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The two Geophysics Forums are independent, authoritative groups drawn from the UK research community to discuss issues and present their views to governing and funding bodies.

The two Geophysics Forums are independent, authoritative groups drawn from the UK research community to discuss issues and present their views to governing and funding bodies.

Forum members are drawn from professors at UK universities and try to represent the views of all geophysicists in their respective institutions. The Forums complement the activities of the RAS, who arrange and host the meetings, but are independent of the Society. They aim to build on the success of the Astronomy Forum.

The two forums are split between subject areas, with one forum for research within the surface of the Earth and one for outside:

  • The External Geophysics Forum covers atmospheric physics, solar-terrestrial physics, magnetospheres etc.
  • The Solid Earth Geophysics Forum covers seismology, geophysical fluid dynamics, geodesy etc.

The inaugural meetings of both Geophysics Forums were held in 2013. Minutes and presentations from both sets of meetings are available on this page.