2004 Proceedings Index
Open Scientific Communications
Citation of Scientific Data
Data for Economic Development
World Summit on the Information
International Scientific Program Committee
The Scientific Advisory Committee
The Local Organization Committee
Program at a Glance
Program Book [large pdf file - you may want to right-click and save
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General Information About the
Bonnin, Paris, Awarded the 2004 CODATA Prize
France - The 2004 CODATA Prize recipient is Professor Jean Bonnin, President
of the Association "Earth Data Network for Education and Scientific
Exchange" (EDNES). Professor Bonnin is recognized for outstanding
achievement in the areas of geophysics, seismology and geodynamics. The
prize is awarded during the 19th International CODATA Conference to be
held in Berlin, Germany, 7-10 November 2004.
to geophysics and geodynamics is outstanding. In the 1960s, he was a contributing
author to the theory of Plate Tectonics, one of the most revolutionary
theories of the 20th century. Working in close collaboration with other
famous French and American geologists and geophysicists, he was an active
member of the group that created a principally new concept and model of
the Lithosphere/Asthenosphere structure of the Earth.
Professor Bonnin's current research focuses on Information Society Technologies
adaptation for scientific and technological data handling and studies.
It includes the projects "New Methods of Working for Information
Society Technologies Programme Promotion to Commonwealth of Independent
States" (WISTCIS) and "Teleworking as a Tool for Information
Society Technologies Program romotion to Baltic States" (TELEBALT),
which are coordinated by EDNES and funded by Information Society Technologies
(IST) Programme of the European Union. CODATA, being represented by its
TG "Virtual Laboratories for Earth and Environmental Sciences"
plays participates in the TELEBALT project. This important work encourages
EU-CIS teleworking for the benefits of the IST Programme.
During his time as the Secretary-General of the European-Mediterranean
Seismological Center, he turned the then little-known organization into
a major contributor to international seismological data studies, and joined
together the efforts of many European seismological institutes.
As the President of EDNES, he has carried out a variety of projects that
have integrated together data activities in a number of European countries,
and have also been important to organizations in other countries, including
Russia and the United States.
Since 1979, Professor Bonnin has been a full professor at the Institute
of Physics of the Earth in Strasbourg and has authored three books and
35 scientific articles. His distinguished career has included several
fields of interest, including global tectonics and lithosphere deformation,
data management, and seismicity.
CODATA, the ICSU Committee on Data for Science and Technology, is an international
scientific organization concerned with the collection, management, manipulation,
access to and exploitation of quantitative data in science and technology.
For over 30 years, CODATA has been at the center of international, multi-lateral,
multi-disciplinary cooperation for data activities. Through its task groups,
conferences and publications, CODATA enriches the scientific world with
the latest advances in data and data technology. The CODATA Secretariat
is located in Paris, France, and serves a world-wide network of over 20
national committees and 14 scientific union members, as well as many supporting
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