100th Anniversary of the International Union of Geodesy and Geophysics: Celebrating International Cooperation in Earth and Space Sciences

The International Union of Geodesy and Geophysics (IUGG) celebrated its 100th anniversary at UNESCO headquarters on Monday 29 July. This non-governmental international scientific organization, established on 28 July 1919, is dedicated to advancing, promoting, and communicating knowledge of the Earth system, its space environment, and the dynamical processes causing change. IUGG through its various member organizations and UNESCO have been working closely for many decades to further their common goals: fostering research cooperation and disseminating scientific knowledge to promote resilience, sustainability and peace.

The anniversary was celebrated with a conference promoting international cooperation in earth and space sciences. The guest of honour, H.S.H. Prince Albert II of Monaco, received the IUGG Honorary Membership award for his “outstanding contributions to the promotion of climate change, water, biodiversity and oceanographic research”.

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