Resolution No.6 (2003): International Decade of Potential-Field Research

IAGA, considering IAGA Resolution No.1 passed in 1997 concerning the declaration of the International Decade of Geopotential-Field Research, and IUGG Resolution No.1 passed in 1999 concerning Integrated Global Earth Monitoring Systems, thanks the bodies involved in launching and operating magnetic survey satellites (including ├śrsted, CHAMP, SAC-C, and FEDSAT) and distributing their data to the worldwide scientific community, and strongly encourages all institutions and funding organisations to continue this work in order to achieve a better understanding of the Earth's dynamical core, mantle, crust, ionosphere, and magnetosphere.