IAVCEI fieldtrip participants at Villarrica crater rim (Credit: Dávid Karátson, distributed via imaggeo.egu.eu)

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Division on Geodesy

President: Annette Eicker (g@egu.eu)
Deputy President: vacant

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

Meet the new ECS Reps

We all hope you have enjoyed vEGU21 and you were able to meet new and old friends/colleagues/peers. With the end of the EGU General Assembly, it is the time when outgoing Early Career Scientist (ECS) Representatives (Reps) are handing all over to the incoming ECS Reps. Now the new Reps officially start their work for the next two years. But who are the new ECS reps? The new Rep for the next year is Rebekka Steffen and Andreas Kvas is …


IAG workshop on « Quantum gravimetry in space and on ground »

We invite you to attend the IAG workshop on « Quantum gravimetry in space and on ground » 26th and 27th of May 2021 2:00-5:00 PM CET This meeting covers quantum gravity sensing, from the development of the sensors and their characterization, to a large panel of present and future applications. We bring together instrument scientists from the quantum physics community and users from the geoscience community. Program and registration: https://quge.iag-aig.org/quge-meetings/workshop-wgq1 The workshop is organized by the Working group on …


What’s up for geodesy during the upcoming vEGU21?

What’s up for geodesy during the upcoming vEGU21?

This year’s EGU General Assembly (GA) will be held completely online, as #vEGU21: Gather Online. The virtual GA will have all the activities of an in-presence conference with scientific sessions, networking opportunities and short courses. Connecting with your peers and making new contacts can be challenging in an online setting, but there are a number of great events planned on different platforms, like Zoom, Gather and BigBlueButton. The GA provides ample chances of informal exchange, especially for early career scientists …

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This year’s EGU General Assembly features a complete conference experience, from ten keynote sessions and a Jobs and Careers Centre to a Kids Art activity and #ActualLivingScientist initiative. vEGU21 will also include many ways to connect with colleagues and friends, including networking events on Gather.town and a Games Jam.

To help guide you through this new virtual experience, we’ve pulled together the resources you need to get the most out of vEGU21. These include our Top 10 tips for promoting good online engagement – for both conveners and participants – plus tips to balance your experience so you’re ready for all the vPICO sessions the second week. There’s also a blog to let you know how to create an accessible (and effective) presentation.

Last but not least, we’d like you to meet three wonderful people who are helping communicate all this information to you. We hope you have a fun and fulfilling meeting!.

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