D.Wolf (Germany), S.Zerbini (Italy).
IAPSO Commission on Mean Sea Level and Tides: M.Bevis to be contacted.
IAU Working Group on Astronomical Standards (WGAS): E. Groten (Germany), continuing.
IAU ICRS Working Group: T. Herring (USA), continuing.
ICET Directing Board: Dr. S.Takemoto, (Japan), President Earth Tide Commission.
ICL: S.Zerbini, (Italy)..
IERS Directing Board: C. Reigber (Germany), continuing, or his nominee.
IGS Governing Board: G. Beutler (CH), (ex-officio), T. Herring (USA), IAG Representative.
ISO TC 211: J.Ihde (Germany), continuing.
IUGG Inter-Association Committee for Mathematical Geophysics: M. Vermeer (Finland), continuing.
IUSM Executive Board: I.I. Mueller (USA) K.-P. Schwarz (Canada), continuing to next meeting. New representatives will be nominated if there is a need after the next meeting.
PAIGH (PanAmerican Institute for Geography and History): W. Torge (Germany), continuing.
SIRGAS: H. Drewes (Germany), continuing.
WMO/IUGG Working Group on data exchange for forecast of natural disasters. S.Zerbini.
SCAR WG-GGI.: R.Dietrich (Germany).
(The above representatives were elected at the 2. Session).
The procedure for further elections were discussed, and it was proposed that in several cases the sections could make the appointment. It was decided to ask the representatives for bi-annual reports. The reports will be reviewed by the Bureau. The Bureau may prepare a few questions to be answered in the report.
The contact between the Executive Committee and the Local Organizing Committee to be finally decided Monday 26th.
EC members will be asked to comment on the descriptions before the end of October. Adoption of the descriptions of the SSG's (and SC) would then be carried out via e-mail vote. Subsequently discussion can be held at the EC meeting in November. The President stressed that the special study groups should be international in membership and focussed in their research. If possible the research objectives should be agreed upon by the SSG membership.
The following SSG were then established and the president appointed:
Sect. I: Positioning
SSG 1.179: Wide area modelling for precise satellite positioning - S. Han (Australia)
SSG 1.180: GPS as an atmospheric remote sensing tool - H. Van der Marel (The Netherlands),
SSG 1.181: Regional permanent arrays - R.Weber (Austria),
SSG 1.182: Multipath mitigation - M.Steward (Australia)
Section II: Advanced Space Technology
SSG2.162: Precise orbits using multiple space techniques - R. Scharroo (USA) to continue until decision is made at first EC meeting.
SSG 2.183: Spaceborne INSAR technology - R.Hanson (The Netherlands).
Section III: Determination of the gravity field
SSG 3.167: Regional land and marine gravity field modelling. - I.Tziavos (Greece) Continuing.
SSG 3.177: Synthetic Modelling of the Earths gravity field - W. Featherstone (Australia), continuing.
SSG 3.178: Arctic Gravity Project R. Forsberg, was to become a working group within the new IGGC.
SSG 3.184: Use of remote sensing techniques for validating heights and depths - P. Berry (UK)
SSG 3.185: Merging data from dedicated satellite missions with other gravimetric data- N. Sneeuw (Germany).
SSG 3.186: Altimetry data processing for gravity, geoid and sea surface topography determination - C. Hwang (Taiwan).
Section IV: General theory and methodology
SSG 4.187: Wavelets in Geodesy and geodynamics- W. Keller (Germany)
SSG 4.188: Mass density from integrated inverse gravity modelling - G. Strykowski (Denmark)
SSG 4.189: Dynamic theories of deformation and gravity field - D. Wolf (Germany)
SSG 4.190: Non-probabilistic assessment in geodetic data analysis - H. Kutterer (Germany)
SSG 4.191: Theory of Fundamental Height Systems - C.Jekeli (USA).
Section V: Geodynamics
IAG/IAPSO working group: Geodetic effects of non-tidal oceanic processes - R. Gross (USA)
SC8 should establish contacts with an IAPSO commission on Geodetic fixing of tide gauges. Mike Bevis will be contacted on this.
