Resolution No.5 (2005): International Year initiatives celebrating the IGY

IAGA, noting the success of the International Geophysical Year (IGY) in 1957/8 and the resultant dramatic advances in science relevant to IAGA, and, recognising that IAGA has established the electronic Geophysical Year, which should lead to more open access to data, the development of virtual observatories, and digitised versions of analogue data, endorses the other complementary international programmes celebrating the IGY: the International Year of Planet Earth (IYPE), the International Heliophysical Year (IHY), the International Polar Year (IPY), and Climate and Weather of the Sun-Earth System (CAWSES), and, urges these related international programmes to work closely with IAGA and eGY to achieve the objectives of each programme.