Reproduced below are the 19 resolutions adopted at the 18th General Assembly of the International Union of Geodesy and Geophysics (IUGG), held in Hamburg August 15–27. The resolutions passed by each quadrennial general assembly of IUGG are an important barometer of current opinion in the geophysics community, and as such they can be a powerful tool in the development of the scientific programs to which they are addressed.
The resolutions will help advance programs, however, only if they are used. Carried back home by the national committees which make up the IUGG, the resolutions spread information worldwide on programs that promise to most effectively advance geophysical knowledge. The IUGG intends that member groups will present the resolutions before deliberative bodies and otherwise use them to make decision makers aware of international scientific thought.