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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’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.


Oliver Pollard

Oliver Pollard

  • 2022
  • Outstanding Student and PhD candidate Presentation (OSPP) Award

The 2022 Outstanding Student and PhD candidate Presentation (OSPP) Award is awarded to Oliver Pollard Investigating the Sensitivity of North Sea Glacial Isostatic Adjustment during the Last Interglacial to the Penultimate Deglaciation of Global Ice Sheets


Yosra Afrasteh

Yosra Afrasteh

  • 2022
  • Outstanding Student and PhD candidate Presentation (OSPP) Award

The 2022 Outstanding Student and PhD candidate Presentation (OSPP) Award is awarded to Yosra Afrasteh New realization for European vertical reference system; a first attempt to include the Hydrodynamic Leveling data

Latest posts from the G blog

Geodesy Division Year In Review 2022

Hi EGU Community! With the first blog post of 2023, we want to look back at what happened in the G Division during the last year and give an outlook on what you can expect for the new year! Looking back on 2022 G Division at the General Assembly After two years of online-only general assemblies (GAs), in 2022 the GA switched to a hybrid format with an in-person part in Vienna and online participation from all over the world. …


We need a new Early Career Scientist Co-Representative!

The general assembly 2023 is approaching, and the EGU Geodesy division is looking for an enthusiastic early career scientist (ECS) to take over the role of the division ECS Co-representative. But what do you have to do as an ECS-representative? And where can you sign up? Early career scientists represent a significant share of the EGU members and attendees of the general assembly. It is therefore desirable to involve this group not only as participants, but also on the division …


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 …

Current issue of the EGU newsletter

In the December newsletter, researchers share new insights from cold and remote regions on Earth. They found that the total ice growth in the Arctic region cannot offset sea ice loss in summer. This helps improve our understanding of the atmosphere–ice–ocean system in a changing Arctic, and the impact this may have on human life.

We also hear from Francesco Avanzi, researcher in meltwater security who tells us why climate change might threaten water security. And EGU Policy Manager Chloe Hill highlights 5 things that Europe’s scientific community can do to support evidence-informed policymaking!

Lastly, EGU23 abstract submission deadline is fast approaching (10 January 2023). Check your inbox for the next EGU23 monthly Update from our conference organiser Copernicus, arriving early January. If you miss an Update you can subscribe here.

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