Editor: Gyula Tóth
IAG Communication and
MTA-BME Research Group
for Phys. Geod. and Geodyn.
Department of Geodesy
Budapest University of Technology and Economics
H-1521 Budapest, Hungary
Information Service of the International Association of
IAG Membership Application Form 2008
Assistant Professor Position - York University, Toronto,
International Symposium on Gravity, Geoid and Earth
Observation GGEO 2008 – First Announcement
37th Scientific Assembly of the Committee on
Space Research and Associated Events – COSPAR 2008
16th International Workshop on Laser Ranging – Initial
IAG Sponsored Meetings
International Symposium on Gravity,
Geoid and Earth Observation GGEO 2008
New Challenges in Earth’s Dynamics
IAG Related Meetings
ION NTM 2008: Exploring the Future Uses
of Navigation Technology
ISU's 12th Annual Symposium ‘Space
Solutions to Earth’s Global Challenges’
PLANS 2008: Position Location and
Measuring the changes
International Symposium on the Effect of
Climate Change on the World’s Oceans
37th Scientific Assembly of the
Committee on Space Research and Associated Events – COSPAR 2008
16th International Workshop on Laser
The Role of Hydrology in Water Resources
XXXVI IAH Congress
IAG Sister Societies’ General Assemblies
Associations’ Scientific Assemblies of
XXI ISPRS Congress
33rd International Geological
IAVCEI 2008 General Assembly
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Rank: Full Time Tenure Stream - Assistant Professor
Faculty: Science and Engineering
Department: Earth and Space Science and Engineering
Start Date: July 1, 2008
The Faculty of
Science and Engineering, York University, Toronto, Ontario, Canada is
seeking applications for one tenure-track professorial stream position
in Geomatics Engineering. Preference will be given to candidates who have
achieved excellence in research areas that complement the ongoing
research activity at York University. Geomatics Engineering and Earth
Science research is carried out within the Department of Earth and Space
Science and Engineering (www.yorku.ca/esse). Current research includes
remote sensing of Earth’s surface and atmosphere from space, development of
technology for lidar and spectroscopic techniques in remote sensing,
synthetic aperture radar, space geodesy and geodynamics, positioning
and navigation, geological applications of Geographical Information
Systems (GIS) and the development of new GIS techniques.
for an Assistant Professor appointment are invited from candidates with
expertise in one of the following specializations: Geographic
Information Systems (GIS) with emphasis on, e.g., web-based 3D and 4D GIS,
sensor web, participatory GIS, mobile GIS and location-based services
and data visualization; or geodynamics and/or geophysics with a focus
on airborne and satellite-based applications.
must hold earned undergraduate and PhD degrees in Engineering, or a closely
related discipline. The successful candidate shall demonstrate commitment to
the engineering profession by being licensed as a Professional
Engineer, or by becoming licensed soon after appointment. The successful
candidate will be expected to develop strong, externally funded research
programs, and contribute to teaching Engineering courses at the
undergraduate and graduate levels. The successful candidate should be
eligible for appointment to the Faculty of Graduate Studies. This position is
to commence July 1, 2008, and is subject to budgetary approval.
York University is an Affirmative Action
Employer. The Affirmative Action Program can be found on York's website at
www.yorku.ca/acadjobs or a copy can be obtained by calling the
affirmative action office at 416-736-5713. All qualified candidates are
encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and Permanent Residents
will be given priority.
should forward a curriculum vitae, an outline of their research plans, single
copies of three publications, and the names and contact details of three
references, by January 4, 2008, to:
School of Engineering
Room 1012F, Computer Science and Engineering Building
4700 Keele St.
Toronto, ON Canada M3J 1P3
information contact: email@example.com, Tel. 416.650.8215, Fax.
indicate their professional engineering status and affirmative action details.
Chania, Crete, Greece
Prof. Stelios P.
Lab of Geodesy
& Geomatics Engineering
Mineral Resources Engineering
Technical University of Crete
GR-73100 Chania, Crete, Greece.
E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org (Convenor)
GGEO2008@mred.tuc.gr (Symposium Secretary)
The first circular letter will be
sent out in December, 2007.
By that time, a web site (http://www.geomatlab.tuc.gr/GGEO2008) will have been set up with additional information (under
For more details, and to be placed on the
mailing list, please send your full address and e-mail to the GGEO2008
Stelios P. Mertikas
13 - 20 July
2008, Montreal, Canada.
