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Division on Geodesy

President: Annette Eicker (g@egu.eu)
Deputy President: Roelof Rietbroek (r.rietbroek@utwente.nl)

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’s 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 modelling from the measurement systems to the investigation of geophysical processes.

Recent awardees

Peter J. G. Teunissen

Peter J. G. Teunissen

  • 2022
  • Vening Meinesz Medal

The 2022 Vening Meinesz Medal is awarded to Peter J. G. Teunissen for pioneering and influential work ranging from fundamental geodetic theory to breakthrough innovations in Global Navigation Satellite System modelling and precise positioning.


Kristel Chanard

Kristel Chanard

  • 2022
  • Division Outstanding Early Career Scientist Award

The 2022 Division Outstanding Early Career Scientist Award is awarded to Kristel Chanard for outstanding contributions to the determination and understanding of Earth’s surface deformations.


Christopher Jekeli

Christopher Jekeli

  • 2021
  • Vening Meinesz Medal

The 2021 Vening Meinesz Medal is awarded to Christopher Jekeli for his pioneering work on theory, methodology, and application of geodetic measurement techniques, in particular to determine the Earth’s gravity field using spaceborne, airborne, and terrestrial sensors.


Anna Kłos

Anna Kłos

  • 2021
  • Division Outstanding Early Career Scientist Award

The 2021 Division Outstanding Early Career Scientist Award is awarded to Anna Kłos for her outstanding contributions to time series analysis and the application of geodetic parameters for climate research.


Sebastian Strasser

Sebastian Strasser

  • 2021
  • Virtual Outstanding Student and PhD candidate Presentation (vOSPP) Award

The 2021 Virtual Outstanding Student and PhD candidate Presentation (vOSPP) Award is awarded to Sebastian Strasser Comparison and generalization of GNSS satellite attitude models

Latest posts from the G blog

EGU Campfire Geodesy 101 – First Edition

We all welcome you around our first EGU Geodesy 101 Campfire to listen to an exciting presentation about reference frames from Xavier Collilieux. This new Geodesy 101 Campfire series aims to introduce geodesists and non-geodesists into a specific geodetic topic. The first Geodesy 101 Campfire is dedicated to terrestrial reference frames. Below you can find detailed description about the upcoming presentation. We will have time for questions afterwards. Please join us on Zoom on December 1st from 1 to 2 …


EGU Campfire Geodesy – Share Your Research – Sixth Edition

We all welcome you around our sixth EGU Geodesy Campfire to listen to two exciting talks by Eva Börgens and Jesse Reusen. The Geodesy EGU Campfire Events “Share Your Research” give (early career) researchers the chance to talk about their work. Below you can find detailed descriptions about their talks. We will have time for networking after the presentations. Please join us on Zoom on October 27th from 3 to 4:30 pm (CEST). Register for this webinar here. Eva Börgens …


Celebrating and Recognizing Our Postdocs: Beyond Postdoc Appreciation Week

With Postdoc Appreciation Week coming to a close, we wanted to know a little bit about postdocs in Geodesy and Geosciences! To see how their life-work balance situation and outlook on their professional future is, we put together a short survey. If you are unfamiliar with Postdoc Appreciation Week, here is a quick summary: Initially, it was an initiative by the National Postdoc Association in the US, and later in the past years, also, the UK started to celebrate it. …


Want to really understand sea-level rise? Bring in the geodesists!

A remarkably large number of papers and proposals have sentences like “this study is critical to better project future sea-level rise” in their introduction. Most times this is just marketing to trick reviewers and program managers into believing the work is important. On the other hand, geodetic papers and proposals have some compelling reasons to use this statement: a lot of geodetic techniques and observations are really unmissable in understanding what is happening along our coastlines. As a sea-level scientist, …

Current issue of the EGU newsletter

In the October newsletter, researchers explain why disaster risk reduction strategies aren’t as inclusive as we think. We hear from Blaise Nyandwi, lecturer at the University of Goma, how socio-economic vulnerability affects public perception of hazard risk, and three geoscientists explore the many ways that race and natural hazards are linked. EGU Projects Coordination Officer Simon Clark dissects why we keep dismissing droughts and why perceptions of drought vary so widely around the world.

As a reminder, this is the last call to apply for the EGU Outreach Committee sponsored workshops and to register to join the EU biodiversity event – a hybrid event at the European Parliament – that aims to bridge the science-policy divide.

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