Resolution No. 3 (2005): International Decade of Geopotential Field Research: availability of data and models

IAGA, noting the success of the International Decade of Geopotential-Field Research and the important contribution made by the European Space Agency, ESA, in deciding to launch the Swarm geomagnetic mission in 2009 as a continuation of the presently-operating magnetic survey satellites, and, considering IUGG Resolution 1, passed in 1999, urging governmental and international agencies to sustain and improve national and international geodetic and geophysical monitoring systems, and promoting the free and unrestricted transfer of data, strongly encourages space agencies, institutions and funding organisations to support initiatives to improve the availability of, and access to, science data and models in order to maximise the scientific return from these missions.