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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 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

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.


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

Latest posts from the G blog

The comprehensive Geodetic Information Portal of GGOS

The Global Geodetic Observing System (GGOS) of the International Association of Geodesy (IAG) is a collaborative contribution of the global geodesy community to the observation and monitoring of the Earth System. Geodesy is the science of determining the shape of the Earth, its gravity field, and its rotation as functions of time. Essential to reaching this goal are stable and consistent geodetic reference frames, which provide the fundamental layer for the determination of time-dependent coordinates of points or objects, and …


What’s up for geodesy during the upcoming EGU22?

It’s this time of the year again where we all try to meet up in Vienna and talk about our latest scientific results and more importantly network with old and new colleagues. The EGU General Assembly (GA) will be a hybrid meeting this year: EGU22. There will be scientific sessions with short oral presentations, networking opportunities and short courses. All scientific sessions and most short courses will be accessible online as well. Several networking opportunities are planned for in-person attendees …


Geodesists on Tour: GNSS measurements in East Africa

Africa hosts the world’s most extensive subaerial rift system on Earth known as the East African Rift System (EARS). It stretches over 5000 km from the Red Sea and Gulf of Aden intersection in the north to the Southwest Indian Spreading Ridge south of South Africa. East-West, the EARS spans the eastern border of the Democratic Republic of Congo across to eastern Madagascar over 3000 km. The process of continental rifting involves rupturing the entire thickness of the lithosphere, and …


EGU Campfire Geodesy – Share Your Research – Fifth Edition

We all welcome you around our fifth EGU Geodesy Campfire to listen to two exciting talks by Eva Börgens and Sandro Krauss. 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 March 4th from 3 to 4:30 pm (CET). Register for this webinar here. Eva …

Current issue of the EGU newsletter

In the May issue of The Loupe, we read of new ways to make science more inclusive and accessible to people around the world, with EGU’s annual General Assembly EGU22 serving as a recent example. Postdoc researcher Jenny Turton tells us about atmospheric processes that affect the ice, through her work on the largest remaining floating glacier in the Arctic.

EGU’s Outreach Committee seeks new members by 12 June 2022 to promote the Earth, planetary, and space sciences among scientists, the public, and policymakers.

Applications are also open for EGU’s Science Journalism Fellowship and Public Engagement Grant, deadline for both is 17 June 2022!

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