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Division on Geodesy (G)

President: Johannes Böhm, g@egu.eu
Deputy President: Adrian Jäggi, adrian.jaeggi@aiub.unibe.ch

Traditionally geodesy is the science of the measurement and the mapping of the Earth’s surface. Since the surface is mainly shaped by the Earth’s gravity field the classical definition includes the Earth’s gravitational potential. Observing the Earth figure, the orientation and rotation as well as the gravity field, geodesy today provides spatial and temporal patterns of geophysical processes within the Earth system such as sea level rise, tides, melting of continental ice masses, changes in global water circulation and in the atmosphere or deformations of the solid Earth. Consequently, the geodesy division covers activities on the whole spectrum of modern geodetic Earth system modeling from the measurement systems to the investigation of geophysical processes.

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Current issue of the EGU newsletter

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Last week (23–28 April), the EGU had the pleasure to host 14,500 participants at the EGU 2017 General Assembly in Vienna. This was a record-breaking meeting, with close to 17,500 oral, poster and PICO presentations, and over 1000 sessions and side events. For making the meeting a success, the EGU would like to thank all participants, as well as everyone involved in the organisation of the meeting: conveners, members of the EGU Programme Committee, Copernicus Meetings, conference assistants, and ACV and EGU office staff. A heartfelt thank-you goes to Gerrit de Rooij, the EGU Programme Committee Chair for the past three years, for his brilliant stewardship of the conference. Susanne Buiter, to whom we send a warm welcome, has now replaced Gerrit de Rooij as the chair of the Programme Committee.

As a participant, we especially welcome your suggestions and feedback, which will be instrumental to ensuring an even more successful General Assembly in 2018 (8–13 April, Vienna).

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