COSPAR Secretariat, c/o CNES, 2 place
Maurice Quentin, 75039 Paris Cedex 01, France. Tel: +33 1 44 76 75 10, Fax: +33
1 44 76 74 37. E-mail: email@example.com
http://www.cospar2008.org/ or http://www.cospar-assembly.org
Scientific Program Chair:
Prof. Jean-Pierre St.-Maurice, University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, Canada
Approximately 85 meetings covering
the fields of COSPAR Scientific Commissions (SC) and Panels:
- SC A: The Earth's Surface,
Meteorology and Climate
- SC B: The Earth-Moon System,
Planets, and Small Bodies of the Solar System
- SC C: The Upper Atmospheres of the
Earth and Planets Including Reference Atmospheres
- SC D: Space Plasmas in the Solar
System, Including Planetary Magnetospheres
- SC E: Research in Astrophysics from
- SC F: Life Sciences as Related to
- SC G: Materials Sciences in Space
- SC H: Fundamental Physics in Space
- Panel on Satellite Dynamics (PSD)
- Panel on Scientific Ballooning (PSB)
- Panel on Potentially Environmentally
Detrimental Activities in Space (PEDAS)
- Panel on Radiation Belt Environment
- Panel on Space Weather (PSW)
- Panel on Planetary Protection (PPP)
- Panel on Capacity Building (PCB)
- Panel on Education
- Special events: 50th anniversary
lectures, interdisciplinary lectures, space agency round table, session on
EGY - Towards an Earth and Space Science Commons
Papers Published in Advances in Space
Research, a fully refereed journal.
Poznan Poland, September 22-26, 2008.
The Space Research Centre of the Polish Academy of Sciences has confirmed that the next International Workshop on Laser Ranging
will be held in Poznan Poland (15 km from the Borowiec SLR station) on
September 22-26, 2008. We ask you to reserve this date on your calendars and
plan to attend what will surely be another exciting laser workshop.
Dynamics Data Information System (CDDIS)
June 23-27, 2008, Chania, Crete, Greece
The symposium aims at bringing together
geodesists and geophysicists working in the general areas of gravity, geoid,
geodynamics and Earth observation. Besides covering the traditional research
areas, special attention will be paid to the use of geodetic methods for Earth
observation, environmental monitoring, Earth Gravity Models, geodynamics
studies, dedicated gravity satellite missions, airborne gravity surveys,
Geodesy & geodynamics in polar regions, and the integration of geodetic and
geophysical information. The first circular letter will
be sent out in December, 2007. The website of the
Symposium is http://www.geomatlab.tuc.gr/GGEO2008.
September 1-5 2008, Jena, Germany
Under the sponsorship of the International
Association of Geodesy (IAG), the Commision 3 (Geodynamics) & the
sub-commissions on earth Tides (3.1), Crustal Deformation (3.2), Geophysical
Fluids (3.3) and the Global Geodynamics Project (GGP) organise for the first
time a joint meeting which will include the 16th International Symposium on
earth Tides. The assembly will provide a unique opportunity to exchange new
results and strategies to meet the current challenges of earth’s dynamics from
different viewpoints. For details, please visit www.ets2008.de.
The following UN-SPIDER Workshops are
confirmed for 2007:
- Space-based Information and Solutions for
Disaster Management and Emergency Response" in Bonn, Germany, 29 to 31 October 2007
- Building Upon Regional Space-based
Solutions for Disaster Management and Emergency Response" in Guangzhou, China, 03 to 05 December 2007
- Space-based Solutions for Disaster
Management and Emergency Response" in Khartoum, Sudan, 09 to 12 December 2007
For further information on the above
UN-SPIDER Workshops please visit the UNOOSA website: http://www.unoosa.org/oosa/en/unspider/workshops.html.
December 4 - December 6 2007,
The IGNSS Symposium includes open forums where users can
discuss the implementation and application of GNSS and other location
technologies. The website of the Symposium can be found at http://www.ignss.org/.
January 20 –
February 1, 2008, Tokyo, Japan
Third World Climate Research Programme
(WCRP) International Conference on Reanalysis is planned to take place in Tokyo, Japan from 28th January to 1st February 2008. See http://jra.kishou.go.jp/3rac_en.html
for further information.
January 28 - 30 2008, San
Diego, California, USA
The Institute of Navigation’s 2008 National Technical Meeting
will focus on how the existing sources of navigation technology will be
enhanced to provide improvements to the user community. See the ION website (www.ion.org) for details.
February 20-22 2008, Strasbourg, France
The 12th Annual International
Symposium: “Space Solutions to Earth’s Global Challenges” organized by the
International Space University (ISU) will be held in Strasbourg, France from 20-22 February 2008. Abstract Deadline is 5th October 2007. See http://www.isunet.edu/.
February 27 – 28 2008, Prague, Czech
conference GEOS 2008 will take place in Prague during 27 February to 28
February 2008. The conference will be followed by the General Assembly meeting
of the Council of European Geodetic Surveyors, that will take place in Prague immediately after the conference during 29 February to 1 March 2008. At the same
time the International Fair of Geodesy and Cartography GEOS 2008 will be held
during 28 February to 1 March. Other information dealing with the conference
will be available at http://www.vugtk.cz/geos/2008/index_aj.php.
