Reproduced below is a resolution adopted by IAMAP during the 18th General Assembly of the International Union of Geodesy and Geophysics (IUGG) in Hamburg, August 15–27, 1983. Other resolutions adopted by IAMAP at Hamburg were adopted by IUGG and reproduced in Eos, October 4, 1983.
The resolutions passed at each quadrennial general assembly of IUGG and o f its member associations are an important barometer of current opinion in the geophysics community and 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 can spread information worldwide on programs that promise to most effectively advance geophysical knowledge. IUGG and its member associations intend that member groups will present the resolutions before deliberative bodies and otherwise use them to make decision makers aware of international scientific thought.