European Geophysical Society



The 10th General Assembly of the European Geophysical Society (EGS) took place from July 30 to August 3, 1984 at the Catholic University of Louvain, Louvain La Neuve, Belgium. Over 320 papers were presented at the Assembly, and an encouraging sign for the EGS was the continued and increased attraction of the meeting to scientists from outside Europe (particularly from North America, Australia, and Japan).

The assembly witnessed several exciting developments within the EGS: for example, the recent innovation of a special interest group (Chairman: F. Neubauer, University of Köln, Federal Republic of Germany) in Planetary Physics stimulated the convening of a special symposium in Louvain La Neuve on planetary exploration and future planetary missions, at which the objectives of the special interest group were formulated in the light of the most recent developments in the field. A panel discussion during the symposium supported the Kepler mission to Mars as the next logical step in a European program of planetary exploration.