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Division on Geodesy
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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 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.

Recent awardees

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.


Willi Freeden

Willi Freeden

  • 2020
  • Vening Meinesz Medal

The 2020 Vening Meinesz Medal is awarded to Willi Freeden for his pioneering work in combining a comprehensive mathematical theory with fundamental geodetic problems and advanced applications in Earth system sciences and global change studies.


Karina Wilgan

Karina Wilgan

  • 2020
  • Division Outstanding Early Career Scientist Award

The 2020 Division Outstanding Early Career Scientist Award is awarded to Karina Wilgan for the development of new methods for the integration of GNSS delays, meteorological observations and numerical weather prediction models for applications in InSAR and GNSS.

Latest posts from the G blog

Insights from the past ECS Representative of the Geodesy division

For our last interview we haven’t talked to a member of the current Geodesy division team. Instead we asked the past ECS (Early Career Scientist) representative of the Geodesy division, Katrin Bentel, a few questions. Fortunately, she gave us some insights about the role of an ECS Representative. Find out below. What did you like most about your time as the Geodesy ECS Representative? To get to know so many new people, especially all the reps from other divisions. And …


Meet the new Geodesy Science Officer – Part 2

In the past weeks you have met the president, deputy president and one science officer of the Geodesy division. Last but not least, we introduce you today to the second science officer: Xavier Collilieux. He also answered a few questions for us (including where his favourite place in Vienna is). Curious to find out? Then read below. What is your position within the EGU and/or the Geodesy Division? I am a science officer like Anna Kłos whom you interviewed last …


Meet the new Geodesy Science Officer – Part 1

We hope that you have enjoyed reading about the new division president and division deputy president. But there are even more people behind the scenes that contribute to the development of the Geodesy division. Today we are going to introduce you to one of the new science officers: Anna Kłos. We asked her also a few questions and despite of being on maternity leave she was able to answer them. Find out what she is working on and what she …


EGU Campfire Geodesy – Share Your Research – First Edition

We all welcome you around our very first Geodesy Campfire to listen to three exciting talks by the early career scientists (ECSs) Öykü Koç, Bart Root and Sebastian Strasser. The new Geodesy EGU Campfire Events “Share Your Research” will give ECSs the chance to talk about their research and get feedback on their presentation. Below you can find detailed descriptions about their talks. In addition, we will allow time for networking after the presentations. Please join us on Zoom on …

Current issue of the EGU newsletter

The June issue of The Loupe is all about Oceans! With both World Oceans Day and the International Day of the Seafarer falling in June, we thought what better month to focus on the work of EGU researcher studying the Oceans. We spoke with Ocean Science Division Early Career Scientist Rep Meriel Bittner on how to get involved in the Division and learned about the reality of research onboard a research vessel for LGBTQIA+ people from guest blogger Huw Griffiths.

The Loupe also shares some vital information for scientists concerned about their work being misrepresented by policymakers, either accidentally or on purpose, from EGU’s Policy Officer Chloe Hill for the GeoPolicy blog, and features a call for new members to be nominated to the Equality Diversity and Inclusion Working Group.

In addition to the latest Journal Watch and GeoRoundup of June EGU journal highlights, this issue also highlights the opening of the call for EGU22 scientific session submissions, the deadline for which is 6 September 2021.

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