IAGA Long Service Award
Bill Stuart, while Chair of Division V, proposed the establishment of a 'long-service medal'. He suggested the award be made to those who had spent a lifetime devoted to observatory work (IAGA News 26, 1987), but the scope is now expanded to include any technical or managerial service. The IAGA Executive Committee (EC) agreed that up to four awards could be made at the 1989 assembly and up to two at subsequent assemblies (IAGA News 27, 1988). The first (four) awards were made at the Exeter Assembly in 1989 and were described as 'conveying recognition by the IAGA community of service to the global community extending over many years' (IAGA News 28, 1989).
The IAGA Long Service Award is aimed at honoring persons who are not directly involved in research and therefore are not recognized in the ways active scientists normally are. Examples are persons responsible for running geophysical observatories of various kinds, but also other kinds of technical, operational or managerial service may be honored by this award. (IAGA News 44, 2007).
- Nominations are to be sent to the IAGA Secretary General by a national body. Guidelines for nomination
- The Executive Committee seeks advice on the nominations from appropriate IAGA officers.
- Decisions are made by the IAGA Executive Committee.
Recipients of the IAGA Long Service Medal
|Name||Country||Year of Award||Report|
|Jean Rasson||Belgium||2017||IAGA News 54|
|Hans-Joachim Linthe||Germany||2015||IAGA News 52|
|John Riddick||UK||2015||IAGA News 52|
|Evgeny Kharin||Russia||2013||IAGA News 50|
|Michel Menvielle||France||2013||IAGA News 50|
|Bengt Hultqvist||Sweden||2011||IAGA News 48|
|Ole Rasmussen||Denmark||2009||IAGA News 46|
|Toyohisa Kamei||Japan||2007||IAGA News 44|
|Raghab Chandra Deka||India||2005||IAGA News 42|
|Emil Pisara||Slovakia||2000||Not recorded except in email correspondence|
|Veniamin Smirnov||Russia||1995||IAGA News 34|
|Zhou Jinping||China||1993||IAGA News 32|
|Walter Zander||Germany||1993||IAGA News 32|
|Akos Wallner||Hungary||1991||IAGA News 30|
|Anton Tlick||Czechoslovakia||1991||IAGA News 30|
|Yoshiaki Mizuno||Japan||1991||IAGA News 30|
|John B. Townshend||USA||1989||IAGA News 28|
|Matti Kivinen||Finland||1989||IAGA News 28|
|Daniel Gilbert||France||1989||IAGA News 28|
|Steinar Berger||Norway||1989||IAGA News 28|