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Historical highlights of the European Geophysical Society (EGS)

1971
Foundation of the Society
1973
First General Assembly
1973
First formal Plenary Meeting
1973
Introduction of "Honorary Membership"
1973
Launch of EGS Newsletter
1974
EGS Logo
1977
Introduction of the Young Scientists' Travel Award scheme
1980
Introduction of Corporate Membership
1981
Introduction of the concept of Sections and Vice-Presidents, of the Bureau and the Council of the Society
1981
AGU and EGS agree to co-publish Tectonics
1983
Launch of Annales Geophysicae owned by EGS and published bi-monthly by Gauthier-Villars for all EGS Sections
1986
Annales splits in two parts: Solid Earth, Hydrosphere and Atmosphere (Brown Part) and Space Science (Blue Part)
1988
Annales Solid Earth part merges into Geophysical Journal International, published by the RAS, while Annales Hydrospheres and Atmosphere merges into Annales Space Science
1988
Introduction of Science Secretaries
1988
Introduction of the "EGS Badge Award"
1988
Start of the EGS Office
1989
EGS and AGU agree to share an office in Europe, the European Office of AGU
1989
Introduction of the "East European Support Award"
1990
Introduction of the "Young Scientists' Publication Award"
1991
Surveys in Geophysics owned by Kluwer Academic Publishers becomes an official EGS journal
1991
Launch of the four EGS Book Series owned by Elsevier Science Publishers and by Pergmann Press-Elsevier Science Ltd.
1992
New Constitution, increase of number of Sections, Introduction of Interdisciplinary Working Groups (IWGs) and of THE COUNCIL of the Society
1992
Journal of Hydrology owned by Elsevier Science Publishers becomes an official EGS journal
1993
Planetary and Space Science owned by Pergamon Press/Elsevier Science Ltd. becomes an official EGS journal
1993
Climate Dynamics owned by Springer-International becomes an official EGS journal
1993
Introduction of the Milutin Milankovitch Medal
1994
Launch of Nonlinear Processes in Geophysics owned and published by the Society and by the EGS Editorial Office
1994
Journal of Geodynamics owned by Pergamon Press/Elsevier Science Ltd. becomes an official EGS journal
1994
Introduction of the Louis Neel Medal
1994
Introduction of the David Bates Medal
1995
Journal of Atmospheric Chemistry owned by Kluwer Academic Publishers becomes an official EGS journal
1995
Introduction of the Beno Gutenberg Medal
1995
Introduction of the Fridtjof Nansen Medal
1995
Introduction of the Julius Bartels Medal
1995
Introduction of the Sergey Soloviev Medal
1995
Introduction of the Vilhelm Bjerknes Medal
1995
Introduction of the Hannes Alfven Medal
1995
Physics and Chemistry of the Earth owned by Pergamon Press/ Elsevier Science Ltd. becomes an Official EGS journal for the publication of refereed contributions presented at geo- and space sciences' conferences.
1996
Journal of Hydrology stops to be an official EGS journal.
1996
Introduction of the Sergey Solovie Medal
1997
Launch of Hydrology and Earth System Sciences owned and published by the Society
1997
Introduction of the Stephan Mueller Medal
1997
Introduction of the Vening Meinesz Medal
1997
Introduction of the John Dalton Medal
1997
Introduction of the Lewis Fry Richardson Medal
1998
Introduction of the Job Centre at General Assemblies
1998
Introduction of the Henry Darcy Medal
1998
Introduction of the Runcorn-Florensky Medal
1999
Launch of Geophysical Research Abstracts owned and published by the Society
1999
Introduction of the EGS Fellowship Award
2000
Launch of Geophysics Express owned and published by the Society
2000
Launch of Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics Discussions and Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics owned and published by the Society
2000
Launch of Natural Hazards and Earth System Sciences owned and published by the Society
2000
Launch of the EGS Production Office
2000
Launch of the EGS Stephan Mueller Special Publication Series
2000
Journal of Atmospheric Chemistry stops to be an official EGS journal.
2001
Planetary and Space Science, Journal of Geodynamics and Physics and Chemistry of the Earth stop to be official EGS journal.
2001
Introduction of the Hans Oeschger Medal
2001
Launch of Advances in Geosciences owned and published by the Society
2001
Introduction of the Plinius Medal
2002
Creation of the European Geosciences Union
2003
Introduction of the Vladimir Ivanovich Vernadsky Medal
2003
EGS-AGU-EUG Joint Assembly with almost 11,000 participants