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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

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