Concerns were expressed by K.P.Schwarz and J.Dickey about the overwhelming number of SSG Chairpersons from Europe.
The following members were proposed for the steering committee:
G. Balmino (France), G. Beutler (Switzerland), F.K. Brunner (Austria), J.O. Dickey (USA), M. Feissel (France), R. Forsberg (Denmark), R. Rummel (Germany), K.-P. Schwarz (Canada), and ex-officio, F.Sanso'. G.Beutler was proposed as chairperson of the Steering Committee.
The steering committee is responsible for contacting a large group of experts and users and to develop a proposal by the end of 2000.
The proposal must be adopted at an extraordinary council meeting at the Scientific Assembly in 2001 and implemented at the General Assembly in 2003.
XIII International Course on Engineering Surveying - Munich (Germany) - March 13-17, 2000.
International Workshop on "Perspectives of Geodesy in South-East Europe" - Dubrovnik (Croatia) - May 2-6, 2000.
International Congress on Geodesy and Cartography - Caracas (Venezuela) - December 2000.
Editor-in-Chief: P.J. G. Teunissen (The Netherlands), Assistant Editor-in-Chief: F.H.Schroeder (The Netherlands), IAG Information Editor: O.B.Andersen (Denmark), Book-review editor: C.C.J.M.Tiberius (The Netherlands).
Editors: R.Barzaghi (Italy), C.Brunini (Argentine), F.K.Brunner (Austria), A.Dodson (UK), W.E.Featherstone (Australia), W.Fredeen (Germany), T.A.Herring (USA), P.Holota (Czech rep.), H.T.Hsu (PRC), K.H.Ilk (Germany), A.Kleusberg (Germany), R.B.Langley (Canada), S.Okubo (Japan), B.Schaffrin (USA), I.N.Tziavos (Greece), M.Vermeer (Finland), P.Willis (France), P.Xu (Japan).
|4||Contracts||0||14||Symposia & meetings||30000|
|5||Sales of publications||12000||16||Grants||25000|
|7||Total receipts||147000||19||Total Expenditures||183000|
|8||Banks (Jan. 1, 1999)||94000||20||Banks (Dec. 31, 2003)||58000|
The new Assistant Secretary General (K.Keller (Denmark)), will make a special effort to raise more money, contacting fellows, associates, institutions and private companies.
K.-P. Schwarz and C.C. Tscherning will send a letter to the Polish Space Research Centre explaining the IAG position.
A more developed proposal will be expected from DORIS. The EOSS proposal was not acceptable since it was a regional and not an international service proposed. The group is invited to work inside IAG (Comm. X and SC 8).
The President extended a warm welcome to the new members present at the EC meeting.
C. Boucher, G. Beutler (rep IAG), and a IUGG representative to IERS (C. Reigber or his successor) were appointed as members of a committee to propose procedures for the adoption of an ITRF within IAG/IUGG and its dissemination to other agencies. The name of the committee should be decided by the committee themselves.
Publication is foreseen on a CD in late September. The Travaux will also be available on the web. With the CD an order list for the Travaux as a book will be distributed.
The Handbook has a final deadline after the next EC meeting (finalising SSG descriptions). This will result in a publication in February of 2000. Parts of the Handbook will be available on the web as soon as the material is ready.
The Central Bureau got a mandate to merge the IAG general account with the account for the IAG fund to limit costs and facilitate administration.
At present there are nearly 90 pre-orders in hand. Springer has required a minimum of 150 pre-orders in order to publish the proceedings. It was decided to publish proceeding with the number of pre-orders we are getting even though this might result in a 3000$ expense for IAG. It was mentioned that we might be saving a corresponding amount on the Travaux. The President proposed that an e-mail is written to all IAG participants at the IUGG shortly after the meeting to ask once more for pre-orders.
B. Earth Science Focus on Urban Issues..
During the last four years the IUGG has drawn attention to what earth sciences can do to urban regions in the future. Its was discussed in which manner IAG can contribute to solving urban problems. The issued was postponed to the next EC meeting.
C. Advertising IAG
W. Torge strongly recommended that the next EC takes up the issue of advertising the IAG in the next 4 year period.
Last update: 18 Aug. 1999 by CCT.