Montréal welcomes the 2019 IUGG General Assembly

published on July 4, 2019
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To put it simply, Montréal is a city of science, research and knowledge. Montréalers are paving the way forward and changing the world in fields like neuroscience, Artificial Intelligence, cardiology, oncology, fashion and aerospace. And to mark the International Union of Geodesy and Geophysics’ Centennial year, the 27thIUGG General Assembly is coming to Montréal’s Palais des congrès de Montréal on July 8-18, 2019.

The shape of things to come

Bringing together the leading minds in geophysics and geodesy (mathematics dealing with the shape and area of the Earth), the IUGG General Assembly is a place for top scientific minds from around the world to interact and share not only their scientific findings, but also their cultures. Built on keynote presentations and speakers, public lectures, themed sessions and even field trips to examine and explore the geological treasures of the Montréal area, the IUGG is marking 100 years as an organization looking forward to the next century in Earth and Space sciences.

A proud history

Founded in 1919, the IUGG is one of only 40 international scientific unions and associations that are grouped with the International Science Council. Focusing on scientific studies of Earth and Space, the IUGG is made up of eight associations specializing in areas like Hydrological Sciences, Geomagnetism and Meterology and Atmospheric Sciences. Their General Assemblies are held every four years, and the 2019 edition marks its third time in Canada. As host of the centennial edition, Montréal joins the ranks of past host cities like Vienna, Helsinki, Canberra and Sapporo.

CHEAT SHEET

What: IUGG General Assembly
When: July 8-18, 2019
Where: Palais des congrès de Montréal
Web: iugg2019montreal.com

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