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CLIMATE CHANGE TO BE AMONG THE TOPICS OF THIS MAJOR SCIENTIFIC EVENT

The Events & Conference division of the Italian Exhibition Group has clinched the bid to host the next edition of the quadrennial International Conference of the IAG, the International Association of Geodesy that promotes scientific cooperation and research in geodesy on a global, regional and local scale. The important scientific event (approximately 500 participants) will be held for the first time in Italy, from 1 to 5 September 2025 at the Palacongressi in Rimini. The latest edition took place this year in Beijing, with previous editions held in Japan, Germany, and Argentina.

Several decisive elements led to the IAG Council choice to select Italy and consequently, Rimini, which was in contention with four other competing cities: Paris, Wroclaw, Algiers, and Hyderabad (India).

The bid was presented by the University of Bologna, with particular input from the Department of Physics and Astronomy together with that of Civil, Chemical, Environmental and Materials Engineering (DICAM).

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“The Palacongressi di Rimini submitted locations and technologies at the highest level, necessary elements for staging this type of international event,” explains Professor Susanna Zerbini of the Department of Physics and Astronomy of the Alma Mater who, alongside the director of DICAM, Professor Stefano Gandolfi, presented and supported the IEG’s bid. “Rimini is a well-known locality on the Romagna coast not only in Europe – continue the two professors – Everything that the city of Rimini can offer to participants in terms of hospitality, nature and history is of the highest quality. This was definitely a decisive element in the context of the proposal.”

The bid was also successful thanks to the support of the Italian delegate on the Council of the International Association of Geodesy (Professor Mattia Crespi – Sapienza University of Rome) and the entire national geodetic community.

The scientific topics to be addressed during the Conference will be of great significance: the program will in fact also focus on the significant contribution that geodesy offers to the study of very pressing issues such as the effects of climate change on the environment, as well as the anthropic factors affecting the planet. Melting of glaciers, subsidence phenomena, meteorological forecasts through GPS are just some of the issues that will be addressed.

Further information is available at https://www.iegexpo.it/en/.