for the 19th International CODATA Conference

Berlin, Germany — 7-10 November 2004

CODATA Prize Award 2004
Press Release

CODATA website

CODATA 2004 Proceedings Index
Data Archiving
Data Quality
Data Visualization
Environmental Informatics
Gas Hydrates
Infoscience Today
Knowledge Discovery
Multi-disciplinary Data Projects
Open Scientific Communications
Publication and Citation of Scientific Data
Scientific Data for Economic Development
Scientific Informatics in EurAsia
World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS)

Submission/Publication Guidelines

Organization Committees
The International Scientific Program Committee
The Scientific Advisory Committee
The Local Organization Committee

Scientific Program
Program at a Glance
Final Detailed Program Book [large pdf file - you may want to right-click and save to your computer]
General Information About the Program


Professor Jean Bonnin, Paris, Awarded the 2004 CODATA Prize

Paris, 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.

His contribution 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 organizations.
For more information:
CODATA Secretariat
51, Boulevard Montmorency
Paris, France
+33 (0)1 45 25 04 96 (tel)




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