Resolution (2007): eGY Resolution

IUGG, noting the ability of modern information and communications technologies to revolutionise the science and management of data and information,
noting the growing recognition of the need for, and the benefits of a science information commons,
noting that 2007-2008 is the 50-year anniversary of the International Geophysical Year, which pioneered the concept of international cooperation and sharing of data and information about the Earth for the common good,
encourages scientists and their scientific bodies worldwide to use the occasion of the Electronic Geophysical Year, 2007-2008 to undertake activities to improve data access, data preservation, data discovery, data release, and education and outreach, to reduce the digital divide, and to sign the eGY Declaration for an Earth and Space Science Information Commons.