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IAG selects Chris Rizos as President

Australia: International Association of Geodesy (IAG) selected its new President, Professor Chris Rizos. At present, he is Head of School of Surveying & Spatial Information Systems (SSIS), University of New South Wale (UNSW) in Sydney, Australia. 
The IAG is one of eight associations within the International Union of Geodesy and Geophysics. It advances use of Geodesy across an increasingly broad range of ‘geoscience’ applications by providing reference systems and vital services that use earth observation space-based systems.
“Geodesy is booming as society increasingly relies on geospatial technologies and global services to monitor and understand our dynamic world,” said Professor Rizos. “IAG is at the forefront of measuring these changes and has established the Global Geodetic Observing System (GGOS) to help unify geodetic services, and provide synoptic data for monitoring the Earth System.”
“We need to evolve to respond to the needs of ever more sophisticated consumers of geodetic products,” Professor Rizos added.
“GGOS is a great opportunity to make the most of the extraordinary capability of modern geodesy to measure the faint four-dimensional signatures of Global Change and Geohazards in surface positioning, and earth geometry and gravity field. Geodesy matters, now more than ever,” Prof Rizos continued.
Source: UNSW