IAG Executive Committee 2019-2023
Bureau and Immediate Past President
- Research Director at at Institut National de l’Information Géographique et Forestière (IGN), and Institut de Physique du Globe de Paris (IPGP), France.
- Head, International Terrestrial Reference Frame Center
- France Representative to the UN-GGIM Subcommittee on Geodesy
- Ph.D. in space geodesy from Paris Observatory, and Habilitation (2nd doctorate) from Paris University VI.
- Research focus: space geodesy, theory and realization of terrestrial reference systems.
He has been the director of the Department of Geodesy and Geodynamics, Finnish Geospatial Research Institute (FGI), National Land Survey of Finland. He has been working in the FGI since 1985 on satellite geodesy and positioning, reference frames and metrology. Poutanen is the President of the Nordic Geodetic Commission, past president of EUREF, and European Geosciences Union (EGU) Geodesy Division.
Immediate Past President
Harald Schuh has engaged in space geodetic research for more than 35 years. Since 2012, he is Director of Department 1 “Geodesy” at the Helmholtz Centre Potsdam, GFZ German Research Centre for Geosciences and professor for “Satellite Geodesy” at Technische Universität Berlin. He was Chair of the International VLBI Service for Geodesy and Astrometry (IVS, 2007–2013), President of the IAU Commission 19 “Rotation of the Earth” (2009–2012), and President of IAG (2015–2019). Harald Schuh is author or co-author of about 390 publications with the main subjects VLBI, GNSS, Earth rotation, geodynamics, geodetic reference frames, troposphere and ionosphere. He has received several awards like the Descartes Prize of the European Commission and the Vening Meinesz Medal of the EGU.
Dr. Christopher Kotsakis is a professor of Geodesy in the School of Rural and Surveying Engineering at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece. He holds a PhD degree in Geomatics Engineering from the University of Calgary, and he works on the areas of satellite and physical geodesy since 1995. His research is focused on data analysis and optimization techniques for geodetic estimation problems, with special emphasis on geodetic reference frames, GNSS-based positioning, and modern height systems. He is an elected IAG Fellow, a past Editorial board member of the Journal of Geodesy, and a former member and chairman of several IAG special study groups and joint working groups.
Commission 2Adrian Jäggi
Janusz Bogusz is a full professor of geodesy at the Military University of Technology, Warsaw, Poland. His research interests are in the areas of physical geodesy, geodynamics as well as geodetic time series analysis.
Allison is a professor in Geospatial Science at RMIT University, Melbourne, Australia. She holds a PhD in satellite navigation from the University of Newcastle upon Tyne, UK and a BSc in Land Surveying from the University of the West Indies, Trinidad. Allison is a Technical representative on Institute of Navigation (ION) Council and co-chairs a joint IAG working group on multisensory systems with the International Federation of Surveyors (FIG).
ICCT and COB Presidents, and Members at Large
Pavel Novák is the professor of geodesy at the University of West Bohemia (UWB) in Pilsen, Czech Republic. He is the Vice-dean for Research at the Faculty of Applied Sciences at UWB, the Scientific Secretary and the Head of the Department of Geodesy and Geodynamics of the Research Institute of Geodesy, Topography and Cartography in Prague. Since 2015 he has been the president of the Inter-Commission Committee on Theory of IAG.
Szabolcs Rózsa is an associate professor at the Budapest University of Technology and Economics. He is the Head of the Department of Geodesy and Surveying. Since 2003 he has been the secratary of the IAG COB. His research area focuses on GNSS positioning and navigation.
Member at Large
Member at Large
Yamin Dang is a Professor of Geodesy, and Director of the institute of Geodesy and Geodynamics at Chinese Academy of Surveying and Mapping (CASM), in Beijing. Chairman of China National Committee of IAG (CNC-IAG).
Johannes Böhm is Professor of Higher Geodesy at TU
Wien, Austria. His main interest is on Very Long Baseline Interferometry
(VLBI), including scheduling, correlation, and the analysis of the VLBI
observations for the
determination of global geodetic reference frames and Earth orientation
parameters. Earlier work deals with the modelling of tropospheric
delays for space geodetic techniques.
Toshimichi OtsuboToshimichi Otsubo is a professor at Hitotsubashi University, after affiliated with the National Institute of Information and Communications Technology. He has been involved in a wide range of geodetic analyses mainly based on precise orbit determination. He has contributed to the worldwide geodetic community through the International Laser Ranging Service as the current Governing Board Chair (2019-2020) and also through the Global Geodetic Observing System via its affiliate GGOS Japan.