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Journal of Geodesy has increased its impact factor in
2017 to 4.63
Roadmap of Search Committee for next SG of IAG
IAG Sponsored Meetings
Assembly of WEGENER
International DORIS Service (IDS) Workshop
GGOS Days 2018
Workshop on Vertical Reference System...
Workshop on GNSS Ionosphere (IWGI2018)
International Workshop on Laser Ranging
International Symposium on Deformation Monitoring (JISDM)
IAG Related Meetings
International Symposium "Metrology of Time and Space"
Symposium and Users' Meeting
Marcin Barlik (1944 - 2018)
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It is great to see that the Journal of
Geodesy (JoG) has increased its impact factor in 2017 to 4.63.
It is now ranked second out of 98 journals
published by Springer in the field of Earth Sciences & Geography.
The IAG will shortly be calling for
nominations for the position of Secretary General because the present term ends
after three periods according to the IAG Bylaws.
The position of
Secretary General (SG) is a vital one for our Association. The roles and tasks
of the SG are set out in several of the IAGs Statutes and Bylaws. In summary
the SG: (a) acts as secretary of the Council, the Bureau, and the Executive
Committee and manages the meetings of these bodies; (b) organises the General
Assembly and Scientific Assembly; (c) manages the finances of the IAG; (d) is
responsible for maintaining all documentation pertaining to the operations of
the IAG and preparing reports; and (e) asked to perform such duties as may be
assigned by the Bureau.
Candidates for the
position of SG should be respected scientists with a broad knowledge of the
various fields of Geodesy, and preferably have service experience in the IAG,
and/or other international scientific organisations. They must have
demonstrated skills as managers, leaders and coordinators. Candidates need to
provide a written commitment by their organisation to fully support them for a
minimum of one (but preferably at least two) four-year terms.
Nominations for the
position of Secretary General may be made by any Council member until 30
November 2018. The Executive Committee will be interviewing potential
candidates at its next meeting in December 2018 (during the meeting of the AGU
in Washington D.C.).
On behalf of the Nominating Committee
August 1-3, 2018, New York, USA
August 20-31, 2018, Vienna, Austria
September 10-13, 2018, Grenoble, France
September 17-21, 2018, Copenhagen, Denmark
Gravity, Geoid and Height Systems 2
Symposium, 2nd joint meeting of the International Gravity Field Service and
Commission 2 of the IAG
September 24-29, 2018, Ponta Delgada,
October 2-4, 2018, Tsukuba, Japan
October 9-12, 2018, Aguascalientes, Mexico
October 15-17, 2018, Aguascalientes, Mexico
October 29 November 2, 2018, Wuhan,
November 4-6, 2018, Shanghai, China
November 5-9, 2018, Canberra, Australia
May 15 17, 2019, Athens, Greece
July 8 17, 2019, Montreal, Canada
September 12-14, 2018, Mendeleevo, Russia
September 24-28, 2018, Miami, Florida,
October 8-11, 2018, Granada, Spain
December 10-14, 2018, Washington, D.C.,
April 7-12 , 2019, Vienna, Austria
July 28 August 2, 2019, Singapore,
Marcin Barlik, age 73,
passed away suddenly on 22 March 2018. He was a distinguished researcher,
specialist in the field of physical geodesy, geodetic gravimetry and
geophysical geodesy problems. He was also a dedicated tutor of several
generations of Polish geodesists.
Marcin Barlik received the degree of Master of Science in
geodesy in 1968 at the Warsaw University of Technology (WUT). In 1969 he
started his professional carrier in the Department of Geodesy of WUT, first as
a trainee and then as an assistant, assistant professor, associate professor
and finally a full professor. He has been also lecturing at the Military
University of Technology in Warsaw, from 1972, at the University of Baghdad
(1978 1979), and at the l'Institut Cartographic Nationale in Algiers (in
Marcin Barlik received a PhD in 1976 and DSc (habilitation)
in 1983, both at WUT. In 1995 he was awarded an academic title of professor of
technical sciences. He completed scientific internships at the Moscow Institute
of Engineers of Geodesy, Photogrammetry and Cartography (1984); Royal
University of Technology (Stockholm, 1985); Technical University of Dresden
(1986); Czech Technical University in Prague (1988). He was an author/co-author
of five academic textbooks, over 120 articles in Polish and a dozen in foreign
scientific journals as well as over 100 presentations on scientific symposia
and conferences. Since 2012 he served as the editor-in-chief of the scientific
journal Reports on Geodesy and Geoinformatics.
For about 10 years Marcin Barlik was involved in
international scientific activities within the International Association of
Geodesy (IAG) programs. From 1991 to 1994 he was a National Representative in
the Section III Determination of Earth's Gravity Field of the IAG, and in
1995 1999 a senior member of the IAG Special Study Group 5.175: Interannual
Variations of the Vertical and their Interpretation. He was also active in the
Central European Geodynamical Project (CERGOP). During the period 1994 - 1998
he chaired the 7th CERGOP Central European Initiative Project Study Group:
Central Europe Gravity Networks.
Majority of scientific activities of Marcin Barlik were
focused on national scientific community, where he played a few most
distinguished roles. Since 1996 he was a member of the Committee on Geodesy of
the Polish Academy of Sciences, and in 2009 2015 its Chairman. From 2003 to
2016 he was a member of the Central Commission for Academic Degrees and Titles.
In the years 2009 2015 he was a member of the Polish National Committee for
the International Union of Geodesy and Geophysics.
Recognition of the achievements of Marcin Barlik was
reflected in awarding him scientific prizes and medals, the most important of
which are state awards: Golden Cross of Merit, Medal of the National Education
Commission, Knight's Cross of the Medal of Polonia Restituta, and distinctions
awarded by 4 Polish universities, including Doctorate Honoris Causa of the
University of Agriculture in Krakow.
Professor Marcin Barlik was an outstanding scholar,
undisputed authority in the area of geodesy, and at the same time a modest and
kind man. He was very much appreciated by both colleagues and students. His
death surprised everyone. The day before his death he participated in the
discussion concerning the organization of the scientific conference on geodetic
control planned for September 2018, and nothing indicated his health problems.
Geodetic community involved in research, education and surveying and mapping
practice suffered irreparable loss.
Aleksander Brzezinski and Jan Krynski
Aleksander Brzezinski and Jan Krynski,
Obituary: Marcin Barlik (1944 - 2018), Reports on Geodesy and Geoinformatics,
2018, Vol. 105, pp. 6162, DOI: 10.2478/rgg-2018-0007.