Resolution No. 1 (2023): Sharing geomagnetic field data across borders

The International Association of Geomagnetism and Aeronomy (IAGA)


  • that geopolitical conflicts create restrictions on sharing geomagnetic and aeronomic data across borders for scientific use; and
  • the above restrictions negatively impact international scientific collaboration and research;


  • that sharing of geomagnetic and aeronomic data across borders is an internationally established norm; and
  • sharing geomagnetic and aereonomic data enhances the scientific benefits for the entire world, including nations that are involved in geopolitical conflicts;


  • that IUGG, International Science Council (ISC) and other relevant international bodies support national authorities, including those affected by geopolitical conflicts, in efforts to share geomagnetic and aeronomic data across borders; and
  • that IAGA has passed multiple resolutions concerned with open access to scientific data, including geomagnetic and aeronomic ones [e.g. 1, 2, 3, 4];


  • national committees to take necessary actions in their respective countries to ensure sharing of geomagnetic and aeronomic data across borders; and
  • ISC, relevant national and international authorities to continue supporting them in this effort.

[1] 1991 IAGA Resolution No. 1: Global observation network and data exchange
[2] 1999 IAGA Resolution No. 5: WIPO and free access to databases
[3] 2005 IAGA Resolution No. 1: Open access to scientific data
[4] 2011 IAGA Resolution No. 4: De-classifying magnetic anomaly data

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