The usefulness of a world center for the collection and storage of gravity data is obvious to geophysicists and geodesists. The readers of our journal will be interested to read about the International Gravity Bureau (of the International Association of Geodesy) in Paris, whose mission is to assemble gravity data and integrate them into the world gravity net. In response to a request by Dr. L. L. Nettleton, Professor P. Tardi, Director of the Bureau, was kind enough to contribute a brief description of the Bureau and its activities for publication in Geophysics.

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