IGU Vice-President Bojie Fu elected as International Honorary Member of American Academy of Arts and Sciences

Academician, Dr Bojie Fu, Vice-President of International Geographical Union(IGU), was recently elected as an International Honorary Member of American Academy of Arts and Sciences. The announcement was conducted by Academy President David W. Oxtoby and Chair of the Board of Directors Nancy C. Andrews on 17thApril, 2019. Out of the 214 individuals elected to the [...]

By |2019-04-22T04:32:13+00:00April 22nd, 2019|Miscellaneous, News|Comments Off on IGU Vice-President Bojie Fu elected as International Honorary Member of American Academy of Arts and Sciences

AAG Education Award for IGU Vice-President Iain Hay

Professor Iain Hay (left) pictured with Professor Mike Meadows, from the University of Cape Town, at La Forêt Montmorency, the research forest of Université Laval, Canada, during a field trip associated with the Executive Committee meetings of the International Geographical Union last year. IGU Vice-President and Matthew Flinders Distinguished Professor of Geography, Iain Hay, has [...]

By |2018-02-01T03:48:18+00:00February 1st, 2018|Miscellaneous, News|Comments Off on AAG Education Award for IGU Vice-President Iain Hay

Nature paper points out the need to revitalize the countryside…

The latest issue of Nature argues that a rural revival is needed globally to counter urbanization.  The paper is co-authored by Professor Yansui Liu and Associate Professor Yuheng Li of the Institute of Geographic Sciences and Natural Resources Research (IGSNRR), Chinese Academy of Sciences. Professors Liu and Li are respectively chair and secretary of the [...]

By |2017-08-18T03:26:15+00:00August 18th, 2017|Miscellaneous, News|Comments Off on Nature paper points out the need to revitalize the countryside…

OURSUS activities at the Beijing Congress

Report about the OURSUS activities and debates in Beijing; and Plan for the near future. On 18 August OURSUS Chair Ton Dietz and OURSUS secretary Qiu Li participated in the jury of the poster competition of the iGEO Olympiad and selected the best posters out of 45 country posters highlighting one or more sustainable city [...]

By |2017-05-19T08:08:22+00:00September 9th, 2016|Meetings, Miscellaneous, News|Comments Off on OURSUS activities at the Beijing Congress

IGU Vice-President awarded the 2013 Volvo Environment Prize

Chinese glaciologist and climate scientist and IGU Vice-President Dr. Qin Dahe has been awarded this year’s Volvo Environment Prize. The award winner is a key contributor to the fifth assessment report from the UN climate panel (IPPC), whose first section, the “Physical Science Basis”, was released in September. He attracted wide attention last year with [...]

By |2017-05-19T08:08:29+00:00November 29th, 2013|Miscellaneous, News|0 Comments


The next GLOBILITY COMMISSION conference, Rome September 23, will be broadcast on Streaming Live. The streaming will be from the following Sapienza University Web Site http://digilab.uniroma1.it/ You'll find the Globility Logo on the left side of the cover page which will take you to the live streaming local time in Rome on the morning of 23 September.

By |2011-09-10T09:35:51+00:00September 10th, 2011|Miscellaneous|0 Comments

IGU Elections 2012: Call for nominations now open

The call for nominations for positions on the International Geographical Union Executive Committee is now open The need for nominations and for the election that will be held at the 2012 IGU General Assembly in Cologne arises as a result of the completion of terms of office by several current members. The status of the [...]

By |2017-05-19T08:08:33+00:00July 27th, 2011|Miscellaneous|0 Comments

More eyewitness news from IGU Vice-President Himiyama

Dear All, For many people in the world, the earthquake/tsunami/nuclear disaster in Northeast Japan fortnight ago may be the incidence of the past. Even in Japan, articles on it occupy less and less space in newspapers day by day. However, I believe the situation is still very serious, or is becoming even more serious. Here [...]

By |2017-05-19T08:08:34+00:00March 27th, 2011|Miscellaneous, News|0 Comments

Interplate megathrust earthquakes and tsunamis along Japan Trench offshore Northeast Japan

An extract from Professor Koji Okumura's (Hiroshima University) report on the recent earthquake & tsunami: A M 9.0 (JMA: Japan Meteorology Agency) or Mw 8.9 (U.S. Geologcial Survey) gigantic earthquake occurred at 11:46 AM (JST) on March 11, 2011 on the interplate megathrust interface between Northeast Japan and Pacific Ocean. The seismogenic fault plane 500 km long [...]

By |2011-03-16T05:13:24+00:00March 16th, 2011|Miscellaneous|0 Comments