Beyond 100: The next century in Earth and Space Science

The 27th IUGG General Assembly will be held July 8-18, 2019 at the Palais des Congrès in Montréal, Québec, Canada. This is a special opportunity for participants from Canada and from around the world to come together and share their science and culture. 2019 marks the 100th anniversary of IUGG; we will look back on the accomplishments of the previous century of Earth and space science research, and forward to the next century of scientific advancement. Join us for a host of scientific activities, including special public lectures, keynote Union lectures and a wide variety of themed sessions.


During your stay, you will have the opportunity to explore the city of Montréal, widely renowned across North America and around the world for its vibrant cultural, social and culinary scene. July is a particularly good time to profit from warm weather, outdoor dining and the many festivals taking place across the city.


In conjunction with the IUGG General Assembly, a number of scientific workshops and cultural events are planned. We will also be offering the chance to explore the geological treasures of our region through a number of field trips ranging from half-day to multi-day excursions.


On behalf of the Local Organising Committee of IUGG2019, I welcome you to Montréal.


Fiona Darbyshire

Chair, Local Organising Committee, IUGG2019


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Sciences de la Terre et de l’espace : un siècle de progrès, un autre à bâtir

La 27e Assemblée générale de l’UGGI aura lieu du 8 au 18 juillet 2019, au Palais des Congrès de Montréal, dans la province de Québec, au Canada. Cette assemblée fournira l’occasion aux participants nationaux et internationaux de partager leur science et leur culture. Nous soulignerons le 100e anniversaire de l’UGGI, mettant en perspective la recherche liée aux sciences de la Terre et de l’espace en revoyant les réalisations du siècle dernier et en rêvant celles du prochain. Joignez-vous à nous pour plusieurs activités scientifiques incluant des présentations destinées au public, des conférenciers invités de qualité et surtout, une grande variété de sessions sur des thèmes pertinents.


Pendant votre séjour, vous aurez l’occasion d’explorer la ville de Montréal, bien connue en Amérique du Nord et au niveau mondial pour sa culture, sa société ouverte et ses talents culinaires. En juillet, vous profiterez du beau temps et des nombreux festivals qui se déroulent dans la ville.


Conjointement avec l’Assemblée générale, nous offrirons des ateliers scientifiques et évènements culturels. Vous aurez notamment l’opportunité d’explorer les trésors géologiques de notre région par des excursions sur le terrain, de durée variable allant de quelques heures à plusieurs jours.


De la part du comité organisateur local, je vous souhaite la bienvenue à Montréal.


Fiona Darbyshire

Chaire, Comité organisateur local, IUGG2019


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The CGU began its life as a society dedicated to the scientific study of the solid Earth. It has since evolved to cover all aspects of the physical study of Earth and space processes. Within the CGU, five semi-autonomous sections are defined: Hydrology, Geodesy, Solid Earth, Bio geosciences and Earth Surface Processes. CGU has over 400 members and serves as a national group in the geophysical sciences. It is also responsible for the Canadian National Committee of the IUGG (CNC-IUGG). Since 2013, the CGU has operated as a co-founder and member of the Canadian Societies for the Geophysical Sciences (CSGS).


When registering for the IUGG2019 conference, please enter the rebate code and your membership number to receive a rebate of $50.00. Both are available for members through CGU website once logged in (cgu-ugc.ca member login). You can become a CGU member through membership – application. Click here


CMOS exists for the advancement of meteorology and oceanography in Canada. It is a national society whose aim is to promote these sciences across Canada, and its interests include meteorology, climatology, oceanography, limnology, hydrology and cryospheric science. The Society has a history spanning over 75 years, initially serving the meteorology community then adding the oceanography component in the 1970s. CMOS comprises over 700 members, and is also a co-founder and member of CSGS.


When registering for the IUGG2019 conference, please enter the rebate code and your membership number to receive a rebate of $50.00. Both are available for members through CMOS website once logged in (cmos.ca – member login).  You can become a CMOS member through membership – application. Click here

JPdL International

JPdL is our Conference Organiser and strategic partner for IUGG2019. It is a national company with 6 offices across Canada and over 35 years of experience in conference management, event planning and destination management. It manages both national and international events across a wide range of fields and disciplines, and is partnered with numerous organisations from the local to the international level.

Event Schedule

1-8 July 2019

  • Pre-conference field trips

8 July 2019

  • IUGG Business meetings

9-17 July inclusive

  • Scientific sessions
  •  Association and other business meetings

July 18-23 2019

  • Post-conference field trips

IUGG and Associations

  • International Union of Geodesy and Geophysics (IUGG)

  • International Association of Cryospheric Sciences (IACS)

  • International Association of Geodesy

  • International Association of Geomagnetism and Aeronomy  (IAGA)

  • International Association of Hydrological Sciences  (IAHS)

  • International Association of Meteorology and Atmospheric Sciences (IAMAS)

  • International Association for the Physical Sciences of the Oceans (IAPSO)

  • International Association of Seismology and Physics of the Earth's Interior (IASPEI)

  • International Association of Volcanology and Chemistry of the Earth's Interior

Thank you to our sponsors

  • The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA)

    was designated as a core performance agency to support the Japanese government's overall aerospace development and utilization. JAXA, therefore, can conduct integrated operations from basic research and development, to utilization.




    GEM Systems Inc. is a supplier of advanced magnetometers, gradiometers and magnetic sensors for Earth Science, Geophysics and other applications. With 35+ years in the research and development of equipment for geophysical exploration and observatory measurements, GEM Systems is also known for its service, support, and the industry-leading three-year warranty program.



  • Geotop

    Geotop is an interuniversity training and research centre in geosciences, funded by the Fonds de la recherche du Québec - Nature et technologies. It aims at understanding geological processes that control Earth's dynamics at various spatiotemporal scales, through its expertise in isotopic geochemistry and geochronology. Research conducted at Geotop addresses Earth's past dynamics, natural resources, natural hazards and anthropogenic pressures.



  • UQAM's Faculty of Science

    UQAM's Faculty of Science holds a leading position in research, innovation and training in fields ranging from geophysics to public health, the environment, climate and sustainable development. The Faculty of Science includes 9 institutional research centres, 10 Canada Research Chairs, 2 UNESCO Chairs and more than $20M in annual research grants.



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IUGG 2019 Conference Secretariat JPdL International

Tel.: 514-287-1070     Canada, USA: 1-800-361-1070