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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.


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


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

EGU Campfire Geodesy – Share Your Research – Third Edition

We all welcome you around our third EGU Geodesy Campfire to listen to two exciting talks by Early Career Scientists (ECS) Kyriakos Balidakis and Giulio Tagliaferro. The Geodesy EGU Campfire Events “Share Your Research” will 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 December 9th from 4 to 5:30 pm (CET). Register for …


Around the world with Professor Vening Meinesz onboard the submarine K-XVIII: Exploration of the Solid Earth

On 14th of November 1934, the Dutch travelled to the harbor of Den Helder situated in the north of the Netherlands to catch a glimpse of the departure of Hr. Ms. K-XVII: A submarine of the Royal Dutch Navy setting sail on a trip around the world. Onboard was a unique traveler and with his non-typical height of 2 meters tall, he towered above the average submarine sailor. Professor Vening Meinesz would accompany the 36-headed crew lead by Commander Hetterschij …


Geodesists on Tour: GPS measurements on Antarctica

Stories from the field – how exactly are those GPS data collected? The geodesy community at large benefits from the many science projects with open data policies. A user simply has to navigate to a data portal, download the data, and within a matter of moments a world of possibilities opens up for potential research. But where exactly do these data come from? While scientific results get published, the complicated aspects of field work and the immense challenges associated with …


EGU Campfire Geodesy – Share Your Research – Second Edition

We all welcome you around our second EGU Geodesy Campfire to listen to two exciting talks by Laura Jensen and Susanne Glaser. The new Geodesy EGU Campfire Events “Share Your Research” will 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 5 to 6:30 pm (CEST). Register for this webinar here. …

Current issue of the EGU newsletter

In the November issue of The Loupe we reflect on the recent COP26 meeting and the new Glasgow Climate Pact and discover what it’s like to be a member of the EGU Policy Working group with Noel Baker! Learn more about EGU’s new Policy Priority Area for 2022-24 Biodiversity and how you can get involved.

You can also watch the free recording of our special webinar about How to build an LGBT+ network in geoscience, available now on our YouTube channel.

Don’t forget to submit your abstract for EGU22, to be held 3 – 8 April 2022! Find out more here as well as information about the registration fees and submit your abstract by 12 January 2022 at 13.00 CET.

In addition this issue also shares the latest Journal Watch and GeoRoundup of November EGU journal highlights.

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