May 6 - 8 2008, Monterey, California, USA
PLANS 2008 is the
second biennial conference co-sponsored by the IEEE and the ION. Please visit
the website www.plansconference.org
May 12-15 2008, Lisbon, Portugal
This conference is the second joint meeting
of the two groups under the theme “Measuring the Changes”, combining the 13th
FIG Symposium on Deformation Measurements and Analysis with the 4th
IAG Symposium on Geodesy for Geotechnical and Structural Engineering.. The recent catastrophic disasters have dramatically increased the
importance, and demand, for fully automated, continuous, and reliable
deformation monitoring in the civil engineering, mining, and energy sectors.
The Conference webpage is http://measuringchanges.lnec.pt/.
May 19-23 2008, Gijón, Spain
Climate change is the most important threat
to the Earth. Even if we stabilize CO2 emissions, the 2007 IPCC
(Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change) Assessment confirms that warming
will continue for decades and sea level will continue to rise for centuries.
The Symposium will bring together results from observations, analyses and model
simulations, at a global scale, and will include discussion of the climate
change scenarios and the possibilities for mitigating and protecting the marine
environment and living marine resources. For details, please visit http://www.pices.int/meetings/international_symposia/2008_symposia/Climate_change/
50th Anniversary Assembly
13 - 20 July 2008, Montreal, Canada.
The 50th Anniversary Assembly
COSPAR 2008 will be held in Montreal, Canada. For more information about this
particular event please visit the Assembly website at http://www.cospar2008.org/.
22-26 September 2008, Poznan, Poland
The next International Workshop on Laser
Ranging will be held in Poznan Poland (15 km from the Borowiec SLR station) on September 22-26, 2008.
October 1-3, 2008, Kyoto, Japan
The HydroChange 2008 Symposium
“Hydrological changes and management from headwater to the ocean” will be held
at Kyoto Garden Palace, Kyoto, Japan. Please visit the official web site of the
Symposium at http://www.chikyu.ac.jp/HC_2008.
October 13-16 2008, Isle of Capri, Naples, Italy
A joint IAHS UNESCO Symposium on The Role
of Hydrology in Water Resources Management will be held in Naples, Italy. The purpose of the Symposium "The Role of Hydrology in Water Resources Management” is
to discuss ways in which hydrologists can contribute most effectively to the
planning and management of freshwater projects, including the efficient
operation of existing systems faced with new socio-political situations. Web page of the Symposium is www.ihp2008capri.it.
October 26-31, 2008, Toyama, Japan
“Integrating Groundwater Science and Human
Well-being” congress is planned to be held in Toyama, Japan. Please visit http://www.envr.tsukuba.ac.jp/~IAH2008.
- IUGG/IAGA, August
23-30, 2009, Sopron, Hungary
- IUGG/IAHS, September 7-12, 2009, Hyderabad, India
- IUGG/IASPEI, January 10-16, 2009, Cape Town, South Africa
- IUGG/IAG, August 31-September 4, 2009, Buenos Aires , Argentina
- IUGG/IACS-IAMAS-IAPSO, July 19-29, 2009, Montreal, Canada
- IUGG/IAVCEI, August 12-15, 2008, Reykjavik, Iceland
April 13-18, 2008, Vienna, Austria
The European Geosciences Union (EGU) General
Assembly will bring together geoscientists from all over Europe and the rest of
the world into one meeting covering all disciplines of the Earth, Planetary and
Space Sciences. Especially for young scientists the EGU appeals to provide a
forum to present their work and discuss their ideas with experts in all fields
of geosciences. Please visit http://meetings.copernicus.org/egu2008/
for more information
July 3-11, 2008, Beijing, China
The quadrennial ISPRS Congress will be
hosted by the Chinese Society of Geodesy, Photogrammetry and Cartography, with
the theme 'Silk Road for Information from Imagery'. It is worth mentioning that
ISPRS 2008 Beijing will be held just one month before 2008 Beijing Olympic
Games when the city will become the focus of world attention. Detailed information is available from the Congress website: http://www.isprs2008-beijing.org/.
August 6-14, 2008, Oslo, Norway
2008 Congress will be held in collaboration with the International Union of
Geological Sciences (IUGS) and many other international and national
organisations, the National IUGS Committees in the five Nordic Countries
(Norden): Norway, Denmark, Finland, Iceland and Sweden. Please visit http://www.33igc.org/ for more information
about the IGC 2008.
August 18-24, 2008, Reykjavik, Iceland
Reykjavik is an
excellent place to host the IAVCEI General Assembly in 2008. The main theme of
the meeting will be "Understanding Volcanoes". The meeting is devoted
to volcanism and volcano-tectonics of all environments and the impact of
volcanic eruptions on the surface environment and human activities. The website
of the Assembly is http://www.iavcei2008.hi.is/.