Scientific Structure

IAGA is organised into six Divisions and four Interdivisional Commissions each led by a Chair and Co-Chair. Each Division/Commission may form Working Groups in specialist topic areas and elect officers to run the business of the Working Groups:

IAGA Executive Committee web site IAGA Division I - Internal Magnetic Fields IAGA Division II - Aeronomic Phenomena IAGA Division III - Magnetospheric Phenonema IAGA Division IV - Solar Wind and Interplanetary Field IAGA Division V - Geomagnetic Observatories, Surveys and Analyses IAGA Division VI - Electromagnetic Induction in the Earth and Planetary Bodies IAGA Division I WGI.1 IAGA Division I WGI.3 Rock- and Environmental Magnetism IAGA Division II WGII-A:  Electrodynamics of the Middle Atmosphere IAGA Division II WGII-C:  Meteorological Effects on the Ionosphere IAGA Division II WGII-D:  External Forcing of the Middle Atmosphere IAGA Division II WGII-E:  Ionospheric Irregularities, Fields and Waves IAGA Division II WGII-F:  Long-Term Trends in the Mesosphere, Thermosphere and Ionosphere (with ICMA and SCOSTEP) Joint IAGA/URSI WG(VERSIM) VLF/ELF Remote Sensing of the Ionosphere and Magnetosphere IAGA Division V Working Group V-OBS: Geomagnetic Observation IAGA Division V Working Group V-MOD: Geomagnetic Field Modeling IAGA Division V Working Group V-DAT: Geomagnetic Data and Indices IAGA Interdivisional Commission on Developing Countries IAGA Interdivisional Commission on History IAGA Interdivisional Commission on Education and Outreach IAGA Interdivisional Commission on Space Weather Download or view PDF document of National Correspondents WGII-G:  Ionosphere and Atmosphere Interactions in the Polar Regions This diagram illustrates that the four Interdivisional Commissions coordinate activities across the Divisions for their common interests in history, education and outreach, Space Weather and science in developing countries. (Each box in the image is "clickable" and leads to further information.)

A second diagram is provided to indicate how IAGA operates.

Union & Inter-Assocciation Activities

IAGA is also involved in two inter-assocciation activities:

  • International Ocean network (ION)
  • Working group on Electromagnetic Studies of Earthquakes and Volcanoes (EMSEV)

and six Union Commissions:

  • Climatic and Environmental Changes (CCEC); Commission sur les changements climatiques et environnementaux
  • Mathematical Geophysics (CMG); Géophysique mathématique
  • Geophysical Risk and Sustainability (GRC); Commission sur les risques géophysiques et développement durable
  • Study of the Earth's Deep Interior (SEDI); Étude des profondeurs terrestres
  • Data and Information (UCDI); Commission pour les Données et l'Information Planetary Sciences (UCPS); Planétologie

IAGA Procedures

Guide for IAGA Officers (pdf, 74kb) (It is stressed that this document is a guide, not a rulebook. It is intended to help IAGA officers know what is expected of them.)


Executive Committee

IAGA is administered by an Executive Committee on behalf of IUGG Member Countries in accordance with the Association's Statutes and By-Laws. IAGA communicates with Member Countries through National Correspondents nominated by appropriate national bodies. Member Countries are represented at IAGA Assemblies by accredited Chief Delegates who may vote on matters, according to the voting rules set out in the Statutes and By-Laws, at meetings of the Conference of Delegates.

Previous IAGA Executive Committees 

Past IAGA Presidents and General Secretaries

National Correspondents 2015

List of IAGA National Correspondents (pdf, 84 kB)

Finance Committee

IAGA finances are reviewed by a Finance Committee appointed in accordance with Statute 11.

Nominating Committee

Candidates for election to the Executive Committee are selected by a Nominating Committee, appointed in accordance with By-Law 11.

Annual Reports

IAGA produces brief Annual Reports to IUGG describing the Association's activities:
1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004.
The Annual Reports available in pdf on this site are those for:
2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018.

Statutes and By-Laws

The English version of the IAGA Statutes and By-Laws, and an explanation of the terms used in them, can be viewed via the following links:

This statutes and by-laws replaced the previous version of

    Statutes (2015) and
    By-laws (2015).

The current Statutes, By-Laws and Glossary can be downloaded here (pdf, 95KB).