Dr. Ute Weckmann takes over the chairmanship of IAGA Division VI "Electromagnetic Induction in the Earth and Planetary Bodies.
In the Turkish city of Çeşme, the "25th Workshop on Electromagnetic Induction" of the International Association for Geomagnetism and Aeronomy (IAGA) took place from 11.09. to 17.09.2022. At the event, Dr Ute Weckmann from the GFZ German Research Centre for Geosciences officially took over the chairmanship of Division VI of the IAGA for the next four years.
Research activities in Division VI "Electromagnetic Induction in the Earth and Planetary Bodies" involve the investigation of all theoretical and practical aspects of the spatial distribution of electrical properties in the Earth and planetary interiors, in particular electrical conductivity, and its relation to physical parameters considered e.g. in seismology, rheology, petrology, hydrology or volcanology.
A central task of the IAGA Division is the organisation of such biennial workshops. The promotion of young scientists through travel grants is also of great importance. The organisation of this year's event was by no means a foregone conclusion - it had already been postponed for two years due to the pandemic. However, despite the ongoing Corona travel restrictions of some countries as well as the Russian war of aggression in Ukraine, 150 Division VI members were able to travel to Turkey and exchange scientific ideas and deepen their collaboration at this year's workshop.