New IGU Representative
The NZGS is pleased to announce that Professor Michael Roche has been elected as the Chair of the New Zealand International Geographical Union (IGU) Committee.
The NZGS would also like to give our thanks to Lex Chalmers for his work in this position over the last few years.
The IGU was established in 1922 and has as its aims:
1. to promote the study of geographical problems;
2. to initiate and co-ordinate geographical research requiring international co-operation and to promote its scientific discussion and publication;
3. to provide for the participation of geographers in the work of relevant international organizations;
4. to facilitate the collection and diffusion of geographical data and documentation in and between all member countries;
5. to promote International Geographical Congresses, regional conferences and specialized symposia related to the objectives of the Union;
6. to participate in any other appropriate form of international co-operation with the object of advancing the study and application of geography;
7. to promote international standardization or compatability of methods, nomenclature, and symbols employed in geography.