SMI20Board Meeting of WEGENER (IAG S.C. 3.5: Tectonics and Earthquake Geodesy) (by invitation only)
|Convener: Haluk Ozener|
Tue, 19 Apr, 12:15–13:15
The meeting will be dedicated to present the latest activities realized, to review some of the priority issues (e.g. 18th General Assembly of WEGENER).
WEGENER is originally the acronym for Working Group of European Geoscientists for the Establishment of Networks for Earth-science Research. It was founded in March 1981 in response to an appeal delivered at the Journées Luxembourgeoises de Geodynamique in December 1980 to respond with a coordinated European proposal to a NASA Announcement of Opportunity inviting participation in the Crustal Dynamics and Earthquake Research Program.
WEGENER was organized as voluntary coordinating body with membership open to any organization actively engaged in research aiming to achieve a better understanding of kinematics, crustal dynamics and of processes leading to earthquakes in Europe and the Mediterranean area.
WEGENER, during the past 35 years, has always kept a close contact with the Agencies and Institutions responsible for the development and maintenance of the global space geodetic networks with the aim to make them aware of the scientific needs and outcomes of the project which might have an influence on the general science policy trends. WEGENER was serving as Inter-commission Project 3.2, between Commission 1 and Commission 3, of the International Association of Geodesy (IAG) until 2011. Since then, WEGENER project has became the Sub-commission 3.5 of IAG commission 3, namely Tectonics and Earthquake Geodesy. The acronym WEGENER now refers to The World Earthquake GEodesy Network for Environmental Hazard Research.