The British Geophysical Association (BGA) is a joint relationship of the Royal Astronomical Society and the Geological Society of London, which propels the interests of geophysics and geophysicists inside the UK. It expects to advance the subject of geophysics and quality the ties between the land and geophysical groups inside the UK by holding gatherings and courses, by empowering the production geophysical examination, and by such different means as are considered suitable to an Association by its guardian social orders.
The BGA is overseen by a board of trustees of up to eighteen individuals with eight straightforwardly chose individuals including a President, Secretary, Meetings Secretary and Treasurer. The present President is Dr. Jenny Collier, and the present Meetings Secretary is Derek Keir. The advisory group additionally incorporates one part designated by each of the guardian social orders, to guarantee satisfactory correspondence amongst themselves and the BGA. A School and Industry agent may likewise be co-selected onto the board, neither of whom should be a kindred of either society. The board of trustees had in the past included individuals from five partnered bunches (Education, Environmental and Industrial Geophysics, Geodesy, Geomagnetism and Palaeomagnetism, Seismology and Physics of the Earth's Interior), however paving the way to the 2009 AGM these positions have been expelled and an Education Secretary position made. The board of trustees vote when granting the prestigious Bullerwell Lecture prize every year.
The British Geophysical Association exists "to advance the subject of geophysics, and especially to fortify the relationship amongst geography and geophysics in the UK, by holding gatherings and courses, by empowering the distribution of the consequences of examination, and by such different means as are esteemed proper". It looks to go about as a discussion for all UK geophysicists and a method for speaking to their interests to its folks, the Royal Astronomical Society and the Geological Society, and to other authority bodies e.g. in the selection of UK agents to pertinent worldwide Associations.Read More»