New IAGA EC members and resolution
Last Wednesday the IUGG Assembly in Montreal finished. We had a quite good attendance of members from IAGA Division VI.
At the IAGA Conference of Delegates the national delegates voted for new members of the Executive Committee. We are glad that two members of our division were elected to serve for the next term: Anna Kelbert and Klaus Spitzer. Congratulations!
In addition, IAGA Division VI agreed at their business meeting to support a resolution initiated by the IAGA Interdivisional Commission on Space Weather, which is co-chaired by Anna Kelbert.
The key aspect of this resolution is:
The critical importance of magnetotelluric data in indirect estimation of geo-electric fields from well-established geomagnetic field measurements including from geomagnetic observatories and variometer networks and the added value of magnetotelluric data in imaging and understanding geophysical imprints,
National magnetotelluric survey initiatives, and
Funding agencies to support continued acquisition of magnetotelluric survey data and efforts in historical magnetotelluric data recovery, and
Governments and the international magnetotelluric community to endorse open data sharing practices for magnetotelluric time series and data products, particularly magnetotelluric impedances and related transfer functions.”
The full resolution will be linked with the emiw.org web sites, once it is published on the IAGA web site.